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Handler, Joel F.

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Works: 93 works in 269 publications in 1 language and 12,923 library holdings
Genres: Case studies 
Roles: Commentator
Classifications: HV95, 362.50973
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Most widely held works by Joel F Handler
We the poor people work, poverty, and welfare by Joel F Handler ( )
6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 2,106 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 )
6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Handler suggests that national reform efforts should focus less on welfare and blaming the victim and more on increasing labor markets and reducing poverty through legislation that promotes, for example, the Earned Income Tax Credit and universal health care benefits. Welfare reform, by itself, does nothing to improve the job market, and unless there are more jobs paying more income, we will have done nothing to lessen poverty or reduce welfare
Reforming the poor; welfare policy, federalism, and morality by Joel F Handler ( Book )
8 editions published between 1970 and 1972 in English and held by 805 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 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The "deserving poor" : a study of welfare administration by Joel F Handler ( Book )
11 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Down from bureaucracy : the ambiguity of privatization and empowerment by Joel F Handler ( Book )
13 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Throughout the world, politicians are dismantling state enterprises and heaping praise on private markets, while in the United States a new rhetoric of "citizen empowerment" links a widespread distrust of government to decentralization and privatization. Here Joel Handler asks whether this restructuring of authority really allows ordinary citizens to take more control of the things that matter in their roles as parents and children, teachers and students, tenants and owners, producers and consumers. Looking at citizens as stakeholders in the modern social welfare state created by the New Deal, he traces the surprising ideological shifts of empowerment from its beginning as a cornerstone of the war on poverty in the 1960s to its central place in conservative market-based voucher schemes for school reform in the 1990s
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 629 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 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Blame welfare, ignore poverty and inequality by Joel F Handler ( Book )
11 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 569 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 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Protecting the social service client : legal and structural controls on official discretion by Joel F Handler ( Book )
6 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The conditions of discretion : autonomy, community, bureaucracy by Joel F Handler ( Book )
7 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 499 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 482 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 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The coercive social worker; British lessons for American social services by Joel F Handler ( Book )
9 editions published between 1973 and 1976 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Social citizenship and workfare in the United States and Western Europe : the paradox of inclusion by Joel F Handler ( Book )
11 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 369 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 )
5 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 (153)
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