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Acknowledged as the most comprehensive, easy-to-read introduction to social welfare available, this new edition focuses on the crucial aspects and concerns of American society in a post 9/11 environment. Social Welfare: Politics and Public Policy, Sixth Edition, addresses the current political aspects of policymaking and major social welfare programs, including public assistance, Social Security, disability, health insurance, and much more. The author also focuses on the effects such issues as racism, sexism, gay rights, and immigration have in the context of recent social welfare policies and programs. In addition, a wealth of updated instructor and student supplements give this text its celebrated advantage as a leader in the social welfare policy textbook market.

Table of Contents

Politics, Rationalism, and Social Welfare
Politics and Social Welfare Policy
Illustration 1-1: Special Tips for the Legislative Process
The Policymaking Process
The American Public and Social Welfare
Illustration 1-2: We Can Take Care of Our Own...or Can We?
Government and Social Welfare
Historical Perspectives on Social Welfare
Illustration 2-1: The Revolution No One Noticed
The Expansion of Social Welfare
Finances in the Welfare State
Illustration 2-2: Intelligence Report: Our Low Taxes
The Legacy of Reaganomics
Helping the Truly Needy
The Presidential Years of Bill Clinton
Defining Poverty: Where to Begin?
What Is Poverty?
Poor and Homeless: Not Invisible Anymore
Illustration 3-1: Homeless in Paradise
Illustration 3-2: Pam Jackson's New Apartment
A Fundamental Shift
Preventing Poverty: The Social Insurance Programs
Preventing Poverty through Compulsory Savings
Illustration 4-1: Social SecurityWho Qualifies, and How Much Do Beneficiaries Receive?
Illustration 4-2: Will You Reap What You Sow? Unemployment Compensation
Workers' Compensation
Helping the Deserving Poor: Aged, Blind, and Disabled
Public Assistance for the Deserving Poor
Illustration 5-1: Example of What Happens When You Are Disabled
Rehabilitative Services for Individuals with Disabilities
The Era of Civil Rights for People with Disabilities
Illustration 5-2: What Is Reasonable Accommodation for People with Disabilities? Disability Policy for Children
Building a Better Policy on Disability
Illustration 5-3: Guidance from the EEOC in Implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act in Cases of Psychiatric Impairment
General Assistance: The State and Community Response to Welfare
Federalism and Social Welfare
Ending Welfare as We Knew It: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
From Mothers' Aid to AFDC
Trying to Make Parents Pay
Welfare and Work
Illustration 6-1: What Mothers and Fathers Think about Child Support Enforcement
Why the Fuss about AFDC?
Illustration 6-2: Why Mother Slapped Me
Illustration 6-3: The Unreported Work of Mothers Receiving Public Assistance
An End to Welfare as We Knew It
Fighting Hunger: Nutrition Policy and Programs in the United States
Malnutrition Amid Plenty
Setting Nutritional Policy
Tightening Food Stamps' Belt: The Welfare Reform of 1996
Food Stamp Program Operations
Nutrition Programs for Younger, Older, and Disabled Veterans
Illustration 7-1: A Client's View of the Food Stamp Program
Nutritional Politics
Illustration 7-2: The Thrifty Food PlanHow Much Is It Worth?
Improving Health Care: Treating the Nation's Ills
Good Health or Medical Attention? Health Care Policy Today
What Ails Medicine?
Illustration 8-1: A Proposed Consumer Bill of Rights and Responsibilities
The Politics of Health Care for All
Health CareSome Ethical Dilemmas
Changing Paradigms in the Poverty Wars: Victories, Defeats, and Stalemates
The Curative Strategy in the 1960s War on Poverty
Illustration 9-1: Community Development: A Foundation Perspective
LBJ and the Economic Opportunity Act
Politics Overtake the War on Poverty
Why Hasn't Head Start Cured Poverty?
Fueling Employment: Make-Work versus the Real Thing
Illustration 9-2: Report Card on Empowerment Zones
Building Communi
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