9780742549289

Managing Welfare Reform in New York City

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  • ISBN13:

    9780742549289

  • ISBN10:

    0742549283

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-10-06
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

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Summary

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

Figures
ix
Tables
xi
Abbreviations xiii
Acknowledgments xv
Part One: Overview
Introduction to Welfare Reform under Mayor Giuliani
3(15)
E. S. Savas
Overview of Welfare Reform
18(41)
Demetra Smith Nightingale
Part Two: Elements of Welfare Reform
Changing the Organizational Culture
59(26)
Arthur L. Levine
Protecting against Welfare Fraud
85(20)
James Clark
Managing the Welfare System with JobStat
105(41)
Kay E. Sherwood
Achieving ``Full Engagement''
146(25)
Douglas J. Besharov
Peter Germanis
Overcoming Opposition and Giving Work Experience to Welfare Applicants and Recipients
171(39)
James Clark
Epilogue: Calculating WEP's Costs and Monetary Benefits
210(13)
Douglas J. Besharov
Peter Germanis
Placing Welfare Applicants and Recipients in Jobs through Performance-Based Contracting
223(34)
Burt S. Barnow
John Trutko
Engaging Drug and Alcohol Abusers
257(32)
Sally Satel
Housing the Homeless
289(12)
Thomas J. Main
Part Three: Results of Welfare Reform
The Welfare Revolution in New York City
301(51)
June O'Neill
Sanders Korenman
Reflections of the Commissioner
352(15)
Jason A. Turner
Index 367(6)
About the Contributors 373

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