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Article: Do poverty attitudes of social service agency directors influence organizational behavior?

TitleDo poverty attitudes of social service agency directors influence organizational behavior?
Authors
KeywordsNonprofit Organizations
Poverty Attitudes
Social Services
Issue Date2009
PublisherSage Publications, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://nvsq.sagepub.com/
Citation
Nonprofit And Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 2009, v. 38 n. 2, p. 307-332 How to Cite?
AbstractThis article explores why people are poor and on welfare, according to social service agency directors who administer programs that serve current and former welfare recipients. Based on data from 295 local social service agency directors in Indiana, 75% of respondents believe educational and labor market barriers are important causes of long-term poverty and welfare, 44% believe cultural transmission or learned lifestyles are causes, 23% believe poor attitudes and work ethics as well as laziness or lack of motivation among the poor are causes, and 8% believe government assistance causes dependency among recipients and makes them poor. Evidence suggests that agency directors who believe that poor attitudes and behavior of the poor primarily cause poverty and welfare are more likely to be in organizations that did not ration services since welfare reform or engage in political activities designed to support these changes. In contrast, agency directors who maintain educational and labor market barriers as primary causes of poverty and welfare are more likely to be in organizations that have adopted new programs and developed collaborative strategies with other organizations since welfare reform. © 2009 Sage Publications.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/171851
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.286
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.855
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dc.contributor.authorLiu, HKen_US
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dc.date.issued2009en_US
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dc.description.abstractThis article explores why people are poor and on welfare, according to social service agency directors who administer programs that serve current and former welfare recipients. Based on data from 295 local social service agency directors in Indiana, 75% of respondents believe educational and labor market barriers are important causes of long-term poverty and welfare, 44% believe cultural transmission or learned lifestyles are causes, 23% believe poor attitudes and work ethics as well as laziness or lack of motivation among the poor are causes, and 8% believe government assistance causes dependency among recipients and makes them poor. Evidence suggests that agency directors who believe that poor attitudes and behavior of the poor primarily cause poverty and welfare are more likely to be in organizations that did not ration services since welfare reform or engage in political activities designed to support these changes. In contrast, agency directors who maintain educational and labor market barriers as primary causes of poverty and welfare are more likely to be in organizations that have adopted new programs and developed collaborative strategies with other organizations since welfare reform. © 2009 Sage Publications.en_US
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dc.relation.ispartofNonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterlyen_US
dc.subjectNonprofit Organizationsen_US
dc.subjectPoverty Attitudesen_US
dc.subjectSocial Servicesen_US
dc.titleDo poverty attitudes of social service agency directors influence organizational behavior?en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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