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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This study compared six California counties, five of which had favored education and training, hoping to prepare recipients for higher-paying jobs. The Failed Welfare Revolution. DeParle does a fantastic job at describing and humanizing three women who were demonized by congress and dparle the archetypes which led to welfare’s upheaval.

I definitely recommend this book. Aug 20, Peggy rated it really liked it Shelves: Also goes into the history of the program, how it came to be overwhelmingly tangled in the issue of race, behind the scenes maneuvering in Washington within the Amerucan Administration and between the right-wing Congress.

Poverty and the American Dream

The Democratic party of the 90’s is eerily similar to the Republican party of today. The program cut the rolls dramatically, 66 percent in the two deoarle until the transition to W-2 was completed.


A brochure americah the conference as an ideal setting for companies seeking to: Outside Milwaukee, the rolls fell even faster, 93 percent over the two-year run-up to W In September there were 4, individuals receiving assistance.

Yet the book is pretty honest in also justifying the drive to end welfare as a possibly legitimate g This really was journalism at its best, weaving small scale personal stories into a broader narrative. The take home message of this book, to me, is that our nation fails its poor members in so many ways.

‘American Dream’: The Effects of Welfare Reform

Frances Fox Piven, a long-time observer of his work, describes him as “an exceptionally careful and sincere journalist.

Despite some criticisms of Wisconsin’s welfare reform, he “reveled at the sight of so many poor women groping their way into jobs. They made sure families had permanent housing. This reporter starting following these three families when Clinton started talking about “ending welfare as we know it”. On the contrary, he became very involved in their lives, did huge favors for them like driving them three hours to visit an imprisoned father, hugged their children, was hugely sympathetic to their plights, etc.

The women worked very hard at multi-billion dollar companies.

Jason DeParle – American Dream

It is run by a private corporation. What amazes me is that more reparle don’t lie. The Courage to Hope. Please Stop Helping Us. Solow also examined a study in Michigan, where the state ended a program called General Assistance in I could barely keep track of who was who.

American Dream

Your display name should be at least 2 characters long. It’s extremely well-researched and loaded with numbers, but also tells the story of a few families’ lives to amrrican faces on the statistics.


Want to Read saving…. When talking about overpopulation in Third World countries, President Clinton extolled the value of educating women, as women are less likely to have children when they are educated and have a future to look forward to. The book critically examines issues of job training, education, economic support, and other daily struggles poor mothers and thier children face.

DeParle is close enough to the women he followed to be able to shed some I absolutly loved this book. DeParle mentions the computer program used in Wisconsin called Care, which workers had enormous difficulty mastering. There has been a recent spate of media coverage of middle class mothers agonizing over whether to edparle their jobs and stay home with their children, including the popular sitcom “Desperate Housewives.

Feb 03, Darcy For rated it aemrican was amazing. With the assistance of her daughter Gwendolyn Mink, Patsy Mink crafted a humane welfare bill and submitted it to Congress, where it was ignored. Yet Opal had bounced between seven caseworkers at three agencies, at least two of whom had been on drugs themselves.

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