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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families with an able-bodied father residing at home were not eligible for benefits.
In some cases, unemployed fathers qualified for other assistance—
unemployment compensation, workers' compensation, Social Security Disability
... for which they are eligible, such as food stamps and Medicaid ♢ Whether
eligibility criteria for receiving foods stamps should be relaxed, and procedures
for delivering benefits be altered to ensure that those who are eligible receive
Participation for other subgroups varies substantially; although 72 percent of
eligible children were enrolled, only 31 percent of eligible elderly individuals
participated. About 91 percent of individuals in eligible single-parent households
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