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Social Welfare Politics and Public Policy (with MyHelpingLab)

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ISBN-10: 0205489125

ISBN-13: 9780205489121

Edition: 6th 2005

Authors: Diana M. DiNitto, Linda K. Cummins

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Book details

List price: $110.40
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/1/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 624
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.2
Language: English

Preface
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