Award Date

1-1-2003

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Political Science

First Committee Member

Jerry L. Simich

Number of Pages

49

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Courts; Policy; Politics; Reform; Welfare

Controlled Subject

Political science; Public policy

File Format

pdf

File Size

1433.6 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/ehry-u8nl


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