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Deacon, Alan ed., 199711, From Welfare to Work: Lessons from America, London: IEA Health and Welfare Unit.


Deacon, Alan ed., 199711, From Welfare to Work: Lessons from America (Choice in Welfare no. 39), London: IEA Health and Welfare Unit. 16+155p ISBN-10: 0255363990 [amazon]



ŸMead, Lawrence M., 1997, "Forword," Alan Deacon ed., From Welfare to Work: Lessons from America, London: IEA Health and Welfare Unit, viii-xi.
ŸDeacon, Alan, 1997, "Editor's Introduction: Lawrence Mead and the New Politics of Welfare," Alan Deacon ed., From Welfare to Work: Lessons from America, London: IEA Health and Welfare Unit, iix-xvi.
ŸMead, Lawrence M., 1997, "From Welfare to Work: Lessons from America," Alan Deacon ed., From Welfare to Work: Lessons from America, London: IEA Health and Welfare Unit, 1-55.
ŸFrank Field, 1997, "Re-inventing Welfare: A Response to Lawrence Mead," Alan Deacon ed., From Welfare to Work: Lessons from America, London: IEA Health and Welfare Unit, 59-64.
ŸPhilpott, John, 1997, "Lessons from America: Workfare and Labour's New Deal," Alan Deacon ed., From Welfare to Work: Lessons from America, London: IEA Health and Welfare Unit, 65-78.
ŸMcLaughlin, Eithne, 1997, "Workfare--a Pull, a Push or a Shove?: Balancing Constraint, Opportunity, Compulsion and Autonomy in Individual Experience," Alan Deacon ed., From Welfare to Work: Lessons from America, London: IEA Health and Welfare Unit, 79-96.
ŸGrimes, Alistair, 1997, "Would Workfare Work?: An Alternative Approach for the UK," Alan Deacon ed., From Welfare to Work: Lessons from America, London: IEA Health and Welfare Unit, 97-107.
ŸCook, Dee, 1997, "From Welfare to Work--and BAck Again?," Alan Deacon ed., From Welfare to Work: Lessons from America, London: IEA Health and Welfare Unit, 108-19.
ŸPhillips, Melanie, 1997, "Workfare for Lone Mothers: A Solution to the Wrong Problems?," Alan Deacon ed., From Welfare to Work: Lessons from America, London: IEA Health and Welfare Unit, 120-5.
ŸMead, Lawrence M., 1997, "Rejoinder," Alan Deacon ed., From Welfare to Work: Lessons from America, London: IEA Health and Welfare Unit, 127-33.



‘Contents

The Authors
Forword

Editor's Introduction: Lawrence Mead and the New Politics of Welfare

From Welfare to Work: Lessons from America

1 Poverty and the Failure to Work
Why Work Must Be Enforced
The Employment Problem

2 What Stops the Poor from Working?
Economic Trends
The Culture of Poverty
The Limits of Opportunity

3 Making Work Pay
Making Jobs

4 Radical Solutions from Right and Left

5 The Case for Work Requirements
The Drive for Enforcement
Effects of Work Programmes
The Need for Mandatoriness
The Need for Actual Work
Diversion

6 The Future of Work Enforcement
How Enforcement Works
Enforcing Participation and Work
Enforcement and Performance
Case-management
Monitoring
How Clients Respond
Diversion and Direction

7 An Assessment of Work Enforcement
Advantages
Disadvantages
Institutional Conditions
Exemplary Cases

8 The Political Dimension of Workfare
Resistance of the Elites
Public Support
Should the State Enforce Values?
Enforcement as a Moderate Policy

Tables

Commentaries

Re-inventing Welfare: A Response to Lawrence Mead
Lessons from America: Workfare and Labour's New Deal
@Introduction
@What Stops Britain's Jobless People from Working?
@Structural Change and Unemployment
@Work Incentives and the Benefit System
@The Case for Work Requirements
@Why does Workfare Work?
@Is Compuplsion Justified?
@The Limits of Diversion
@The Importance of Programme Design and Implementation
@Conclusion
Workfare--a Pull, a Push or a Shove?: Balancing Constraint, Opportunity, Compulsion and Autonomy in Individual Experience
@Introduction
@The Nature of, and Lessons from, US Programme Interventions
@Compulsion and Competence
@The Form of the Argument
@Opportunity and Constraint
@Autonomy and Compulsion
@The Rise in Competency Demands
@Autonomy, Political Expression and Compulsion
Would Workfare Work?: An Alternative Approach for the UK
From Welfare to Work--and BAck Again?
@Introduction
@What is the Problem?
@'Who' Is the Problem?
@The Element of Compulsion: The Case of Lone Mothers
@'Help and Hassle'
@Does Workfare 'Deliver the Goods'?
@Workfare and Labour Markets
@Conclusion
Workfare for Lone Mothers: A Solution to the Wrong Problems?
@'Workfare won't work in the UK because barriers to employment are worse here than in the US'
@'Workfare ignores the structural roots of poverty and inequality'
@'Workfare blames the victims for problems that are really society's fault'
@'Workfare aimes only to cut the welfare rolls'
@'Workfare succeeds for other reasons than enforcement'
@'Workfare would undercut voluntary programmes'
@'Workfare ignores the lone-parent problem'


Notes
Index



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