This specific ISBN edition is currently not available.View all copies of this ISBN edition:
One of the greatest, as well as the most debated, social policy ideas of the 1980s and 1990s was workfare. In Workfare: Why Good Social Policy Ideas Go Bad, Maeve Quaid delves into the definition and history of workfare, and then continues with a critical and comparative analysis of workfare programs in six jurisdictions: three American (California, Wisconsin, New York) and three Canadian (Alberta, Ontario, New Brunswick). Drawing from these case studies, Quaid develops an analytic model that illustrates how workfare falls prey to a series of hazards whereby good social policy ideas fail. Their demise, argues Quaid, begins with politicians with a zest for big ideas but little interest in implementation, continues with short-sighted policy makers, resistant bureaucrats, cynical recipients, flawed evaluations, and is completed by fleeting and fickle public attention for these news stories. Quaid's identification and analysis of these hazards is especially valuable because the hazards can also be applied to innovation in any area of social policy, such as health-care, education, pension plans, child-care, and unemployment insurance.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Maeve Quaid is an Associate Professor in the Administrative Studies Program at Trent University.
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description University of Toronto Press, 2002. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # CW-9780802081018
Book Description University of Toronto Press. Paperback. Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Seller Inventory # B9780802081018
Book Description Univ of Toronto Pr, 2003. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. 1st edition. 256 pages. 8.75x6.00x0.75 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # __0802081010
Book Description Paperback. Condition: New. NEW. Seller Inventory # YB 21
Book Description University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division, 2002. Paperback. Condition: New. 1. Seller Inventory # DADAX0802081010
Book Description University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division, 2002. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0802081010
Book Description University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division, 2002. Paperback. Condition: New. 1. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 0802081010n