The Crisis of Caregiving Social Welfare Policy in the United States

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-05-15
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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This book discusses the crisis of caregiving as it affects parents seeking to provide good care for their children and people who care for their aged or disabled relatives. Discussed are alternatives to the present welfare system, a description of the current safety net programs, and an analysis of the privatization of social services.

Author Biography

Betty Reid Mandell is Professor Emerita at Bridgewater State College. She has co-authored Introduction to Human Services: Policy and Practice, 7th ed., She has also published Welfare in America: Controlling the "Dangerous Classes," and Where Are the Children? A Class Analysis of Foster Care and Adoption. She is co-editor of New Politics. She has been a social worker in child welfare, mental health, and welfare agencies. She has been a welfare rights activist since the 1960s.

Table of Contents

1. Who Cares? The Crisis of Caregiving; B.Reid Mandell
2. Women's Work, Mothers' Poverty; G.Mink
3. Paid Family and Medical Leave; R.Albelda and B.Reid Mandell
4. The Privatization of Care; B.Reid Mandell
5. Shelters for the Homeless: A Feeble Response to Homelessness; B.Reid Mandell
6. Foster Care; B.Reid Mandell
7. Adoption; B.Reid Mandell
8. The Punitive State; M.Rosenthal
9. Alternatives to Welfare; B.Reid Mandell
Appendix A: Current Safety Net Programs in the US; B.Reid Mandell
Appendix B: Advocacy organizations; B.Reid Mandell

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