Regulating the Poor: The Functions of Public Welfare

Frances Fox Piven, Richard A. Cloward

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Originally published in 1971, this social science classic outlines the social functions of welfare programs.

"Uncompromising and provocative....By mixing history, political interpretation and sociological analysis, Piven and Cloward provide the best explanation to date of our present situation...no future discussion of welfare can afford to ignore them."--Peter Steinfels, The New York Times Book Review
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