American Social Welfare Policy A Pluralist Approach

ISBN-10: 0205223540
ISBN-13: 9780205223541
Edition: 2013
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Description: Provides a balanced and comprehensive overview of social welfare policy in the United States. This text is part of the Connecting Core Competencies Series.American Social Welfare Policy: A Pluralist Approach, Brief Editionexamines social welfare  More...

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List price: $141.47
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 4/27/2012
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 504
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.958
Language: English

Provides a balanced and comprehensive overview of social welfare policy in the United States. This text is part of the Connecting Core Competencies Series.American Social Welfare Policy: A Pluralist Approach, Brief Editionexamines social welfare policy in the United States, and includes cutting-edge issues such as information on the 2008 presidential election, the economy, the housing bust, the passage of Proposition 8 in California, and much more. Teaching & Learning ExperiencePersonalize Learning —MySearchLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals.Improve Critical Thinking —Helps students sort out the major institutional actors within social welfare policy.Engage Students —Offers a user-friendly framework for policy analysis.Explore Current Issues —Information on Social Welfare Policy; the 2008 Election; Proposition 8; Economic issues.Apply CSWE Core Competencies —The text integrates the 2008 CSWE EPAS, with critical thinking questions and practice tests to assess student understanding and development of competency.Support Instructors —An Instructor’s Manual and Test Bank, Computerized Test Bank (MyTest), BlackBoard Test Item File, MySearchLab with Pearson eText, and PowerPoint presentations are included in the outstanding supplements package.Note:MySearchLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MySearchLab, please visit:www.mysearchlab.comor you can purchase a valuepack of the text + MySearchLab (at no additional cost): ValuePack ISBN-10: 0205223540 / ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205223541

Howard Karger is Professor of Social Policy at the University of Houston. In 2001 he helped found policyAmerica, a nonprofit organisation dedicated to disseminating innovations in social policy. In addition to five editions of his best-selling American Social Welfare Policy, Howard has authored or coauthored other titles including: Controversial Issues in Social Policy and Social Work and Community in a Private World

