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Invisible Safety Net Protecting the Nation's Poor Children and Families

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ISBN-10: 0691138524

ISBN-13: 9780691138527

Edition: 2006

Authors: Janet Currie

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In one of the most provocative books ever published on America's social welfare system, economist Janet Currie argues that the modern social safety net is under attack. Unlike most books about antipoverty programs, Currie trains her focus not on cash welfare, which accounts for a small and shrinking share of federal expenditures on poor families with children, but on the staples of today's American welfare system: Medicaid, Food Stamps, Head Start, WIC, and public housing. These programs, Currie maintains, form an effective, if largely invisible and haphazard safety net, and yet they are the very programs most vulnerable to political attack and misunderstanding. This book highlights both…    
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Book details

List price: $32.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 11/30/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.14" wide x 9.13" long x 0.67" tall
Weight: 0.066
Language: English

Welfare vs. "Making Work Pay"
In Sickness and in Health: The Importance of Public Health Insurance
Feeding the Hungry: Food Stamps, School Nutrition Programs, and WIC
Home Sweet Home?
Who's Minding the Kids?
Defending and Mending the Safety Net
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