Social Welfare Politics and Public Policy

ISBN-10: 0205378242
ISBN-13: 9780205378241
Edition: 5th 2003 (Student Manual, Study Guide, etc.)
Authors: Diana M. DiNitto
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Description: B This is the leading book in social welfare policy in departments of social work, political science, administration and government. Originally written with Thomas Dye, subsequent editions by Diana DiNitto have been acknowledged as the most  More...

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Book details

List price: $63.80
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/19/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 450
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

B This is the leading book in social welfare policy in departments of social work, political science, administration and government. Originally written with Thomas Dye, subsequent editions by Diana DiNitto have been acknowledged as the most comprehensive orientation to social welfare available. DiNitto's approach is politically neutral; she describes the major welfare programs, including welfare, social security, disability, health insurance, and more. This new edition includes new and updated information on welfare (TANF), food stamps, managed care, disability, aging, the change from a budget deficit to a budget surplus, the latest figures on poverty, and the latest information on job training and employment. For anyone interested in public policy or social welfare.

All chapters conclude with ldquo;Summaryrdquo; and ldquo;Notes.rdquo;
Preface
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...or Can We?
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 ldquo;Reaganomics.rdquo;
Helping the ldquo;Truly Needy.rdquo;
The Presidential Years of Bill Clinton
Defining Poverty: Where to Begin?
What Is Poverty?
Poor and Homeless: Not Invisible Anymore
Homeless in Paradise
Pam Jackson''s New Apartment
A Fundamental Shift
Preventing Poverty: The Social Insurance Programs
Preventing Poverty through Compulsory Savings
Social Securityndash
Who Qualifies, and How Much Do Beneficiaries Receive?
Will You Reap What You Sow?
Unemployment Compensation. Workers'' Compensation
Helping the ldquo;Deserving Poorrdquo;: 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 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
A Client''s View of the Food Stamp Program
Nutritional Politics
The Thrifty Food Planndash
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 All
Health Carendash;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 Act
Politics Overtake the War on Poverty
Why Hasn''t Head Start ldquo;Curedrdquo; Poverty?
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 Americans
Challenging Social Welfare: Racism and Sexism. <P

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