Read “American Dream Three Women, Ten Kids, and a Nation’s Drive to End Welfare” by Jason DeParle with Rakuten Kobo. In this definitive work, two-time. In this definitive work, two-time Pulitzer finalist Jason DeParle cuts between the mean streets of Milwaukee and the corridors of Washington to produce. American Dream has ratings and reviews. Larry said: I have been a Jason DeParle is a journalist who covered welfare for the NY Times. The book.

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I’d love to read an update Something that I kept coming around to was the thought that we, ameican a nation, can do something more to discourage unplanned births. American Dream by Jason DeParle. Mainly, it says that the challenges of entrenched poverty are the purview of neither Left nor Right. I think the end of cash payments in exchange for more in-kind support food stamps, Medicaid, training programs, utility assistance, housing is actually a good thing.

Drewm the end of the story, none of them were.

‘American Dream’: The Effects of Welfare Reform

An honest and non-partisan amerucan at the realities not only of welfare, but of welfare reform as seen through the stories of three young women and their families. Very complete look at welfare reform, and the problems several women deparl in Milwaukee trying to leave welfare in the s immediately after President Clinton and the Republicans overhauled AFDC.

He is the great-great grandfather to two of the book’s main characters. The best marriage program is a jobs program. I think it’s in line with our American values and I think it ultimately does more good for more people. What amazes me is that more people don’t lie.


‘American Dream’: The Effects of Welfare Reform : NPR

Who is welfare reform really helping? At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information.

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The double standard for middle-class mothers was revealed when Congress passed a law intwo years after passing the welfare reform bill, giving tax deductions to middle class mothers who choose to stay home to care for their children.

Government transparency is indispensable and we should insist on accountability of officials. Despite some criticisms of Wisconsin’s welfare reform, he “reveled at the sight of so many poor women groping their way into jobs. In their effort to prevent passage of the bill, the leadership of the National Organization for Women NOW went on a hunger strike and their legal defense fund continued to organize against welfare reform, but NOW was not able to summon large numbers of their membership to the fight.

Solow concludes that time limits are incompatible with the substitution of work for welfare. NewswireMarch 30, Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

American Dream: Three Women, Ten Kids, and a Nation’s Drive to End Welfare by Jason DeParle

In a letter to the federal government, Republican governors Thompson, Engler, and Weld wrote, “We are willing to accept a reduction in funding if we are given the freedom to run these programs with few, if any, strings attached.

Mar 29, Erin rated it liked it Shelves: DeParle writes vividly about welfare reform, which he calls “the Middle East of domestic policy. He believes that we should go back to the notion of “packaging” “i. Thompson’s opponent in the Republican primary described him as a “two-bit hack,” and the head of the state Democratic Party “declared her bra size larger than Thompson’s IQ. Looking for More Great Reads? DeParle mentions the computer program used in Wisconsin called Care, which workers had enormous difficulty mastering.


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Would you like us to take another look at this review? Mar 25, Lobstergirl rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Their children were largely unsupervised and got into a lot of trouble. Nevertheless, DeParle has written compassionately about these women and their struggles with the welfare system and with poverty. De Parle has been interviewed by NPR and other stations, and he is on the lecture circuit talking about welfare and poverty.

They did see some small gains in their lives, but they were not nearly enough to significantly effect their quality of life. They proposed to send a fixed amount of money in block grants to the states, without a federal guarantee of assistance to families.

From the TV news to waiting-room posters came the same strident message: Maximus and Goodwill lost their contracts in Wisconsin.

Weird and Wacky Tales from the Right Wing. The Republican strategy was to expose Clinton as a hypocrite who wouldn’t deliver on welfare reform despite his rhetoric.