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American Social Welfare Policy : A Pluralist Approach

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9780801333118

ISBN10:
0801333113
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Pub. Date:
1/1/2002
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Allyn & Bacon
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Summary

Now featuring a full-color design, the best-selling text for policy analysis provides students with a comprehensive overview of social welfare policy in the United States while examining cutting-edge issues.

Table of Contents

Preface xv
Part One: American Social Welfare Policy
Social Policy and the American Welfare State
1(27)
Definitions of Social Welfare Policy
3(1)
Social Problems and Social Welfare Policy
4(1)
Social Work and Social Policy
4(1)
Values, Ideology, and Social Welfare Policy
5(1)
The Political Economy of American Social Welfare
6(1)
The U.S. Economic Continuum
7(5)
Keynesian Economics
7(1)
Conservative or Free Market Economics
8(2)
Democratic Socialism
10(2)
The U.S. Political Continuum
12(8)
Liberalism and Left-of-Center Movements
12(5)
Classical Conservatives and the Far Right
17(3)
The Welfare Philosophers and the Neoconservative Think Tanks
20(8)
Conclusion
21(3)
Discussion Questions
24(1)
Notes
25(3)
Social Welfare Policy Research: A Framework for Policy Analysis
28(11)
A Proposed Model for Policy Analysis
31(5)
Historical Background of the Policy
31(1)
Problem(s) That Necessitate the Policy
32(1)
Policy Description
32(1)
Policy Analysis
33(3)
Researching and Analyzing Social Policies
36(3)
Conclusion
37(1)
Discussion Questions
38(1)
Notes
38(1)
Technology and Social Policy
39(16)
The Digital Divide
40(4)
Addressing the Digital Divide
43(1)
Political Advocacy and the Internet
44(4)
Hate Groups and the Internet
45(3)
Social Policy Research and the Internet
48(7)
Journals and Online Research
48(1)
Online Data Collection
49(1)
Ethical Concerns Related to Online Research Involving Human Subjects
49(1)
Finding and Accessing Online Information
50(1)
Citing and Documenting Information Obtained Online
50(1)
Evaluating Reliable and Legitimate Internet Sources
51(1)
Electronic Journals: An Increasingly Popular Venue
51(1)
Online Publishing
51(1)
Conclusion
52(1)
Discussion Questions
53(1)
Notes
53(2)
Discrimination in American Society
55(56)
Discrimination
56(2)
Racism
58(1)
Discrimination against African Americans
58(6)
African American Gains
59(1)
The ``Diswelfare'' of African Americans
60(4)
Hispanic Americans
64(3)
The Demography of Hispanic Americans
64(1)
Hispanic Poverty and Income
65(1)
Diversity in the Hispanic Population
66(1)
Native Americans
67(1)
Asian Americans
68(2)
Immigrants and Immigration
70(2)
Women and Society
72(14)
Violence and Sexism
72(1)
The Feminization of Poverty
73(1)
Women and Low-Income Work
74(2)
Women and Work
76(1)
Income and Job Disparities between Men and Women
77(4)
Day Care: A Barrier to Female Employment
81(1)
Women in Uniform
82(1)
Other Obstacles Faced by Working Women
82(1)
Fighting Back: The Equal Rights Amendment and Comparable Worth
83(2)
Abortion and Women's Rights
85(1)
Gays and Lesbians: Two Populations at Risk
86(5)
Violence against Gays and Lesbians
87(1)
Gay Rights
87(1)
Gay and Lesbians in the Military
88(1)
Gay and Lesbian Family Life
89(1)
AIDS and the Gay Community
90(1)
Ageism
91(3)
The Elderly Poor and Social Programs
92(1)
Health Care and the Elderly
92(2)
People with Disabilities
94(1)
Legal Attempts to Remedy Discrimination
95(16)
Affirmative Action
97(4)
Conclusion
101(1)
Discussion Questions
102(1)
Notes
103(8)
Poverty in America
111(31)
Some Theoretical Formulations about Poverty
112(5)
African Americans and Poverty
112(1)
The Culture of Poverty
113(1)
Eugenics and Poverty
114(1)
The Radical School and Poverty
115(2)
Who Make Up the Poor?
117(1)
U.S. Poverty Highlights
117(1)
Measuring Poverty
118(2)
Families and Poverty
120(3)
Child Support Enforcement
121(1)
Children in Poverty
122(1)
Poverty and the Elderly
122(1)
The Urban and Rural Poor
123(1)
Work and Poverty
124(8)
A Profile of the Working Poor
124(1)
Why Are There Working Poor?
125(1)
Underemployment and Unemployment
126(2)
