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Dimensions of Social Welfare Policy

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ISBN-10: 0205408109

ISBN-13: 9780205408108

Edition: 6th 2005

Authors: Neil Gilbert, Paul Terrell

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This text provides students with the most comprehensive and widely-used theoretical and conceptual framework for analyzing the design of a wide range of social welfare policies. Dimensions of Social Welfare Policy illustrates theoretical points by offering examples from a cross-section of program areas including income maintenance, child welfare, model cities, day care, community action, and mental health. The authors show how social theories and individual versus collective value orientations influence policies. The Sixth Edition continues to include a broad overview of the most recent policy trends in the advanced welfare states related to eligibility, finance, delivery, and benefit…    
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Book details

List price: $88.00
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/26/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

The Field of Social Welfare Policy
Institutional Perspectives on the Study of Social Welfare Policy
Evolving Institutions and the Welfare State
Analytic Perspectives on the Study of Social Welfare Policy
Political Perspectives on the Study of Social Welfare Policy
Why Policy Analysis Is Relevant to Direct Service Practitioners
Emerging Issues: Feminist Perspectives on Social Welfare
The Modern Welfare State
The Evolving Welfare State
Theories of Welfare Growth
Is America Exceptional?
Today's Welfare State
Welfare Scope
Welfare Realms
Emerging Issues: Renegotiating the Boundaries
A Framework for Social Welfare Policy Analysis
Benefit Allocations in the Social Market and the Mixed Economy of Welfare
Elements of an Analytic Framework: Dimensions of Choice
An Example: The Transformation of Social Services
Application of the Framework
Distributive Justice in Public Assistance
Individual and Collective Values in Public Assistance
Theories, Assumptions, and Social Choice
Emerging Issues: The Search for Equity
The Basis of Social Allocations
Who Shall Benefit?
Universality and Selectivity in Income Maintenance
Child Support and Asset Building Proposals
Social Effectiveness and Cost Effectiveness
Another Perspective on Allocation: A Continuum of Choice
Allocative Principles and Institutional-Residual Conceptions of Social Welfare
Operationalizing the Allocative Principles
Eligibility Versus Access
Emerging Issues: Generational Equity
The Nature of Social Provision
Basic Forms: Cash Versus In-Kind
Alternative Forms: An Extension of Choice
Vouchers: Balancing Social Control and Consumer Choice
Substance of the Social Provision
Social Provisions as Reflections of Policy Values
What Is Not Provided?
Cash, Kind, and the Cycles of Public Assistance
Emerging Issues: Choice for Whom?
The Design of the Delivery System
Privatization and Commercialization in Service Delivery
Promoting Coherence and Accessibility: Service Delivery Strategies
Unsettled Questions
Selecting Strategies
Emerging Issues: Services Rationing and Managed Care
The Mode of Finance: Sources of Funds
Sources of Funds
The Philanthropic Contribution
Contributory Schemes and Fee Charging
Public Financing: Not Entirely a Public Matter
Emerging Issues: Financing Social Security
The Mode of Finance: Systems of Transfer
Centralization, Decentralization, and Their Ideologies
How the Money Flows
How Transfers Are Conditioned
Devolving Public Welfare
Emerging Issues: Immigrants, Social Policy, and the States
Who Plans? Choices in the Process of Policy Formation
Planning Models
Individualist and Collective Approaches to Planning
The Planner's Role
Planning in Model Cities
Conceptions of the Public Interest
Competing Values: Participation, Leadership, and Expertise
Shifting Power to City Hall
Social Welfare Planning: Drift or Design?
Emerging Issues: The Rise of Experimental Design in Policy-Oriented Research