The War on Welfare

Focusing on the fate of the federal Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) program, this comprehensive history of the thirty year war over welfare shows how stubborn allegiance to the male-headed household undermined the struggle for economic justice.

The War on Welfare
Family, Poverty, and Politics in Modern America

Marisa Chappell

2009 | 360 pages | Cloth $45.00 | Paper $24.95
American History | Public Policy
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Table of Contents

List of Acronyms

Introduction
One: Reconstructing the Black Family: The Liberal Antipoverty Coalition in the 1960s
Two: Legislating the Male-Breadwinner Family: The Family Assistance Plan
Three: Building a New Majority: Welfare and Economic Justice in the 1970s
Four: Debating the Family Wage: Welfare Reform in the Carter Administration
Five: Relinquishing Responsibility for Poor Families: Reagan's Family Wage for the Wealthy
Conclusion: Beyond the Family Wage

Notes
Index
Acknowledgments