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Handler, Joel F.

Overview
Works: 88 works in 277 publications in 1 language and 13,106 library holdings
Genres: Case studies 
Roles: Author, Commentator
Classifications: HV95, 362.50973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Joel F Handler
 
Most widely held works by Joel F Handler
We the poor people work, poverty, and welfare by Joel F Handler( )
5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 2,194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Current welfare reforms - including recently enacted federal legislation - are largely symbolic politics, argue two experts in this important new book. According to Joel F. Handler and Yeheskel Hasenfeld, the real problem we face is not the spread of welfare but the spread of poverty among the working poor, a group that includes most welfare recipients. The surest way to solve the problem is to create jobs and supplement low-wage work. The authors offer proposals that would make it possible for individuals to support themselves and their families through working and that would establish a safety net for the relatively few individuals who are unable to do so
The poverty of welfare reform by Joel F Handler( Book )
8 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 1,000 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this book Joel Handler, a national expert on welfare, points out the fallacies in the current proposals for welfare reform, arguing that they merely recycle old remedies that have not worked. He analyzes the prejudice that has historically existed against "the undeserving poor" and shows that the stereotype of the inner-city woman of color who has children in order to stay on welfare is untrue. Most welfare mothers are in the labor market, says Handler; however, the work that is available to them is most often low-wage, part-time employment with no benefits. Efforts to move large numbers of welfare recipients to full-time employment are not likely to be successful, especially since most of the welfare programs for single mothers are at the state and local levels, and these governments are reluctant to spend the extra money needed to institute work or other reform programs
Reforming the poor; welfare policy, federalism, and morality by Joel F Handler( Book )
9 editions published between 1970 and 1972 in English and held by 789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Social movements and the legal system : a theory of law reform and social change by Joel F Handler( Book )
6 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The "deserving poor" : a study of welfare administration by Joel F Handler( Book )
13 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Down from bureaucracy : the ambiguity of privatization and empowerment by Joel F Handler( Book )
15 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Handler shows that in the past the gains from decentralization have proved to be more symbol than substance: some disadvantaged members of society will find new opportunities in the changes of the 1990s, but others will simply experience powerlessness under another name. He carefully distinguishes "empowerment by invitation" (in special education, worker safety, home health care, public housing tenancy, and neighborhood organizations) from the "empowerment by conflict" exemplified by the radical decentralization of the Chicago public schools. What emerges is a map of the major pitfalls and possible successes in the current journey away from a discredited regulatory state
Public interest law : an economic and institutional analysis by Burton Allen Weisbrod( Book )
8 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The moral construction of poverty : welfare reform in America by Joel F Handler( Book )
8 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Blame welfare, ignore poverty and inequality by Joel F Handler( Book )
12 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the Publisher: With the passage of the 1996 welfare reform, not only welfare, but poverty and inequality have disappeared from the political discourse. The decline in the welfare rolls has been hailed as a success. This book challenges that assumption. It argues that while many single mothers left welfare, they have joined the working poor, and fail to make a decent living. The book examines the persistent demonization of poor single-mother families; the impact of the low-wage market on perpetuating poverty and inequality; and the role of the welfare bureaucracy in defining deserving and undeserving poor. It argues that the emphasis on family values - marriage promotion, sex education and abstinence - is misguided and diverts attention from the economic hardships low-income families face. The book proposes an alternative approach to reducing poverty and inequality that centers on a children's allowance as basic income support coupled with jobs and universal child care
Lawyers and the pursuit of legal rights by Joel F Handler( Book )
8 editions published between 1974 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Protecting the social service client : legal and structural controls on official discretion by Joel F Handler( Book )
6 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Protecting the Social Service Client
The conditions of discretion : autonomy, community, bureaucracy by Joel F Handler( Book )
7 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Law and the search for community by Joel F Handler( Book )
5 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hard labor : women and work in the post-welfare era ( Book )
4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Neither angels nor thieves : studies in deinstitutionalization of status offenders by National Research Council (É.-U.)( Book )
10 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The coercive social worker; British lessons for American social services by Joel F Handler( Book )
14 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Coercive Social Worker
The lawyer and his community; the practicing bar in a middle-sized city by Joel F Handler( Book )
11 editions published in 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Social citizenship and workfare in the United States and Western Europe : the paradox of inclusion by Joel F Handler( Book )
12 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Joel Handler compares workfare policies in the United States and 'active labour policies' in Western Europe that are aimed primarily at the long-term unemployed, unemployed youth, lone parents, immigrants and other vulnerable groups often referred to collectively as the 'socially excluded'
Last resorts : emergency assistance and special needs programs in public welfare by Joel F Handler( Book )
6 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Last Resorts: Emergency Assistance and Special Needs Programs in Public Welfare studies the implementation of emergencies and special needs programs in the United States welfare system. The book examines the balance that is reached between individualized and standardized treatment to meet emergencies and special needs, two simultaneously occurring countertrends in public welfare. The monograph discusses such topics as the balance between standardization and individualization in public welfare in the American context; the impact of standardization on basic welfare programs; relationship between
The role of legal research and legal education in social welfare by Joel F Handler( Book )
3 editions published between 1967 and 1970 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Handler, Joel 1932-
Languages
English (168)
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