Job Training Programs
128(1)
Dual Labor Markets
128(1)
The Minimum Wage and Poverty
129(3)
Strategies Developed to Combat Poverty
132(10)
Conclusion
135(1)
Discussion Questions
136(1)
Notes
137(5)
Part Two: The Voluntary and For-Profit Social Sectors
The Voluntary Sector Today
142(22)
Structural Interests within Social Welfare
143(5)
Traditional Providers
144(1)
Welfare Bureaucrats
144(1)
Clinical Entrepreneurs
145(1)
Human Service Executives
146(1)
Marginal Interests
147(1)
The Forgotten Sector
148(2)
Advancing Social Justice
150(2)
Contemporary Nonprofit Human Service Organizations
152(5)
The United Way
152(3)
Elite Philanthropy
155(2)
The Future of the Voluntary Sector
157(7)
Commercialization
157(1)
Faith-Based Social Services
158(1)
Social Entrepreneurship
159(1)
Conclusion
160(1)
Discussion Questions
160(1)
Notes
161(3)
Privatization and Human Service Corporations
164(41)
Concerns about Privatization
166(2)
Privatizing Public Welfare
166(2)
Issues in the Privatization of Health and Human Services
168(6)
Commercialization
169(1)
Preferential Selection
169(1)
Cost-Effectiveness
170(2)
Standardization
172(1)
Oligopolization
173(1)
The Challenge of Privatization
174(2)
Unions and the Private Sector
176(2)
Corporate Welfare
178(1)
History of the Corporate Sector
179(3)
Corporate Social Responsibility
182(3)
Corporate Influence on Social Welfare Policy
185(3)
The American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
186(1)
The Heritage Foundation
187(1)
The Future of Corporate Involvement in Social Welfare
188(1)
Human Service Corporations
189(3)
The Scope of Human Service Corporations
190(2)
Consolidation and Growth in Human Service Markets
192(13)
Nursing Homes
192(1)
Hospital Management
192(1)
Health Maintenance Organizations
193(1)
Child Care
194(1)
Home Health Care
195(1)
Corrections
195(1)
Life Care and Continuing Care
196(1)
Conclusion: Implications for Health and Human Service Professionals
196(1)
Discussion Questions
197(2)
Notes
199(6)
Part Three: The Government Sector
The Making of Governmental Policy
205(28)
Technical Aspects of the Policy Process
206(2)
A Critical Analysis of the Policy Process
208(4)
The Policy Process
212(8)
Social Stratification
212(1)
Formulation
212(3)
Legislation
215(3)
Implementation
218(1)
Evaluation
219(1)
Non-Decision Making
220(3)
Social Workers and Social Reform
223(2)
Social Work and Advocacy Organizations
225(2)
Advocacy Organizations and the New Policy Institutes
226(1)
Political Practice
227(6)
Conclusion
229(1)
Discussion Questions
230(1)
Notes
230(3)
Tax Policy and Income Distribution
233(18)
History of U.S. Tax Policy
234(2)
Tax Policy and Special Interests
236(2)
Federal Tax Policy
238(4)
State Tax Policy and the Poor
242(1)
The Efficiency of Tax Policy in Reducing Poverty
242(2)
Tax Expenditures as Poverty Policy
244(2)
The Antitax Movement
246(5)
Conclusion
248(1)
Discussion Questions
249(1)
Notes
249(2)
Social Insurance Programs
251(20)
Definition of Social Insurance
252(1)
The Background of Social Insurance
253(2)
The Financial Organization of Social Insurance
255(1)
Key Social Insurance Programs
256(5)
OASDI
256(1)
Unemployment Insurance
257(3)
Workers' Compensation
260(1)
The Social Security Dilemma
261(10)
Arguments against the Current Social Security System
261(1)
Arguments for the Current Social Security System
262(1)
Social Security in Trouble
263(1)
The Long-Term Prospects for Social Security
263(2)
Proposed Solutions for Social Security
265(2)
Should We Privatize Social Security?
267(1)
Conclusion
268(1)
Discussion Questions
268(1)
Notes
269(2)
Public Assistance Programs
271(48)
Some Assumptions That Underlie Public Assistance
273(4)
Myths about Public Assistance
273(4)
Aid to Families with Dependent Children
277(9)
The Evolution of the AFDC Program
277(2)
The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996
279(4)
State Welfare Reform Waivers
283(1)
Has the PRWORA Worked?
283(1)
Supplemental Security Income
284(2)
General Assistance
286(2)
Issues in Welfare Reform
288(1)
Teenage Pregnancy
288(31)
The Underclass
291(1)
Welfare Behaviorism
291(4)
Welfare to Work
295(3)
The Inadequacy of Public Assistance Benefits
298(1)
Conclusion: The Evolution of Public Assistance
298(3)
