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Gaining Ground in Illinois


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Table of Contents
Section I: Welfare Reform in Political and Ideological Perspective in Illinois and Nationally
Chapter 1: Beyond Left and Right and the Problem of Welfare Reform
Chapter 2: Making the Words Flesh: Welfare Reform in the Illinois Political Culture
Chapter 3: The Illinois Families Study
Section II: Person-Centered Characteristics that Influence the Outcomes of Welfare Reform
Chapter 4: Two Worlds of Welfare: Overview of Welfare Caseload Trends in Illinois
Chapter 5: Working and Earning After Welfare Reform
Chapter 6: Depression and Welfare
Chapter 7: How the Children Fare
Section III: Policy Factors Influencing the Poor in Illinois
Chapter 8: Sanctions: Do They Help or Hurt the Poor?
Chapter 9: Did Welfare Reform Launch the Poor into Better Neighborhoods?
Chapter 10: Assessing the Results and Moving Forward

Appendix A: Springfield Data Collection
Appendix B: Background on the IFS Qualitative Sample

About the Author

Dan A. Lewis is Professor of Human Development and Social Policy and Faculty Fellow at the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University. He is also the coauthor of six other books on public policy.


Blends both quantitative and qualitative data in an attempt to make more sensitive and refined interpretations.... Lewis has a knack for presenting fairly complicated quantitative findings in a clear manner without too much oversimplification, which is difficult to achieve.
*Steven G. Anderson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign*

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