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Social Welfare: Politics and Public Policy (Research Navigator Edition, with Themes of the Times for Social Welfare Policy)

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9780205503476

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0205503470
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Pub. Date:
1/1/2007
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Social Welfare: Politics and Public Policy, (Research Navigator Edition) Sixth Edition By:Diana M. DiNitto (University of Texas at Austin) With Linda K. Cummins (Barry University) Overview: Social Welfare: Politics and Public Policy is a comprehensive and easy-to-understand introduction to the social welfare system and social welfare policy. Now in a Research Navigator Edition, the text includes: 64 pages of additional material in the front matter, featuring a chapter-by-chapter update on various policy issues and legislation since November 2004 New exercises and activities for each chapter, asking students to think critically about some of the issues, or to do further research on them An access code forResearch Navigator on the inside front cover Research Navigatortrade; is the easiest way for students to start a research assignment or research paper. Complete with extensive help on the research process and four exclusive databases of credible and reliable source material including the EBSCO Academic Journal and Abstract Database, New York Times Search by Subject Archive, "Best of the Web" Link Library, and Financial Times Article Archive and Company Financials, Research Navigator helps students quickly and efficiently make the most of their research time. What Reviewers Are Saying: "One of the positive strengths of this text is an emphasis on appropriate research and current trends in the area being discussed. In particular, the material on child support enforcement is some of the best that can be found. Given the reputation of the author as a top-notch researcher, this carries over and is evidenced in the text." --Stephen C. Anderson, Ph.D., The University of Oklahoma "It is an excellent overview and introduction to this broad topic Social Welfare policy and programs, and provides essential basic information, as well as brief histories of the types of debates and controversies that have occurred in each of the various topic areas covered." --Carole Upshur, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts - Boston

