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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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(PSID), which has tracked nearly 8,000 U.S. families since 1968.25 Two analyses
of PSID data indicate that about 2.6 percent of the total population will be poor for
at least eight out of ten years.26 There is some consolation in the fact that the ...
of labor.41 In fact, a substantial number of poor people work (in 2002, more than
one- third of people in poverty worked full or part time),42 but obviously they do
not make enough to escape poverty and hardship. Gans's implication is that ...
To remedy this type of severe or persistent poverty, recommendations are that
multiple approaches be used; for example, that job training, relocation, and other
types of services be coupled with efforts to bring the poor in touch with
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