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Immigrants, Welfare Reform, and the Poverty of Policy

Immigrants, Welfare Reform, and the Poverty of Policy
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In many respects, the United States remains a nation of immigrants. This is the first book length treatment of the impact of the 1996 welfare reform act on a wide range of immigrant groups in North America. Contributors to the book draw on ethnographic fieldwork, government data, and original survey research to show how welfare reform has reinforced socio-economic hardships for working poor immigrants. As the essays reveal, reform laws have increased the social isolation of poor immigrant households and discouraged large numbers of qualified immigrants from applying for health and welfare services. All of the articles highlight the importance of examining federal policy guidelines in conjunction with local enforcement policies, labor market dynamics, and immigrant attitudes toward government agencies.
ABC-CLIO; April 2004
324 pages; ISBN 9780313051753
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ISBNs
0313051755
9780275978730
9780313051753