At the Front Lines of the Welfare System A Perspective on the Decline in Welfare Caseloads by Irene Lurie

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  • Social welfare & social services,
  • Public Policy - Social Services & Welfare,
  • Political Science,
  • Politics / Current Events,
  • Politics/International Relations,
  • USA,
  • Public welfare,
  • History & Theory - General,
  • Employment,
  • Government policy,
  • United States,
  • Welfare recipients

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Number of Pages284
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Open LibraryOL8801053M
ISBN 10193091217X
ISBN 109781930912175

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