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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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Many texts on social policy treat social insurance, public assistance, and social
service programs descriptively; by so doing, they tend to obscure important
conflicts and issues. Other books treat these programs prescriptively; by so doing,
Multiple Sponsors. A bill that has several sponsors from the outset tends to look
more like a winner. Bills with only one sponsor, by contrast, are sometimes
assumed to be introduced just to please a constituent or do somebody a favor but
... is operating at unfair expense to members of certain racial and ethnic groups,
31 a growing concern as the country becomes more ethnically diverse. For
example, since African Americans have shorter life spans than whites, they tend ...
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