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dc.contributor.authorFilindra, Alexandra
dc.date.accessioned2014-01-02T19:00:27Z
dc.date.available2014-01-02T19:00:27Z
dc.date.issued2013-03
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationFilindra, A. Immigrant Social Policy in the American States: Race Politics and State TANF and Medicaid Eligibility Rules for Legal Permanent Residents. State Politics & Policy Quarterly. 2013. 13(1): 26-48. DOI: 10.1177/1532440012454664en_US
dc.identifier.issn1532-4400
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10027/10951
dc.descriptionThis is a copy of an article published in the State Politics and Policy Quarterly © 2013 SAGE Publications.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis article explains variations in the response of states to the devolution of authority in immigrant social policy in the context of the 1996 Welfare Reform. The passage of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA or Welfare Reform Act) allowed states to change their immigrant eligibility rules for both TANF and Medicaid. Specifically, I evaluate the importance of racial demographics in the formation of state Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Medicaid policies for legal permanent residents. By looking separately at TANF and Medicaid, the findings in this article break from previous research to show that the two policies are driven by different factors and considerations. My analysis shows that while immigrant TANF eligibility decisions where influenced by the majority/minority conflict dominant in the 1990s, immigrant Medicaid policy operated quite differently indicating a less racialized context and more pragmatic, evidence-based discourse and action.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherSAGE Publicationsen_US
dc.subjectfederalismen_US
dc.subjectimmigrationen_US
dc.subjectmedicaiden_US
dc.subjectTANFen_US
dc.subjectwelfareen_US
dc.titleImmigrant Social Policy in the American States: Race Politics and State TANF and Medicaid Eligibility Rules for Legal Permanent Residentsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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