Article Archive: Welfare Policy
Uses analysis of stories from the Faces of Change project to explore rationality in the strategies welfare-involved households use to manage their chronic shortage of cash. Introduces partialization and resource determinacy as explanatory concepts.
Explores the impact of family instability, housing conditions, and maternal employment on the mental health and physical health of children whose families are poor. Discusses child risk factors and the steps low-income parents take to improve the well-being of their children. Paper is based on narratives collected during the second phase of the Faces of Change project.
Explores shared housing experience from the perspective of those who live it. Based on the stories from the Faces of Change project.
Preview of the introduction of a book containing a policy analysis based on firsthand accounts from current and former welfare recipients. Entire book also is available for purchase.
Examines low-income families’ use of informal social networks to obtain child care. Based on analysis of narratives from the Faces of Change project. Develops policy recommendations based on findings.
Preview of the first chapter of a book containing firsthand accounts from 100 current and former welfare recipients. Entire book also is available for purchase.
Uses data from the Faces of Change project to identify two distinct groups of poor Americans who will require entirely different policy responses and supports to advance or survive.
An editorial comment based on research from the Faces of Change project. Questions policies that, in effect, require welfare recipients to rely on their social networks for material support.
- Developmental Disabilities (2)
- Ethics and Research (1)
- Health Care Delivery (4)
- Incarceration and Corrections (4)
- Mental Health (5)
- Native Americans (1)
- Operational Research (11)
- Outcome and Program Evaluations (10)
- Social Capital and Community Building (10)
- Social Work, Programming, and Services (9)
- Uncategorized (11)
- Welfare Policy (8)
- Workforce Research (7)