Voices of welfare reform: Bureaucratic rationality versus the perceptions of welfare participants

Ann Rachel Tickamyer, Debra A. Henderson, Julie Anne White, Barry L. Tadlock

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Abstract

This article compares the assumptions of welfare reform with the way the program is actually implemented to show the underlying contradictions in the way policy is politically justified and implemented. The results of focus group discussions with women on welfare in four rural Appalachian Ohio counties demonstrate the disparities between the top-down goals of welfare policy and the bottom-up perceptions of their outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)173-192
Number of pages20
JournalAffilia - Journal of Women and Social Work
Volume15
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Gender Studies
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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