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

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  • Edition: 6th
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  • Copyright: 2007-01-01
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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Social Welfare: Politics and Public Policyis the most comprehensive and easy-to-understand introduction to the social welfare system and social welfare policy. This is a leading text in social welfare policy in departments of social work, political science, administration and government, and is also used in some departments of sociology. DiNitto focuses on the political aspects of policymaking; she describes the major social welfare programs, including public assistance, Social Security, disability, health insurance, and more. She also addresses racism, sexism, gay rights, and immigration in the context of social welfare policies and programs. Additionally, it includes new and updated information on welfare reform (TANF), food stamps, managed care, disability, aging, the latest figures on poverty, and the latest information on job training and employment. A full range of supplements includes an Instructor's Manual/Test Bank and a Computerized Test Bank. Student supplements include an Online Study Guide.

Table of Contents

All Chapters conclude with Summar and Notes Preface
Research Navigator
Politics, Rationalism, and Social Welfare
Politics and Social Welfare Policy
Special Tips for the Legislative Process
The Policymaking Process
The American Public and Social Welfare
We Can Take Care of Our Own
Government and Social Welfare
Historical Perspectives on Social Welfare
The Revolution No One Noticed
The Expansion of Social Welfare
Finances in the Welfare State
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 Alnymore
Homeless in Paradise
Pam Jackson's New APartment
A Fundamental Shift
Preventing Poverty: The Social Insurance Programs
Preventing Poverty through Compulsory Savings
Social Security-Who Qualifies, and How Much Do Beneficiaries Receive?
Will You Reap What You Sow?
Unemployment Compensation
Helping the Deserving Poo;: Aged, Blind, and Disabled
Public Assistance for the Deserving Poor
Example of What Happens When You Are Disabled
Rehabilitative Services for Individuals with Disabilities
The Era of Civil Rights for People with Disabilities
What Is Reasonable Accommodation for People with Disabilities?
Disability Policy for Children
Building a Better Policy on Disability
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
What Mothers and Fathers Think about Child Support Enforcement
Why the Fuss about AFDC?
Why Mother Slapped Me
The Unreported Work of Mothers Receiving Public Alssistance
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
A Client's View of the Food Stamp Program
Nutritional Politics
The Thrifty Food Plan-How Much Is It Worth?
Improving Health Care: Treating the Nation's Ills
Good Health or Medical Attention?
Health Care Policy Today
What Ails Medicine?
A Proposed Consumer Bill of Rights and Responsibilities
The Politics of Health Care for Alll
Health Care-Some Ethical Dilemmas
Changing Paradigms in the Poverty Wars: Victories, Defeats, and Stalemates
The Curative Strategy in the 1960s War on Poverty
Community Development: A Foundation Perspective
LBJ and the Economic Opportunity Alct
Politics Overtake the War on Poverty
Why Hasn't Head Start Cure
Fueling Employment: Make-Work versus the Real Thing
Report Card on Empowerment Zones
Building Communities through Service
Providing Social Services: Help for Children, the Elderly, and People with Mental Illness
Social Services in the United States
Social Services for People with ADM Problems
The Rights of Mental Health Service Consumers
Needle-Exchange Programs in the U.S.A.: Time to Act Now
Child Welfare Policy
What to Do about Helping People with Severe Mental Illness
Little Mary Ellen
Social Services for Older Almericans
Challenging Social Welfare: Racism and Sexism
Gender Inequities
Women in Federal and State Offices
A Call for Lustiness: Just Say No to the Sex Police
Gay Rights
Blacks, Hispanics, and Social Welfare
A Dialogue on Race
Native Americans and Social Welfare
Immigration and Social Welfare
Implementing and Evaluating Social Welfare Policy: What Happens after a Law Is Passed
The Politics of Implementation
Evaluating Social Policy
Rational Evaluation: What Questions to Alsk
Is Theory-Based Evaluation Better?
What to Do if Your Agency's Program Receives a Negative Evaluation
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