Multiculturalism and Welfare Policies in the USA: A State-Level Comparative Analysis

Rodney Hero, Robert R. Preuhs

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Abstract

This chapter examines the link between MCPs and the welfare state at the state level in the United States. The first section reviews existing data on the impact of race on the welfare state; the second section identifies a range of MCPs that have been adopted at the state level in the USA, as well as what is called 'anti-MCPs' designed to overturn or pre-empt the possible adoption of MCPs. The empirical relationship between MCPs and the welfare state is then examined to determine whether MCPs impact the welfare state independent of other factors, as critics contend. It is shown that while the impact of MCPs on the welfare state varies from one MCP to another, there is no general tendency for states with stronger MCPs to weaken their welfare policies compared to states with weaker MCPs (or anti-MCP states).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMulticulturalism and the Welfare State
Subtitle of host publicationRecognition and Redistribution in Contemporary Democracies
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780191711084
ISBN (Print)0199289174, 9780199289172
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2007
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Anti-MCPs
  • Multiculturalism policies
  • Race
  • Social policy
  • United States
  • Welfare state

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

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Hero, R., & Preuhs, R. R. (2007). Multiculturalism and Welfare Policies in the USA: A State-Level Comparative Analysis. In Multiculturalism and the Welfare State: Recognition and Redistribution in Contemporary Democracies Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199289172.003.0004