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Handler, Joel F.

Overview
Works: 84 works in 314 publications in 2 languages and 14,248 library holdings
Genres: Case studies 
Roles: Author, Other, Commentator
Classifications: HV95, 344.73
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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( Book )

9 editions published in 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 957 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 )

10 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 948 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
Social movements and the legal system : a theory of law reform and social change by Joel F Handler( Book )

9 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reforming the poor; welfare policy, federalism, and morality by Joel F Handler( Book )

10 editions published between 1970 and 1972 in English and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The "deserving poor"; a study of welfare administration by Joel F Handler( Book )

14 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Public interest law : an economic and institutional analysis by Burton Allen Weisbrod( Book )

12 editions published in 1978 in 3 languages and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The moral construction of poverty : welfare reform in America by Joel F Handler( Book )

9 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lawyers and the pursuit of legal rights by Joel F Handler( Book )

9 editions published between 1974 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blame welfare, ignore poverty and inequality by Joel F Handler( Book )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 511 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
Protecting the social service client : legal and structural controls on official discretion by Joel F Handler( Book )

8 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The conditions of discretion : autonomy, community, bureaucracy by Joel F Handler( Book )

10 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Down from bureaucracy : the ambiguity of privatization and empowerment by Joel F Handler( Book )

18 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 452 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
Hard labor : women and work in the post-welfare era( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neither angels nor thieves : studies in deinstitutionalization of status offenders by Joel F Handler( Book )

11 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report contains the results of a 3-year study sponsored by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, whose purpose was to assess what has been happening to youth who commit status offenses (truants, runaways, incorrigibles), in the aftermath of the 1974 Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act. The book reviews and evaluates public policies and programs in Arizona, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Utah, Virginia, and Wisconsin. In addition, several residential facilities are compared. Results of research dealing with relevant federal programs, E.G., child welfare, medicaid, Title xx of the Social Security Act, and social services, are also reported along with a review of the Runaway Youth Act and the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act. The overall impact of federal efforts is assessed in detail. The first part of the book provides a historical overview while the second part presents the research data. The appendices contain the research design, assessment tools, case studies, and papers focusing on child placement, political issues associated with deinstitutionalization, and services for status offenders. (Jac)
The coercive social worker; British lessons for American social services by Joel F Handler( Book )

16 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Coercive Social Worker
Law and the search for community by Joel F Handler( Book )

6 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lawyer and his community; the practicing bar in a middle-sized city by Joel F Handler( Book )

15 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social citizenship and workfare in the United States and Western Europe : the paradox of inclusion by Joel F Handler( Book )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 349 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 )

10 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and held by 326 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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We the poor people : work, poverty, and welfare
Alternative Names
Handler, Joel 1932-

Languages
English (208)

Italian (1)

Covers
The poverty of welfare reformBlame welfare, ignore poverty and inequalityDown from bureaucracy : the ambiguity of privatization and empowermentHard labor : women and work in the post-welfare eraLaw and the search for communitySocial citizenship and workfare in the United States and Western Europe : the paradox of inclusion