Master of Arts (MA)
First Committee Member
Jerry L. Simich
Number of Pages
Welfare Reform: Politics, Policy and The Courts is a detailed analysis of welfare reform as directed by Congress in the Personal Responsibility Act of 1996. The thesis entails the following: an analysis of the historical factors that have led to legislative reform of the US welfare policy; an examination of the requirements the Act has placed on the states and the states' efforts to meet those requirements; issues of legitimacy that surround welfare reform, as well as US Supreme Court decisions that have helped shape welfare policy. Finally, an assessment of the direction of future welfare reform.
Courts; Policy; Politics; Reform; Welfare
Political science; Public policy
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Loomis, Paul Marion, "Welfare reform: Politics, policy and the courts" (2003). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 1615.