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Welfare Reform and Racial Policy Regimes in the American State

20 Pages Posted: 2 Sep 2009  

David M. Hedge

University of Florida

Renée J. Johnson

Kent State University

Hyun J. Yun

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: September 7, 2009

Abstract

Scholars have known for decades that welfare in America entails a fair amount of racial bias. Recent research suggests that the welfare reforms in the 1990s with their emphasis on work and the granting of more authority to the states may well have made matters worse. Our analysis seeks to add to the larger understanding of how race and politics interact in the new system of welfare. Our findings suggest that race conditions not only the content but also the politics of welfare reform.

Keywords: race, welfare reform

Suggested Citation

Hedge, David M. and Johnson, Renée J. and Yun, Hyun J., Welfare Reform and Racial Policy Regimes in the American State (September 7, 2009). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1465099 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1465099

David M. Hedge (Contact Author)

University of Florida ( email )

PO Box 117325
Gainesville, FL 32611-7325
United States

Renée J. Johnson

Kent State University

Hyun J. Yun

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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