Table of Contents

Foreword xi
Preface lxi
Politics, Rationalism, and Social Welfare
1(35)
Politics and Social Welfare Policy
1(12)
What Constitutes Social Welfare Policy?
2(3)
Social Welfare Policy: A Rational Approach
5(2)
Social Welfare Policy: A Political Approach
7(6)
The Policymaking Process
13(6)
Agenda Setting
14(1)
Nondecisions
14(1)
The Mass Media
15(1)
The Budget
16(1)
Implementation
17(2)
The Public and Social Welfare
19(13)
Public Opinion
19(1)
America's Capacity for Giving
20(4)
Political Ideology and Social Welfare
24(2)
Special Interests and Social Welfare
26(5)
Globalism, Terrorism, and Social Welfare Policy
31(1)
Summary
32(4)
Government and Social Welfare
36(44)
Historical Perspectives on Social Welfare
36(9)
Elizabethan Poor Law
37(1)
Early Relief in the United States
38(1)
The Great Depression and the New Deal
39(2)
The Great Society and the War on Poverty
41(4)
The Expansion of Social Welfare
45(3)
The Rural-to-Urban Migration
45(1)
Residency Requirements Eliminated
45(1)
Welfare Rights
46(1)
Cost-of-Living Adjustments
47(1)
The Graying of America
47(1)
Increase in Single-Parent Families
48(1)
Finances in the Welfare State
48(5)
Types of Taxes
49(2)
Who Pays? Who Benefits?
51(1)
Tax Reform
52(1)
The Reagan and Bush Years
53(5)
The Supply Side
54(1)
The New Federalism
55(1)
The States as Laboratories
56(1)
Privatizing Public Services
56(1)
The Reagan-Bush Finale
57(1)
The Presidential Years of Bill Clinton
58(5)
Managing the Federal Debt
58(4)
Clinton and Social Welfare
62(1)
The Presidency of George W. Bush
63(10)
Presidential Election 2000
63(1)
Election Reform
64(1)
The United States at War
65(3)
Economic Troubles at Home
68(3)
The Domestic Scene
71(2)
Summary
73(7)
Defining Poverty: Where to Begin
80(44)
What Is Poverty?
80(14)
Poverty as Deprivation
81(5)
Measuring Poverty: Let Me Count the Ways
86(2)
Who Is Poor?
88(4)
Poverty as Inequality (or Who Shrank the Middle Class?)
92(2)
Why Are the Poor, Poor?
94(8)
Poverty as Lack of Human Capital
94(3)
Poverty as Culture
97(1)
Poverty as Exploitation
98(2)
Poverty as Structure
100(2)
Poor and Homeless: Not Invisible Any More
102(10)
Who Is Homeless?
103(5)
Affordable Housing
108(4)
A Fundamental Shift
112(6)
Doesn't Welfare Cause Poverty?
114(2)
Poverty or Dependency? The Debate Rages On
116(2)
Summary
118(6)
Preventing Poverty: The Social Insurance Programs
124(37)
Preventing Poverty through Compulsory Savings
124(22)
The Social Security Act
125(2)
Social Security: The World's Largest Social Welfare Program
127(2)
Even the Best-Laid Plans
129(6)
Achieving the Goals of Social Security: Adequacy and Equity
135(7)
Keeping the Wolves from the Door
142(1)
Options for Reform
142(3)
What Happens If OASDI Becomes Exhausted?
145(1)
Unemployment Insurance
146(5)
What Is Unemployment?
148(1)
Who Gets Counted as Unemployed?
149(2)
Workers' Compensation
151(3)
Summary
154(7)
Helping the ``Deserving Poor'': Aged, Blind, and Disabled
161(43)
Public Assistance for the Deserving Poor
162(11)
The Federal Government Steps In
163(1)
How SSI Works
163(2)
Determining Who Is Disabled
165(1)
SSI in Figures
166(7)
Employment Supports for Individuals with Disabilities
173(6)
Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Services
173(1)
Eliminating Work Disincentives, Supporting Work
174(5)
The Era of Civil Rights for Individuals with Disabilities
179(7)
From Deinstitutionalization to Normalization and Inclusion
180(1)
The Independent Living Movement
180(1)
A New Bill of Rights for Individuals with Disabilities
181(5)
Disability Policy for Children
186(5)
Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act
189(1)
Inclusion for Children with Disabilities
189(2)
A Fair Definition of Disability, a Fair Policy
191(1)
General Assistance: The State and Community Response to Welfare
192(3)
Federalism and Social Welfare
195(2)
Summary
197(7)
Ending Welfare As We Knew It: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
204(52)
From Mothers' Aid to AFDC
204(3)
Mothers' Aid
205(1)
Aid to Dependent Children
205(1)
Trying to Keep Families Together with AFDC
205(2)
Man-in-the-House Rules
207(1)
Making Parents Pay: Child Support Enforcement
207(10)
Parent Locator and Interstate Services
209(1)
Establishing Paternity
210(1)
Child Support Orders and Payment Collection
211(4)
TANF and Child Support
215(1)
Does Child Support Enforcement Matter?
216(1)
The Reincarnations of Welfare and Work
217(4)
Rehabilitation for Work
218(1)
Job Training and WIN
218(1)
Workfare
219(1)
The JOBS Program
220(1)
Why the Fuss about Welfare?
221(25)
Recipients and Costs
225(2)
Rethinking AFDC
227(19)
Summary
246(10)
Fighting Hunger, Fighting Fat: Nutrition Policy and Programs in the United States
256(37)
Nutrition Paradoxes
257(8)
Fat, Not Fit, in the USA
257(2)
Serving up Nutritional Advice
