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Mead, Lawrence M.

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Works: 48 works in 155 publications in 1 language and 10,459 library holdings
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Most widely held works by Lawrence M Mead
Lifting up the poor : a dialogue on religion, poverty & welfare reform by Mary Jo Bane( )

15 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 2,321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The new paternalism : supervisory approaches to poverty by Lawrence M Mead( )

12 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 2,297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Welfare reform and political theory by Christopher Beem( )

8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new politics of poverty : the nonworking poor in America by Lawrence M Mead( Book )

13 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in English and held by 1,129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirty years ago, the great national issue was how to help ordinary, workaday Americans achieve the good things in life. Today, we are preoccupied with--and increasingly divided over--how to cope with the problems of poor and dependent Americans, most of whom do not work. The growth in the number of nonworking poor people--and the failure of traditional social reforms to bring them back into the mainstream--has transformed American politics beyond recognition. According to Lawrence Mead, one of this country's leading poverty experts, whose writings have helped shift national welfare policy toward work requirements, we are faced today with a new dependency politics, where the issue is no longer whether there are enough jobs for the poor but why so many poor either cannot or will not work at the jobs available. Throughout the West a politics of morals and personal conduct is driving out older disputes over workers and the organization of society. Mead provides overwhelming and disturbing evidence that passive poverty--the failure of most of the poor to work at all--reflects defeatism more than lack of opportunity. This demoralization of the poor has alienated them from the working majority, with tragic consequences both for them and for America
Beyond entitlement : the social obligations of citizenship by Lawrence M Mead( Book )

11 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Expanding work programs for poor men by Lawrence M Mead( )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Welfare reform, which required that poor mothers work in return for assistance, was a watershed in the struggle against poverty for American families. As work levels rose dramatically among low-income women, the welfare rolls were cut in half and many families rose out of poverty. But men's employment is also crucial to uplifting families, and programs designed to encourage work among poor men are often poorly funded and little understood by policymakers. Expanding Work Programs for Poor Men makesthe case that poor fathers, like poor mothers, need "both help and hassle." That is, poor men need more help from the government, but they must also be expected-and required-to help themselves. Drawing on welfare reform as a successful precedent, LawrenceM. Mead explores the psychology of male nonwork and evaluates the successes and failures of existing government programs for poor men, including child support and conditions of parole. These programs have succeeded in increasing work levels among poor men by requiring that they provide income to support their families or maintain a job to avoid returning to prison. Although both programs rely on legal enforcement, they are most effective when enforcement is coupled with incentives. Mead suggests that child support and parole conditions offer a useful model for future men's work programs, which should be mandatory and enforced, but combined with rewards for steady work, such as higher wage subsidies for low-income workers. Requiring poor men to work isas vital as welfare reform in ameliorating family poverty. This groundbreaking volume maps a way forward in making steady work the norm among poor men in America
The Grumman Aerospace and Gulfstream American Gulfstream III case study in aircraft design by Lawrence M Mead( )

13 editions published between 1980 and 2000 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

YC-14 STOL Prototype: Its Design, Development, and Flight Test by Lawrence M Mead( )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Government matters : welfare reform in Wisconsin by Lawrence M Mead( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It was the achievement of legislators and administrators who were unusually high-minded and effective by national standards. Their decade-long struggle to overhaul welfare is a gripping story that inspires hope for better solutions to poverty nationwide."--Jacket
Lightweight Fighter Program: A Successful Approach to Fighter Technology Transition by Lawrence M Mead( )

2 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The law of building and engineering contracts : and of the duties and liabilities of architects, engineers and surveyors by Alfred A Hudson( Book )

11 editions published between 1926 and 1946 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From prophecy to charity : how to help the poor by Lawrence M Mead( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lawrence M. Mead critiques the moral presuppositions of past and current endeavors to alleviate poverty and provides a framework for future efforts based on an approach proven to actually help those in need: charity rooted in love. --from publisher description
From welfare to work : lessons from America by Lawrence M Mead( Book )

6 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tony Blair has committed his government to tackling the growing underclass of long-term unemployed. Of all the programmes under discussion, none is generating more interest than 'welfare-to-work'. In this collection of essays Professor Lawrence Mead of New York University, one of America's foremost experts on 'workfare', summarises his extensive research. He starts from the position that the main cause of poverty is non-work: poor people are either unemployed or only spasmodically employed. Furthermore, Mead shows that the widely-accepted explanations for this non-work - lack of childcare, poor jobskills, the decline of heavy industry - are only partially convincing. The main reason for non-work is that poor people have sunk into a culture of poverty: they have stopped even expecting to work. Editor Alan Deacon has assembled a group of experts to respond to Mead's proposals from a British perspective, including Frank Field MP, the Minister for Welfare Reform
Institutional analysis : an approach to implementation problems in Medicaid by Lawrence M Mead( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The decline of welfare in Wisconsin by Lawrence M Mead( Book )

2 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poverty : the problem of the overview by Lawrence M Mead( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Are welfare employment programs effective? by Lawrence M Mead( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new paternalism in action : welfare reform in Wisconsin by Lawrence M Mead( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anglo primacy at the end of history : the deep roots of power by Lawrence M Mead( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Whether the United States should lead the world is much debated. But American primacy in some form is unavoidable. At the end of history, liberal democracy has prevailed and deeper historical differences dominate world affairs."--Provided by publisher
Statecraft : the politics of welfare reform in Wisconsin by Lawrence M Mead( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Lifting up the poor : a dialogue on religion, poverty & welfare reform
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The new paternalism : supervisory approaches to povertyWelfare reform and political theoryThe new politics of poverty : the nonworking poor in AmericaBeyond entitlement : the social obligations of citizenshipExpanding work programs for poor menGovernment matters : welfare reform in Wisconsin
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Mead, Lawrence 1943-

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