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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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In order to continue receiving federal funds, states had to replace AFDC with
TANF by July 1, 1997. Federally recognized Native American tribes may operate
their own TANF programs. Each state has almost free rein in defining those
How Have States Spent Their TANF Funds? Total AFDC spending (state and
federal) peaked in 1995 at $30.1 billion, and then began to decline under TANF.
A sharp drop in spending occurred in 1997 with the start of welfare reform. In
portions of nonassistance funds (80 percent in 1997 and 45 percent in 2002) on "
other" supports (unfortunately, we know little about how these large amounts of
funds were used). 106 The distinction between "assistance" and "nonassistance"
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