From Welfare to Work

From Welfare to Work : Corporate Initiatives and Welfare Reform

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This work offers an analysis of how private corporations and industries can become effective partners with government in training and hiring welfare recipients for permanent positions. Using a case example of how Pennsylvania Blue Shield trained, hired and retained several hundred welfare recipients on its work force, the book offers a compelling success story and a broad discussion of welfare reform, public policy and corporate social responsibility. It also offers a practical explanation of the specific steps needed to establish such a programme, including corporate tax incentives, business and government collaborations and the special needs of welfare recipients. This book is intended for undergraduates and graduates in Social Welfare and Administration Courses and welfare more

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  • Paperback | 142 pages
  • 137.9 x 209 x 11.7mm | 199.06g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 4 line figures
  • 0195110161
  • 9780195110166

Table of contents

Foreword. Acknowledgments. Preface. Part 1: Background. Ch.1. From Welfare to Work. Ch.2. Doing Good While Doing Well. Ch.3. What Made It Happen. Part 2: Training. Ch.4. Planning for Success. Ch.5. It's Staff That Counts. Ch.6. A Win/Win Game. Ch.7. Trainee Perspectives. Part 3: Employment. Ch.8. And Once on the Job. Ch.9. The Women as Employees. Part 4: Towards the 21st Century. Ch.10. Where Do We Go From Here?show more

About Felice Davidson Perlmutter

Felice Davidson Perlmutter is a Professor of Social Administration at Temple University. She is the author of seven books and 70 articles on social administration, social policy, and nonprofit organizations. As a Fulbright Scholar, Perlmutter has extensive international experience as a teacher, consultant, and more

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"Contains a good synthesis of issues and past program successes and failures."--Irene R. Bush, School of Social Work, Rutgers University"Perlmutter details a positive example of private-public sector collaboration relevant to welfare reform. She helps us to identify the circumstances conducive for private companies to do "good by doing well" by employing former welfare recipients."--Thomas W. Dunfee, Kolodny Professor of Social Responsibility, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania"Today a company's success should not be judged entirely on its profit margins, but also by its community initiatives. Dynamic companies in the 1990s are being led by executives who combine concern for the well-being of their company with a sense of social responsibility. Nowhere is this more evident than at Pennsylvania Blue Shield. From Welfare to Work details the extraordinary program designed to train and hire women making the journey from welfare to work. The Pennsylvania Blue Shield experience, as detailed by Temple University expert Felice Davidson Perlmutter, reveals that cooperation between public and private sectors can provide support for the needs of society while serving the interests of fiscally responsible corporations. All corporate executives should pay especially careful attention to the book's final chapter, and learn to apply Pennsylvania Blue Shield's strategy in achieving this goal." --Charles P. Pizzi, President, Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerceshow more

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