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Progressive welfare reform? Ending general assistance cash grants for homeless people in San Francisco

Date Added to Library: 
Monday, June 27, 2016 - 16:53
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 
10.1080/10875540802623393
Priority: 
high
Individual Author: 
Noy, Darren
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Published Date: 
2009
Published Date (Text): 
2009
Publication: 
Journal of Poverty
Volume: 
13
Issue Number: 
1
Year: 
2009
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Abstract: 

This article examines Care-Not-Cash, a welfare reform measure that replaced cash General Assistance payments for homeless people in San Francisco with in-kind social services. Unlike most welfare reform measures, Care-Not-Cash was framed by proponents as a progressive policy, aimed at expanding social services and government care for poor people. Drawing on primary and secondary documents, as well as extensive interviews, this article examines the historical and political context leading to the passage of Care-Not-Cash. Care-Not-Cash represents a unique example of the way that the policy program of welfare reform is framed at the local level. (author abstract)

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Page Count: 
19
Epub Date: 
02/04/2009
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