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Obama's Welfare Legacy: An Assessment of US Anti-Poverty Policies

Anne Daguerre


How will the social policies of Barack Obama go down in the history books? Obama's record stands out principally because of the strong political and philosophical commitment to affordable health care. However, the U.S. still performs badly in terms of antipoverty policies compared to other rich nations. Using new research, Anne Daguerre examines Obama’s legacy on welfare and antipoverty policies, focusing on Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, (SNAP), and Medicaid. The book provides an up-to-date account of the contemporary politics of pov ... More

Keywords: Welfare, Social Policy, Obama administration, Obama presidency, Comparative social policy, Congress, Polarization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781447338338
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447338338.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anne Daguerre, author
Middlesex University