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Author Gustafson, Kaaryn S

Title Cheating welfare : public assistance and the criminalization of poverty / Kaaryn S. Gustafson

Publisher New York : New York University Press, c2011
 Lower Mez.  KF3720 .G87 2011    AVAILABLE
Call # KF3720 .G87 2011
Description xi, 227 p. ; 24 cm
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (p. 209-219) and index
Contents Introduction -- Reconstructing social ills : from the perils of poverty to welfare dependency -- The criminalization of poverty -- A glimpse at the interviewees -- Living within and without the rules -- Engaging with rules and negotiating compliance -- Contextualizing criminality, noncompliance, and resistance -- Cheating ourselves
Summary Discusses the history and prevalence of welfare fraud using interviews and case studies
Notes Brown Black
Subject Welfare fraud -- United States
Public welfare -- California -- Case studies
ISBN 9780814732311 (hbk. : alk. paper)
0814732313 (hbk. : alk. paper)
9780814732915 (e-book)
0814732917 (e-book)


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