Social Policy and the American Welfare State
Social Welfare Policy Research: A Framework for Policy Analysis
Religion and Social Welfare Policy
Discrimination in American Society
Poverty in America
The Voluntary Sector Today
Privatization and Human Service Corporations
The Making of Governmental Policy
Tax Policy and Income Distribution
Social Insurance Programs
Public Assistance Programs
the American Health Care System
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Policy
Criminal Justice
Child Welfare Policy
Housing Policies
the Politics of Food Policy and Rural Life
the American Welfare State in International Perspective
Social Policy and the American Welfare State
Definitions of Social Welfare Policy
Social Problems and Social Welfare Policy
Values, Ideology, and Social Welfare Policy
The Political Economy of American Social Welfare
The U.S. Political Continuum
The Risk Shift
Conclusion
Practice Test
MySearchLab Connections
Social Welfare Policy Research: A Framework for Policy Analysis
Problems That Necessitate the Policy
Researching and Analyzing Social Policies
Social Policy Research and the Internet
Conclusion
Practice Test
MySearchLab Connections
Religion and Social Welfare Policy
Religious Antecedents of Welfare Statism
The Rise of Social Work As A Profession
Conclusion
Practice Test
MySearchLab Connections
Discrimination in American Society
Discrimination
Racism
The Minority Middle Class
Hispanic Americans
American Indians
Asian Americans
Immigrants and Immigration
Women and Society
Gays and Lesbians: Two Populations at Risk
Ageism
People with Disabilities
Legal Attempts to Remedy Discrimination
Conclusion
Practice Test
MySearchLab Connections
Poverty in America
The Culture of Poverty
Who Makes Up the Poor?
Measuring Poverty
Families and Poverty
The Rural Poor
Work and Poverty
Strategies Developed to Combat Poverty
America's Fringe Economy
Conclusion
Practice Test
MySearchLab Connections
the Voluntary Sector Today
Structural Interests within Social Welfare
The Forgotten Sector
Advancing Social Justice
Contemporary Nonprofit Human Service Organizations
The Future of the Voluntary Sector
Conclusion
Practice Test
MySearchLab Connections
Privatization and Human Service Corporations
Privatization Issues
The Challenge of Privatization
Unions and the Private Sector
Corporate Welfare
Corporate Social Responsibility
Corporate Influence on Social Welfare Policy
The Future of Corporate Involvement in Social Welfare
Human Service Corporations
Consolidation and Growth in Human Service Markets
Implications for Health and Human Service Professionals
Private Practice
Conclusion
Practice Test
MySearchLab Connections
the Making of Governmental Policy
Technical Aspects of the Policy Process
A Critical Analysis of the Policy Process
The Policy Process
Social Work and Advocacy Organizations
Advocacy Organizations and the New Policy Institutes
Political Practice
Conclusion
Practice Test
MySearchLab Connections
Tax Policy and Income Distribution
History of U.S. Tax Policy
Tax Policy and Special Interests
Federal Tax Policy
State Tax Policy and the Poor
The Efficiency of Tax Policy in Reducing Poverty
Tax Expenditures as Poverty Policy
The Anti-Tax Movement
Conclusion
Practice Test
MySearchLab Connections
Social Insurance Programs
Definition of Social Insurance
The Background of Social Insurance
The Financial Organization of Social Insurance
Key Social Insurance Programs
The Social Security Dilemma
Conclusion
Practice Test
MySearchLab Connections
Public Assistance Programs
Assumptions and Myths about Public Assistance
Aid to Families with Dependent Children
Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
General Assistance
Trends and Issues in Public Assistance
Conclusion: the Evolution of Public Assistance
Practice Test
MySearchLab Connections
the American Health Care System
The Uninsured
The Organization of Medical Services
Major Public Health Programs: Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP
The Health Care Crisis
Overview of U.S. Health Care Expenditures
U.S. Health Care in International Perspective
Explaining the High Cost of U.S. Health Care
Cutting Health Care Costs
Managed Care
The Underinsured
Reforming U.S. Health Care
Comparative Analysis: Health Care in Canada, Britain and Australia
Conclusion
Practice Test
MySearchLab Connections
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Policy
Mental Health Reform
The Community Mental Health Centers Acts
Deinstitutionalization
The Revolving Door
CMHCs under Siege
Mental Health Service Delivery
Parity for Mental Health Care
Issues in Mental Health Policy
Substance Abuse
Conclusion
Practice Test
MySearchLab Connections
Criminal Justice
History of U.S. Criminal Justice
The Criminal Justice System
Juvenile Justice
The War on Drugs
The Underclass and "Moral Poverty"
Legalization of Drugs
The "New Penology"
Conclusion
Practice Test
MySearchLab Connections
Child Welfare Policy
History of U.S. Child Welfare Policy
Protective Services for Children
Foster Care for Children
Adoption
Head Start
Emerging Issues in Child Welfare
Conclusion
Practice Test
MySearchLab Connections
Housing Policies
Overview of Housing Legislation
The Federal Government and Low-Income Housing Programs
Issues in Housing Policy
Homelessness
Housing Reform
Conclusion
Practice Test
MySearchLab Connections
the Politics of Food Policy and Rural Life
The Contradictions of American Food Policy
Hunger in the United States
Government Food Programs
Farming in the United States
Farmworkers
Issues in Farming and Food Production
Conclusion
Practice Test
MySearchLab Connections
the American Welfare State in International Perspective
Typologies of Welfare States
American Exceptionalism
The Welfare State in Transition
Ranking National Development
The Human Development Index
The Fourth World
Capability Poverty
International Aid
Global Capital
The Future
Conclusion
Practice Test
MySearchLab Connections
Notes
Index

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