Discussion Questions
301(1)
Notes
302(4)
Appendix: Highlights of Selected State Welfare Demonstration Projects, 2000
306(13)
The American Health Care System
319(39)
The Organization of Medical Services
321(1)
Major Public Health Care Programs: Medicare, Medicaid, and S-CHIP
321(8)
Medicare
322(1)
Medicaid
322(5)
The State Children's Health Insurance Program (S-CHIP)
327(1)
The Tobacco Settlement
328(1)
The Health Care Crisis
329(5)
Overview of U.S. Health Care Expenditures
330(2)
U.S. Health Care in International Perspective
332(2)
Explaining the High Cost of U.S. Health Care
334(2)
Hospital Costs and Physicians' Salaries
335(1)
Cutting Health Care Costs
336(3)
Managed Care
336(3)
The Underinsured
339(1)
AIDS and Health Care
339(2)
Reforming U.S. Health Care
341(4)
Socialized Medicine
342(1)
National Health Insurance
343(1)
Incremental Reform
344(1)
Comparative Analysis: Health Care in Canada and Britain
345(13)
The Canadian Health Care System
345(3)
Britain's National Health Service
348(2)
Conclusion
350(1)
Discussion Questions
351(1)
Notes
352(6)
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Policy
358(34)
Mental Health Reform
360(1)
The Community Mental Health Centers Acts
361(1)
Deinstitutionalization
362(2)
The Revolving Door
364(2)
CMHCs under Siege
366(1)
Preventive Commitment
367(1)
Mental Health Service Delivery
368(2)
Parity for Mental Health Care
370(1)
Substance Abuse
371(7)
History of Substance Abuse
372(1)
Alcohol Abuse
373(2)
Drug Abuse
375(3)
Private Practice and Mental Health Services
378(14)
Private Practice in Social Work
379(3)
The Business of Private Practice
382(2)
The Future of the Private Sector
384(1)
Conclusion
385(1)
Discussion Questions
386(1)
Notes
386(6)
Criminal Justice
392(23)
History of U.S. Criminal Justice
393(1)
The Criminal Justice System
394(2)
Juvenile Justice
396(4)
The War on Drugs
400(3)
The Underclass and ``Moral Poverty''
403(3)
Legalization of Drugs
406(1)
The ``New Penology''
407(2)
The Future of Criminal Justice
409(6)
Conclusion
410(1)
Discussion Questions
411(1)
Notes
411(4)
Child Welfare Policy
415(23)
History of U.S. Child Welfare Policy
417(2)
Protective Services for Children
419(4)
Foster Care for Children
423(4)
Adoption
427(1)
Head Start
428(1)
Emerging Issues in Child Welfare
429(9)
Day Care
429(1)
Maternal and Child Health
430(1)
Teen Pregnancy
431(2)
Conclusion: The Future of Child Welfare
433(1)
Discussion Questions
434(1)
Notes
434(4)
Housing Policies
438(26)
Overview of Housing Legislation
439(3)
The Federal Government and Low-Income Housing Programs
442(2)
Issues in Housing Policy
444(9)
Trends in U.S. Housing
445(2)
Problems in Home Ownership
447(1)
Problems in Rental Housing
448(4)
Other Factors Affecting Housing
452(1)
Homelessness
453(5)
Characteristics of the Homeless Population
453(3)
Trends in Homelessness
456(1)
Attempts to Address Homelessness
456(2)
Housing Reform
458(6)
Conclusion
459(1)
Discussion Questions
460(1)
Notes
461(3)
The Politics of Food Policy and Rural Life
464(24)
Hunger in the United States
465(1)
The Face of American Hunger
466(1)
Governmental Food Programs
466(8)
A Short History of Food Stamps and a Description of the Program
467(1)
Food Stamps: Who Is in the Program and What Does It Cost?
467(2)
Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
469(2)
Other Food Programs
471(2)
Have the Food Programs Worked?
473(1)
Farming in the United States
474(4)
The Current State of U.S. Farming
476(1)
The Face of U.S. Farming
476(2)
Farmworkers
478(3)
Who Are America's Farmworkers?
478(3)
Governmental Farm Policies
481(7)
Sustainable Agriculture
482(2)
Conclusion
484(1)
Discussion Questions
484(1)
Notes
485(3)
Part Four: The American Welfare State in Perspective
The American Welfare State in International Perspective
488(23)
Typologies of Welfare States
489(1)
American Exceptionalism
490(2)
The Welfare State in Transition
492(1)
Ranking National Development
493(10)
The Weighted Index of Social Progress
494(3)
The Human Development Index
497(6)
Capability Poverty
503(1)
International Aid
504(1)
Global Capital
504(2)
The Future
506(5)
Conclusion
508(1)
Discussion Questions
508(1)
Notes
509(2)
Glossary 511(10)
Index 521


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