This is an overview essay on the 1996 welfare legislation and its consequences. The paper is divided into five parts: (1) The basic elements of the legislation; (2) The conservative assumptions undergirding this legislation and the progressive responses to them; (3) The consequences of the legislation for individuals and families; (4) The missing elements in the new welfare legislation; and (5) The progressive solution to welfare.
Eitzen, D. Stanley and Zinn, Maxine Baca
"The Missing Safety Net and Families: A Progressive Critique of the New Welfare Legislation,"
The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare: Vol. 27
, Article 4.
Available at: http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/jssw/vol27/iss1/4