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The Welfare Marketplace

Privatization and Welfare Reform


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ISBN
081577706X,
Language
English
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Subject Public welfare -- Contracting out -- United States.

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Annotation Bill Clinton's signing of the Welfare Reform Act of 1996 encouraged the privatization of so-called welfare-to-work programs across the United States. In this report commissioned by the Brookings Institution's Center on Public Service, Sanger (urban policy analysis and management, New School U.) looks at the impact of privatization in San Diego, Milwaukee, New York, and Houston, concentrating on issues of competition between profit and non-profit sectors, as well as issues of quality and accountability. Among the trends she observes are the draining of talent from public agencies by profits and non- profits and increasing incentives to deny people benefits to which they are entitled. These trends are "unlikely to reverse themselves." Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).