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Social Welfare: Politics and Public Policyis the most comprehensive and easy-to-understand introduction to the social welfare system and social welfare policy.
This is a leading text in social welfare policy in departments of social work, political science, administration and government, and is also used in some departments of sociology. DiNitto focuses on the political aspects of policymaking; she describes the major social welfare programs, including public assistance, Social Security, disability, health insurance, and more. She also addresses racism, sexism, gay rights, and immigration in the context of social welfare policies and programs.
Additionally, it includes new and updated information on welfare reform (TANF), food stamps, managed care, disability, aging, the latest figures on poverty, and the latest information on job training and employment.
A full range of supplements includes an Instructor's Manual/Test Bank and a Computerized Test Bank. Student supplements include an Online Study Guide.
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Unemployment compensation, also called unemployment insurance, is a social
insurance program also discussed in Chapter 4 of this book. Most workers have
this coverage and are able to use it if they are unemployed and cannot find work.
96 As Chapter 9 notes, only 3 percent of U.S. workers aged 16 and older earn the
federal minimum wage or less, but this amounts to more than 2 million individuals
and does not include the millions who earn only slightly more. At $5.15 an ...
An especially scathing critique of the social welfare policies of the 1960s and
1970s is that they spawned more poverty (also see Chapter 3). The federal
government was accused of creating additional misery through antipoverty
programs that ...
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