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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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Social welfare is clearly the major function and major expenditure of the federal
government.b Figure 2.1 shows the changing trends in spending for social
welfare and defense. Note ILLUSTRATION 2.1 that defense spending jumped up
at the ...
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 1998, total welfare spending dropped again to
108 Cuts in child care spending have been linked to the downturn in the
economy and subsequent state budget crises. From 1996 to 2000, the number of
children receiving child care subsidies more than doubled. Even so, when child
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