Lisa C. Welch is Assistant Professor of Sociology and Graduate Program Director at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in the United States. Her teaching and research focus on U.S. social policy, class and gender stratification, and social inequalities. She completed her doctoral studies at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. Prior to her current position, she conducted research at Brown University’s Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research, specializing in the use of qualitative methods for examining the quality of end-of-life medical care.
2009 0-7734-4698-2 The study examines in-depth the “work first” Welfare-to-Work Grants program as it was implemented in a state that provided relatively generous subsides to low-income workers. The analysis engages in scholarly debates regarding persistent poverty, social welfare policies, and the efficacy of traditional theories of political economy.