Obama's welfare legacy: an assessment of US anti-poverty policies

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Daguerre, A. 2017. Obama's welfare legacy: an assessment of US anti-poverty policies. Bristol Policy Press.
TitleObama's welfare legacy: an assessment of US anti-poverty policies
AuthorsDaguerre, A.
Abstract

The election of Barack Obama in the midst of the 2008 economic downturn brought hope to millions and presented an opportunity for expanding socio-economic rights. But the Obama administration was consistently constrained by the challenges of divided government, and the now threatened Affordable Care Act (‘Obamacare’) remains the stand-out welfare reform of his Presidency.
Using new research, Anne Daguerre examines Obama’s legacy on welfare and antipoverty policies, focusing in particular on the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The book provides an up-to-date account of the contemporary politics of poverty and public entitlements in the US, comparing this with the Western European experience and its traditionally strong commitment to social welfare, to assess what lessons can be learned.

Research GroupEmployment Relations group
LanguageEnglish
ISBN
Hardcover9781447338338
PublisherPolicy Press
Place of publicationBristol
Publication dates
Print10 Jul 2017
Publication process dates
Deposited11 Dec 2017
Output statusPublished
Accepted author manuscript
Copyright Statement

This is a post-peer-review, pre-copy edited version of an chapter published in Obama's welfare legacy: an assessment of US anti-poverty policies. Details of the definitive published version and how to purchase it are available online at: https://policypress.co.uk/obamas-welfare-legacy

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