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Responding to Welfare Privatization: New Tools for a New Age


Wendy A. Bach


University of Tennessee College of Law

April 1, 2011

Clearinghouse Review, Vol. 44, No. 11-12, p. 545, March-April 2011
University of Tennessee Legal Studies Research Paper No. 147

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Privatization of the operation of public benefit programs in the wake of welfare reform has diminished the effectiveness of traditional approaches to advocacy. A case study from New York City of how private contractors succeeded in reducing welfare roles while imposing punitive policies on poor families offers a glimpse of possible new advocacy tools. Requiring contract-monitoring bodies that involve community members and advocates could help facilitate transparent contracting processes and reshape social welfare programs to serve clients.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 13

Keywords: welfare, privatization, contracting, governance, accountability

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Date posted: April 16, 2011 ; Last revised: June 2, 2011

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Bach, Wendy A., Responding to Welfare Privatization: New Tools for a New Age (April 1, 2011). Clearinghouse Review, Vol. 44, No. 11-12, p. 545, March-April 2011; University of Tennessee Legal Studies Research Paper No. 147. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1809047 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1809047

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Wendy Bach (Contact Author)
University of Tennessee College of Law ( email )
1505 West Cumberland Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37996
United States
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