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Dimensions of Social Welfare Policy

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Edition:
5th
ISBN13:

9780205337637

ISBN10:
0205337635
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2002
Publisher(s):
Allyn & Bacon

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Summary

This social welfare policy text provides a comprehensive theoretical framework for the analysis of social welfare policy. The text illustrates theoretical points by offering examples from a cross-section of program areas including income maintenance, child welfare, model cities, day care, community action, and mental health. The book also shows how social theories and individual versus collective value orientations influence policies

Table of Contents

Preface ix
The Field of Social Welfare Policy
1(28)
Institutional Perspectives on the Study of Social Welfare Policy
2(10)
Evolving Institutions and the Welfare State
12(2)
Analytic Perspectives on the Study of Social Welfare Policy
14(4)
Political Perspectives on the Study of Social Welfare Policy
18(3)
Why Policy Analysis Is Relevant to Direct Service Practitioners
21(2)
Emerging Issues: Feminist Perspectives on Social Welfare
23(6)
Notes
26(3)
The Modern Welfare State
29(26)
The Evolving Welfare State
29(9)
Theories of Welfare Growth
38(2)
Is America Exceptional?
40(1)
Today's Welfare State
41(2)
Welfare Scope
43(2)
Welfare Realms
45(7)
Emerging Issues: Renegotiating the Boundaries
52(1)
Notes
53(2)
A Framework for Social Welfare Policy Analysis
55(34)
Benefit Allocations in the Social Market and the Mixed Economy of Welfare
56(4)
Elements of an Analytic Framework: Dimensions of Choice
60(3)
An Example: The Transformation of Social Services
63(6)
Application of the Framework
69(1)
Distributive Justice in Public Assistance
70(7)
Individual and Collective Values in Public Assistance
77(3)
Theories, Assumptions, and Social Choice
80(3)
Emerging Issues: The Search for Equity
83(2)
Notes
85(4)
The Basis of Social Allocations
89(37)
Who Shall Benefit?
89(4)
Universality and Selectivity in Income Maintenance
93(4)
Child Support and Asset Building Proposals
97(2)
Social Effectiveness and Cost Effectiveness
99(9)
Another Perspective on Allocation: A Continuum of Choice
108(4)
Allocative Principles and Institutional-Residual Conceptions of Social Welfare
112(1)
Operationalizing the Allocative Principles
113(5)
Eligibility Versus Access
118(2)
Emerging Issues: Generational Equity
120(2)
Notes
122(4)
The Nature of Social Provision
126(28)
Basic Forms: Cash Versus In-Kind
126(6)
Alternative Forms: An Extension of Choice
132(2)
Vouchers: Balancing Social Control and Consumer Choice
134(3)
Substance of the Social Provision
137(4)
Social Provisions as Reflections of Policy Values
141(3)
What Is Not Provided?
144(3)
Cash, Kind, and the Cycles of Public Assistance
147(2)
Emerging Issues: Choice for Whom?
149(1)
Notes
150(4)
The Design of the Delivery System
154(41)
Privatization and Commercialization in Service Delivery
155(8)
Promoting Coherence and Accessibility: Service Delivery Strategies
163(15)
Unsettled Questions
178(2)
Selecting Strategies
180(6)
Emerging Issues: Services Rationing and Managed Care
186(4)
Notes
190(5)
The Mode of Finance: Sources of Funds
195(39)
Sources of Funds
196(2)
The Philanthropic Contribution
198(13)
Contributory Schemes and Fee Charging
211(3)
Public Financing: Not Entirely a Public Matter
214(13)
Emerging Issues: Financing Social Security
227(4)
Notes
231(3)
The Mode of Finance: Systems of Transfer
234(39)
Centralization, Decentralization, and Their Ideologies
235(3)
How the Money Flows
238(5)
How Transfers Are Conditioned
243(6)
Devolving Public Welfare
249(2)
AFDC to TANF
251(16)
Emerging Issues: Immigrants, Social Policy, and the States
267(4)
Notes
271(2)
Who Plans? Choices in the Process of Policy Formation
273(24)
Planning Models
273(5)
Individualist and Collective Approaches to Planning
278(2)
The Planner's Role
280(1)
Planning in Model Cities
281(2)
Conceptions of the Public Interest
283(3)
Competing Values: Participation, Leadership, and Expertise
286(4)
Shifting Power to City Hall
290(2)
Social Welfare Planning: Drift or Design?
292(1)
Emerging Issues: The Rise of Experimental Design in Policy-Oriented Research
293(1)
Notes
294(3)
Index 297


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