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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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Of the 34.6 million people counted as poor by government definition in 2002,
approximately 15.6 million were white (not of Hispanic origin) while 8.6 million
were black.24 However, the likelihood of blacks experiencing poverty is more
... it is for blacks. Also of interest is that Hispanics, who have much higher poverty
rates and are far less likely to have health insurance than whites, have an infant
mortality rate of 5.4, essentially the same as the 5.7 rate for non-Hispanic whites.
Poverty and lower earnings also contribute to a less adequate lifestyle for many
Americans of Hispanic origin. About 18 percent of black and 11 percent of
Hispanic American families earn less than $10,000 annually, compared with 8
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