How It Works: Recovering Citizens in Post-Welfare Philadelphia

How It Works: Recovering Citizens in Post-Welfare Philadelphia

Providing a street-level perspective on welfare reform, a new book reveals a world of struggle for people living in Philadelphia row houses, where many residents contend with long histories of drug addiction and alcoholism. The author spent two years ...

Summary

Providing a street-level perspective on welfare reform, a new book reveals a world of struggle for people living in Philadelphia row houses, where many residents contend with long histories of drug addiction and alcoholism. The author spent two years studying people with substance abuse problems who were sent to Philadelphia, often on one-way tickets from as far away as Puerto Rico, to live in recovery homes set up in derelict Philadelphia row houses.

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Recorded:
December 16, 2010
Published: December 16, 2010