The Workfare State

The Workfare State recounts the history of the evolving social contract for poor families from the New Deal to the present. Challenging conventional accounts, Eva Bertram argues that conservative Southern Democrats in the 1960s and 1970s led the way in developing the modern workfare state, well before Republican campaigns in the 1980s.

The Workfare State
Public Assistance Politics from the New Deal to the New Democrats

Eva Bertram

2015 | 336 pages | Cloth $75.00 | Paper $29.95
Political Science / American History
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Democratic Divisions on Work and Welfare
Chapter 2. Welfarists Confront Workfarists: The Family Assistance Plan
Chapter 3. Building Workfare: WIN II, SSI, and EITC
Chapter 4. The Political Economy of Work and Welfare State
Chapter 5. The Conservative Assault and the Liberal Retreat
Chapter 6. Roots of Change: The New South and the New Democrats
Chapter 7. Showdown and Settlement
Chapter 8. The New World of Workfare