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Social Welfare : Politics and Public Policy - Text Only

Social Welfare : Politics and Public Policy - Text Only - 6th edition

Social Welfare : Politics and Public Policy - Text Only - 6th edition

ISBN13: 9780205489121

ISBN10: 0205489125

Social Welfare : Politics and Public Policy - Text Only by Diana DiNitto and Linda Cummins - ISBN 9780205489121
Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 6TH 05
Copyright: 2005
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Published: 2005
International: No
Social Welfare : Politics and Public Policy - Text Only by Diana DiNitto and Linda Cummins - ISBN 9780205489121

ISBN13: 9780205489121

ISBN10: 0205489125

Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 6TH 05

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Summary

Acknowledged as the most comprehensive, easy-to-read introduction to social welfare available, this new edition focuses on the crucial aspects and concerns of American society in a post 9/11 environment.

Social Welfare: Politics and Public Policy, Sixth Edition, addresses the current political aspects of policymaking and major social welfare programs, including public assistance, Social Security, disability, health insurance, and much more. The author also focuses on the effects such issues as racism, sexism, gay rights, and immigration have in the context of recent social welfare policies and programs. In addition, a wealth of updated instructor and student supplements give this text its celebrated advantage as a leader in the social welfare policy textbook market.

Features

  • Discussions of the current state and future of the family welfare (TANF) program (Ch. 6), as well as changes in the Food Stamp Program (Ch. 7) and the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program (Ch. 5), provide a panoramic view of public assistance policies in the United States today.
  • Focus on Social Security, particularly recommendations of the Social Security Advisory Board, and interests in privatization and other reform proposals, bring these issues home for students, especially in light of the responsibilities that younger generations will have for aging baby boomers in the decades ahead.
  • Illustrations (boxed inserts, examples, tables, charts) interspersed throughout the text highlight the chapter's key concepts.
  • Emphasis onthe uninsured, rising health care costs, changes to Medicare and Medicare, prescription drugs and re-importation, and issues such as futile care and physician-assisted suicide (Ch. 8) provides students with increased insight into the state of health care policy today.
  • Addresses issues of financing social welfare programs, including tax policy and federal budget deficits.
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