Labor Studies | Poverty, Welfare and Workfare
L590 | 26904 | Modibo, Najja
The following is a web based course offered through the ONCOURSE
system. This class is taught with LSTU-L 490, same title.
3 cr hrs; Class Number 26904. This course examines the political-
economic relationship that exists between the prescriptions of
welfare reform and the introduction of workfare legislation. And,
addresses the following questions: How are attacks on labor-union
rights, privatization, and lower taxes on the affluent linked to
welfare reform and workfare legislation? Has welfare reform
legislation been framed in particular ways making it more palatable
for public support? What are the consequences of welfare reform and
workfare for Americans? This course answers these and other
questions, as well as offering alternatives to the suffering and
inequality in our society.