From Welfare to Work: Corporate Initiatives and Welfare Reform

Hardcover | August 1, 1997

byFelice Davidson Perlmutter

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Using a case example of how Pennsylvania Blue Shield trained, hired, and retained several hundred welfare recipients on its work force, From Welfare to Work offers a compelling success story and a broad discussion of welfare reform, public policy, and corporate social responsibility. It alsooffers a practical explanation of the specific steps needed to establish such a program, including corporate tax incentives, business and government collaborations, and the special needs of welfare recipients. Demonstrating that it is possible for corporate America to combine bottom-line goals withsocially responsible goals, this book is essential reading for all corporate executives who combine concern for the well-being of their companies with a sense of social responsibility.

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Using a case example of how Pennsylvania Blue Shield trained, hired, and retained several hundred welfare recipients on its work force, From Welfare to Work offers a compelling success story and a broad discussion of welfare reform, public policy, and corporate social responsibility. It alsooffers a practical explanation of the specifi...

Felice Davidson Perlmutter, Professor at the School of Social Administration, Temple University.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:144 pages, 9.41 × 7.25 × 0.98 inPublished:August 1, 1997Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195110153

ISBN - 13:9780195110159

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ForewordPrefaceAcknowledgmentsI. Background1. From Welfare to Work2. Doing Good While Doing Well3. How One Corporation Got InvolvedII. Training4. Planning for Success5. The Importance of Staff6. A Win-Win Game7. Trainee PerspectivesIII. Employment8. Integrating the New Workers9. Perceptions of the Trainees as Corporate EmployeesIV. Toward the Twenty-First Century10. Where Do We Go From Here?Index