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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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The real problems in social welfare are not problems of organization,
administration, or service delivery. Rather, they involve political conflicts over the
nature and causes of poverty and inequality, the role of government in society,
the burdens ...
This definition of the problem minimizes the need for public welfare programs
and encourages policymakers to limit the number and size of these programs.
Political conflict over poverty, then, begins with contending definitions of the
The problems that led families to welfare remain as barriers to work for TANF
recipients. Healthcare problems; lack of education and skills; mental illness,
substance abuse, and other disabilities; and child care and transportation
problems are ...
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