American Social Welfare Policy

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Author by Howard Jacob Karger
Genre : Political Science
Editor : Pearson College Division
ISBN : 0205627080
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File Pages : 519
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This best-selling text provides a balanced and comprehensive overview of social welfare policy in the United States while examining cutting-edge issues, including: information on the 2008 presidential election, the economy, the housing bust, the passage of Proposition 8 in California, nd much more.


American Social Welfare Policy

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Author by Howard Jacob Karger
Genre : Internet
Editor : Addison-Wesley
ISBN : UOM:39015047090132
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File Pages : 100
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American Social Welfare Policy

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Author by Gerald R Winslow
Genre : Political Science
Editor : Routledge
ISBN : 9780429709487
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Making Social Welfare Policy In America

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Author by Edward D. Berkowitz
Genre : Political Science
Editor : University of Chicago Press
ISBN : 9780226692234
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File Pages : 354
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American social welfare policy has produced a health system with skyrocketing costs, a disability insurance program that consigns many otherwise productive people to lives of inactivity, and a welfare program that attracts wide criticism. Making Social Welfare Policy in America explains how this happened by examining the historical development of three key programs—Social Security Disability Insurance, Medicare, and Temporary Aid to Needy Families. Edward D. Berkowitz traces the developments that led to each program’s creation. Policy makers often find it difficult to dislodge a program’s administrative structure, even as political, economic, and cultural circumstances change. Faced with this situation, they therefore solve contemporary problems with outdated programs and must improvise politically acceptable solutions. The results vary according to the political popularity of the program and the changes in the conventional wisdom. Some programs, such as Social Security Disability Insurance, remain in place over time. Policy makers have added new parts to Medicare to reflect modern developments. Congress has abolished Aid to Families of Dependent Children and replaced with a new program intended to encourage work among adult welfare recipients raising young children. Written in an accessible style and using a minimum of academic jargon, this book illuminates how three of our most important social welfare programs have come into existence and how they have fared over time.


Encyclopedia Of Social Welfare History In North America

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Author by John M. Herrick
Genre : Political Science
Editor : SAGE
ISBN : 0761925848
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File Pages : 572
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This encyclopedia provides readers with basic information about the history of social welfare in Canada, Mexico, and the United States. The intent of the encyclopedia is to provide readers with information about how these three nations have dealt with social welfare issues, some similar across borders, others unique, as well as to describe important events, developments, and the lives and work of some key contributors to social welfare developments.


Social Welfare Policy

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Author by Jerome H. Schiele
Genre : Political Science
Editor : SAGE Publications
ISBN : 9781412971034
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 393
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This book examines the conceptual, historical and practical implications that various social policies in the United States have had on ethnic minorities.


Reflections On The American Social Welfare State

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Author by James R. Dumpson
Genre : Public welfare
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ISBN : 0871014580
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Social Welfare Policy And Advocacy

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Author by Bruce S. Jansson
Genre : Social Science
Editor : SAGE Publications
ISBN : 9781483377902
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File Pages : 649
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Social Welfare Policy and Advocacy: Advancing Social Justice through 8 Policy Sectors provides the first framework that links micro, mezzo, and macro policy advocacy, demonstrating how each type can be used to promote social justice in health, gerontology, safety net, child welfare, education, immigrants/global, mental health, and criminal justice sectors. Author Bruce S. Jansson identifies seven core problems within each sector as well as the skills social workers need, the challenges they face, and the interventions they can use at each level of advocacy. Integrated vignettes, video clips, and robust resources underscore the text's hands-on, advocacy approach. Relevant to many Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) including policy practice, the book is designed for policy foundation courses.


Assets And The Poor

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Author by Michael Sherraden
Genre : History
Editor : Routledge
ISBN : 9781315288352
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 344
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This work proposes a new approach to welfare: a social policy that goes beyond simple income maintenance to foster individual initiative and self-sufficiency. It argues for an asset-based policy that would create a system of saving incentives through individual development accounts (IDAs) for specific purposes, such as college education, homeownership, self-employment and retirement security. In this way, low-income Americans could gain the same opportunities that middle- and upper-income citizens have to plan ahead, set aside savings and invest in a more secure future.


Who Will Provide The Changing Role Of Religion In American Social Welfare

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Author by Mary Jo Bane
Genre : Social Science
Editor : Routledge
ISBN : 9781000010411
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File Pages : 336
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Leading scholars examine how the church, community organizations, and the government must work together to provide for America's poor in the aftermath of welfare reform. . Who will provide for Americas children, elderly, and working families? Not since the 1930s has our nation faced such fundamental choices over how to care for all its citizens. Now, amid economic prosperity, Americans are asking what government, business, and non-profit organizations can and can’t do and what they should and shouldn’t be asked to do. As both political parties look to faith-based organizations to meet material and spiritual needs, the center of this historic debate is the changing role of religion. These essays combine a fresh perspective and detailed analysis on these pressing issues. They emerge from a three-year Harvard Seminar sponsored by the Center for the Study of Values in Public Life that brought together scholars in public policy, government, religion, sociology, law, education, and non-profit leadership. By putting the present moment in broad historical perspective, these essays offer rich insights into the resources of faith-based organizations, while cautioning against viewing their expanded role as an alternative to the government’s responsibility. In Who Will Provide? community leaders, organizational managers, public officials, and scholars will find careful analysis drawing on a number of fields to aid their work of devising better partnerships of social provision locally and nationally. It was named a Choice Outstanding Academic Book of 2001..