Social Welfare: Politics and Public Policy : with Research Navigator
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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Personnel were young, middle-class, inexperienced, and idealistic, and there
was a high turnover among administrators. Aside from Head Start, there were no
clear-cut program direction for most community action agencies. Many of the poor
Social services are provided by five types of organizations: (1) public agencies, (
2) private not-for-profit corporations, (3) private for-profit corporations, (4) self-
help groups, and (5) religious organizations. Services such as day care may be ...
Actually, family and friends provide most help the elderly receive — about 82
percent of it.118 But when families and friends cannot meet all these needs, local
agencies try to respond. At the local level there are about 612 Area Agencies on
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