Managing Welfare Reform in New York City

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  • Copyright: 2005-10-13
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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Welfare reform was a spectacular success in New York under Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, and surprising because of the city's history of liberal social programs and its huge, entrenched welfare system. The city reduced the number of people on welfare dramatically from 1,120,000 to 460,000. How did it achieve such success in this unlikely setting? It changed the organizational culture, insisted on work first, adopted information technology, protected against fraud, and contracted for job placement.

Table of Contents

Introduction to welfare reform under Mayor Giulianip. 3
Overview of welfare reformp. 18
Changing the organizational culturep. 59
Protecting against welfare fraudp. 85
Managing the welfare system with JobStatp. 105
Achieving "full engagement"p. 146
Overcoming opposition and giving work experience to welfare applicants and recipientsp. 171
Epilogue : calculating WEP's costs and monetary benefitsp. 210
Placing welfare applicants and recipients in jobs through performance-based contractingp. 223
Engaging drug and alcohol abusersp. 257
Housing the homelessp. 289
The welfare revolution in New York Cityp. 301
Reflections of the commissionerp. 352
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