259(2)
Who's in Charge of Nutrition?
261(1)
The View from Anti-hunger Advocates
262(2)
The View from Nutrition Advocates
264(1)
Serving Up Nutritional Policy
265(5)
Commodity Food Distribution
265(1)
A New Food Stamp Program
266(1)
Politics Discovers Hunger
266(1)
Eliminating the Purchase Requirement
267(1)
Politics Rediscovers Hunger
268(2)
Food Stamp Program Operations
270(7)
The Welfare Reform of 1996
270(1)
Food Stamp Program Patricipation
271(6)
Nutrition Programs across the Life Span
277(8)
Meals for School Children
277(6)
Nutrition Programs for Older Adults
283(1)
More Nutrition Programs for Those in Need
284(1)
EBT and the Cash versus In-Kind Debate
285(2)
Summary
287(6)
Improving Healthcare: Treating the Nation's Ills
293(56)
Good Health or Medical Attention?
294(3)
Health Disparities
294(3)
``Uninsurance''
297(1)
U.S. Healthcare Policy
297(24)
A Brief History
297(5)
Medicaid: Healthcare for Some of the Poor
302(8)
Other Routes to Healthcare for the Poor
310(1)
Medicare: Healthcare for Almost All Older Americans
310(11)
What Ails Healthcare?
321(14)
Healthcare in International Perspective
321(2)
The Nation's Healthcare Bill
323(12)
Incrementalism and the Future of Healthcare Politics
335(3)
Healthcare: Some Ethical Dilemmas
338(5)
Healthcare Privacy
338(1)
Healthcare Rationing
339(1)
The ``Right to Die'' or the ``Right to Life''?
339(1)
Futile Care
340(1)
Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide
341(2)
Summary
343(6)
Changing Paradigms: The Poverty Wars
349(35)
The Curative Strategy
350(4)
LBJ and the Economic Opportunity Act
354(5)
Community Action
355(1)
Youth Education
356(1)
Legal Services
356(2)
More Office of Economic Opportunity Projects
358(1)
The Great Society
358(1)
Politics Overtakes the War on Poverty
359(1)
Why Hasn't Head Start ``Cured'' Poverty?
360(6)
Politics, Evaluation, and Head Start
361(1)
Years Later
362(1)
Leaving No Child Behind
363(3)
Work and the Poverty Wars
366(12)
CETA
366(1)
JTPA
367(4)
Workforce Investment Act (WIA)
371(1)
Minimum Wages and Living Wages
372(5)
Enterprise and Empowerment Zones
377(1)
Building Communities through Service
378(1)
Summary
379(5)
Providing Social Services: Help for Children, the Elderly, and Individuals with Mental Illness
384(57)
Social Services in the United States
385(3)
Who Provides Social Services?
385(2)
The Development of Social Services
387(1)
Social Services for Individuals with Alcohol, Drug, and Mental Disorders
388(22)
Defining the Problems
388(1)
Estimating Problems and Services
389(2)
Achieving Treatment Parity
391(1)
Finding Better Prevention and Treatment Approaches
392(2)
The Public Mental Health System
394(3)
A War on Drugs or on Drug Addicts?
397(7)
Treatment and Civil Rights
404(6)
Child Welfare Policy
410(17)
Discovering Child Abuse
410(3)
Extent of Child Maltreatment
413(3)
Services for Abused and Neglected Children
416(1)
A Brief History of Child Protection Legislation
417(3)
Trends and Projections in Child Welfare Services
420(1)
Preserving Families and Other Alternatives
421(3)
Child Welfare: Help or Harm?
424(3)
Social Services for Older Americans
427(6)
The Older Americans Act
428(4)
Guardianship
432(1)
Summary
433(8)
Addressing Civil Rights and Social Welfare: The Challenges of a Diverse Society
441(70)
Gender Inequities
442(24)
The Feminization of Poverty
442(4)
The Wage Gap
446(5)
Equality for Women
451(2)
The Equal Rights Amendment
453(1)
Caring for the Family
454(2)
Addressing Sexual Harassment
456(2)
No Middle Ground on Abortion Rights
458(5)
Confronting Violence against Women
463(3)
Gay Rights
466(8)
An End to Sodomy Laws
466(1)
Expanding the Gay Rights Agenda
467(4)
Gays in the Military: Don't Ask, Don't Tell
471(2)
The Rights of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT) Youth
473(1)
Racial Equality: How Far Have We Come?
474(18)
Separate but Not Equal
475(2)
The Civil Rights Act
477(1)
Housing and Racial Discrimination
478(3)
Affirmative Action
481(5)
Voting Rights
486(2)
The Marginalization of Native Americans
488(2)
Racial Profiling
490(1)
Civil Rights and the War on Terror
491(1)
Immigration and Social Welfare
492(8)
Immigration Policy
493(2)
Immigration in a Post-September 11th Environment
495(1)
How Much Immigration?
496(4)
Summary
500(11)
Implementing and Evaluating Social Welfare Policy: What Happens after a Law Is Passed
511(32)
The Politics of Implementation
512(11)
Communications
512(2)
Resources
514(2)
Attitudes
516(3)
Bureaucracy
519(4)
Evaluating Social Policy
523(17)
Policy Evaluation as a Rational Activity
525(4)
Politics at Work: Evaluating Social Programs
529(3)
The Many Faces of Program Evaluation
532(6)
Policy Evaluation as a Political Activity
538(2)
Summary
540(3)
Name Index 543(2)
Subject Index 545


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