© 2003

Changing Welfare

  • Rachel A. Gordon
  • Herbert J. Walberg

Part of the Issues in Children’s and Families’ Lives book series (IICL, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction and Overview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Rachel A. Gordon, Herbert J. Walberg
      Pages 3-12
  3. Cash Assistance Reforms and the Well-Being of Families and Children

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Pamela A. Morris, Virginia Knox, Robert C. Granger
      Pages 15-36
    3. Elizabeth T. Powers
      Pages 37-57
    4. H. Elizabeth Peters, Robert D. Plotnick, Se-Ook Jeong
      Pages 59-91
  4. Health and Nutritional Supports to Families under Welfare Reforms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. Lara Shore-Sheppard
      Pages 95-117
    3. Arleen A. Leibowitz
      Pages 119-136
  5. Challenges to Implementing and Studying Welfare Reforms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Ross A. Thompson, Hilary A. Raikes
      Pages 159-177
    3. David Hopping
      Pages 179-199
    4. Robert M. Goerge
      Pages 201-211
    5. Steven G. Anderson
      Pages 213-232
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 233-255

About this book


Changing Welfare is concerned with the sweeping changes that took place in public assistance programs at the end of the 20th century and the way in which the original and reformed versions of these programs relate to the well-being of children and their families. The authors critically review the original conceptualizations and the new directions of programs offering cash assistance, food assistance, health insurance, and child protection services to low-income and disabled children and their families - thus, changes in the welfare programs themselves. And throughout, their concern is with whether and how these programs alter the opportunities for the development of the children targeted by these programs - thus, changes in the welfare of children and their families.
The objective of each chapter of the book is to rigorously highlight key theoretical and research issues, including the identification of major empirical findings and unanswered questions. Wherever relevant, the chapters connect theory and research to policy and practice, pointing to recommendations and challenges for the future including alternative approaches for research, policy and practice.


Alter Evaluation Familie Innovation Public Health education health political science social work sociology

Editors and affiliations

  • Rachel A. Gordon
    • 1
  • Herbert J. Walberg
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Illinois at ChicagoChicagoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Changing Welfare
  • Editors Rachel A. Gordon
    Herbert J. Walberg
  • Series Title Issues in Children’s and Families’ Lives
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic / Plenum Publishers, New York 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-306-47732-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4613-4870-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4419-9274-1
  • Series ISSN 1572-1981
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 255
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Social Work
    Social Sciences, general
    Sociology, general
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