• Regulating the Poor

  • The Functions of Public Welfare
  • By: Cloward Fox Piven
  • Narrated by: Karen Chilton
  • Length: 14 hrs and 32 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (5 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Piven and Cloward have updated their classic work on the history and function of welfare to cover the American welfare state's massive erosion during the Reagan, Bush, and Clinton years. The authors present a boldly comprehensive, brilliant new theory to explain the comparative underdevelopment of the US welfare state among advanced industrial nations. Their conceptual framework promises to shape the debate within current and future administrations as they attempt to rethink the welfare system and its role in American society. 

"Uncompromising and provocative.... By mixing history, political interpretation and sociological analysis, Piven and Cloward provide the best explanation to date of our present situation...no future discussion of welfare can afford to ignore them." (Peter Steinfels, The New York Times Book Review)

©1971, 1993 Frances Fox Piven and Richard A. Cloward (P)2020 Audible, Inc.

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Regulating the Poor

I Loved the whole book. The book enlighten my understanding of the many ways the United States deals with the poor. An excellent read, particularly for those wanting to work in public institutions helping the poor. My rating reflects my thoughts of the books contents.