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A House Divided: How Welfare Reform Pits Working Families Against the Nonworking Poor

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Publication Date: November 2004

Publisher(s): Center for Economic and Policy Research

Author(s): Heather Boushey

Topic: Labor (Employment and labor supply)

Keywords: Conservative politics; Poverty; Unemployment insurance

Type: Report

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

This paper shows how conservatives gained support among the working poor not by increasing assistance to them, but by cutting assistance to the non-working poor. Published in the New Labor Forum, Fall 2004 issue.