Welfare and Welfare Reform

Background Information

More books and videos about welfare can be found using the Library's catalog.

America's Struggle Against Poverty in the Twentieth Century HN 59. P 39 2000
Both Hands Tied: Welfare Reform and the Race to the Bottom in the Low-wage Labor Market HD 8072.5 C 656 2010
Cheating Welfare: Public Assistance and the Criminalization of Poverty Online only
Crisis of Caregiving: Social Welfare Police in the United State HV 95. C 75 2010
Invisible Safety Net: Protecting the Nation's Poor Children and Families HV 95. C 86 2006
Rise and Fall of the Welfare State Online only
Social Welfare: A History of the American Response to Need HV 91. S 6235 2001
War on Welfare: Family, Poverty, and Politics in Modern America HV 91. C 4513 2010
Welfare: A Documentary History of U.S. Policy and Politics HV 91. W 4664 2003
Welfare Reform: Effects of a Decade of Change HV 95. G 743 2005
What Poor Child is This? Poverty and America's Children [Streaming Video] Online only
Why Americans Hate Welfare: Race, Media, and the Politics of Antipoverty Policy P 96. P 842 U 654 1999

Journal Articles

Academic Search Premier
This multidisciplinary database is a great place to search for articles on any topic. It can help you locate the articles about welfare and welfare reform from the 1980s up to the present.
CQ Researcher
CQ Researcher can be used to locate reports on a wide variety of current issues in welfare and welfare reform including poverty, foster care, immigration, homelessness, and more.
Sociological Collection
This wide ranging database contains more in depth information about welfare and poverty in America.

Web Resources

Urban Institute: Poverty and Safety Net
The Urban Institute, a nonpartisan research group, created this site to share information about poverty, welfare, unemployment, and a host of related topics. In addition, the Urban Institute also shares sociological information about the effects of poverty and welfare. The reports are created by researchers at universities and think tanks from around the country and are available in full text.
This site contains information about the US Welfare system and related programs. It also covers the history of welfare in the United States.