- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Expected online publication date: August 2019
- Print publication year: 2019
- Online ISBN: 9781108631662
While the United States continues to recover from the 2008 Great Recession, the country still faces unprecedented inequality as increasing numbers of poor families struggle to get by with little assistance from the government. Holes in the Safety Net: Federalism and Poverty offers a grounded look at how states and the federal government provide assistance to poor people. With chapters covering everything from welfare reform to recent efforts by states to impose work requirements on Medicaid recipients, the book avoids unnecessary jargon and instead focuses on how programs operate in practice. This timely work should be read by anyone who cares about poverty, rising inequality, and the relationship between state, local, and federal levels of government.
Jacob S. Hacker - Yale University, Connecticut, co-author of Winner-Take-All Politics and American Amnesia and author of The Great Risk Shift
Khiara M. Bridges - Boston University and author of The Poverty of Privacy Rights
Francis Fox Piven - City University of New York and co-author of Regulating the Poor and Poor People’s Movements