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Author Daguerre, Anne, author.

Title Obama's welfare legacy : an assessment of US anti-poverty policies / Anne Daguerre
Published Bristol, UK : Policy Press, 2017


Description 1 online resource (xii, 164 pages)
Series Policy Press shorts. Research
Policy Press shorts. Research.
Contents The American social contract -- The Obama administration's vision -- Navigating the political backlash -- The politics of damage limitation -- Obama's welfare and antipoverty policies: an assessment -- Conclusion : the American welfare state in comparative perspective
Summary The election of Barack Obama in the midst of the 2008 economic downturn brought hope to millions and presented an opportunity for expanding socio-economic rights. But the Obama administration was consistently constrained by the challenges of divided government, and the now threatened Affordable Care Act ('Obamacare') remains the stand-out welfare reform of his Presidency. Using new research, Anne Daguerre examines Obama's legacy on welfare and antipoverty policies, focusing in particular on the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The book provides an up-to-date account of the contemporary politics of poverty and public entitlements in the US, comparing this with the Western European experience and its traditionally strong commitment to social welfare, to assess what lessons can be learned
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 129-152) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (Program)
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (U.S.)
United States. Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (U.S.)
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (Program)
SUBJECT Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (United States) fast
Subject Public welfare -- United States.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Social Services & Welfare.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Human Services.
Politics and government
Public welfare
United States -- Politics and government -- 2009-2017
United States -- Politics and government -- 2017-2021
United States
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781447338345