Income Maintenance Programs and the Reagan Domestic Agenda

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Vol: 19, Issue: 1

Publication Year:
1992
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https://scholarworks.wmich.edu/jssw/vol19/iss1/5
Author(s):
Karger, Howard Jacob
Tags:
American Politics; Social Work
article description
Income maintenance programs are a key feature of the American welfare state. The impact of the Reagan administration’s social welfare policies are examined in this article, which also speculates about the long-term effects of his successes on the future of income maintenance programs. Specifically, this article provides a brief historical background of income maintanence programs, examines Reagan’s ideological and strategic approach to deconstructing the welfare state, evaluates the domestic successes of the Reagan administration, and explores the long-term impact of Reagan’s policies on the future of income maintenance programs.