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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to 9 percent; poverty remained at 9 percent even after factoring in tax benefits
and deductions.23 In 2002, the poverty gap for older people was $89.7 billion
before any of these transfers and $7 billion after, a reduction of 92.2 percent!
In 37 percent of TANF cases, payments go only to children and no adult. This
may be because the adult is receiving another type of assistance or because the
child is being cared for by a relative or other adult who does not qualify for TANF.
In 2001 : ♢ Half (51 percent) of participants were children. ♢ 10 percent were age
60 or older. ♢ 28 percent were working women and 12 percent working men. ♢
The average food stamp household had two or three members; households with
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Two Government and Social Welfare
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