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Cohen, Wilbur J. (Wilbur Joseph) 1913-1987

Overview
Works: 184 works in 301 publications in 1 language and 7,125 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Interviewee, Editor, Collaborator
Classifications: HD7125, 368.4400973
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Unemployment insurance in the United States the first half century by Saul J Blaustein ( )
7 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and held by 1,421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This 10-chapter book covers the history of unemployment insurance (UI) in the United States from its beginning in the 1930's to the present and describes how the program evolved in response to various economic and other factors and to the controversies that emerged in the process. Chapter 1 provides background on trends in the extent, duration, and nature of unemployment as well as employment and labor force trends. Chapter 2 explores each broad objective generally indicated for UI for its significance. Chapter 3 shows that unemployment is an insurable risk and discusses features that make the program "social insurance." Chapter 4 summarizes foreign experience with UI. Chapter 5 reviews voluntary UI programs and traces the history of legislative activity prior to passage of the Social Security Act in 1935. Chapter 6 highlights Congressional considerations of UI proposals and changes made as those proposals were fashioned into law. Chapter 7 focuses on passage of state UI legislation, early experience under state laws, and reconversion of the economy after World War II. Chapter 8 describes management of federal responsibilities for UI and reviews federal legislation for 1947-69. Chapter 9 summarizes principal changes produced by federal legislation enacted after 1969 as they affected major aspects of the UI program. Chapter 10 reviews patterns and trends of state statutory provisions since 1948. An epilogue summarizes the temporary emergency program of 1991 and other legislative changes of importance adopted in the early 1990s. A list of 152 references and an index are provided. (YLB)
Demographic dynamics in America by Wilbur J Cohen ( Book )
8 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Social security : programs, problems, and policies : selected readings by William Haber ( Book )
14 editions published between 1960 and 1961 in English and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Social security: universal or selective? by Wilbur J Cohen ( Book )
8 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Readings in social security by William Haber ( Book )
12 editions published between 1948 and 1949 in English and Undetermined and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mr. Social Security : the life of Wilbur J. Cohen by Edward D Berkowitz ( Book )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
JFK tagged him "Mr. Social Security." LBJ praised him as the "planner, architect, builder and repairman on every major piece of social legislation [since 1935]." The New York Times called him "one of the country's foremost technicians in public welfare." Time portrayed him as a man of "boundless energy, infectious enthusiasm, and a drive for action." His name was Wilbur Cohen. For half a century from the New Deal through the Great Society, Cohen (1913-1987) was one of the key players in the creation and expansion of the American welfare state. From the Social Security Act of 1935 through the establishment of disability insurance in 1956 and the creation of Medicare in 1965, he was a leading articulator and advocate of an expanding Social Security system. He played that role so well that he prompted Senator Paul Douglas's wry comment that "an expert on Social Security is a person who knows Wilbur Cohen's telephone number." The son of Jewish immigrants, Cohen left his Milwaukee home in the early 1930s to attend the University of Wisconsin and never looked back. Filled with a great thirst for knowledge and wider horizons, he followed his mentors Edwin Witte and Arthur Altmeyer to Washington, D.C., and began a career that would eventually land him a top position in LBJ's cabinet as Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare. Variously described as a practical visionary, an action intellectual, a consummate bureaucrat and a relentless incrementalist, Cohen was a master behind-the-scenes player who turned legislative compromise into an art form. He inhabited a world in which the passage of legislation was the ultimate reward. Driven by his progressive vision, he time and again persuaded legislators on both sides of the aisle to introduce and support expansive social programs. Like a shuttle in a loom he moved invisibly back and forth, back and forth, until the finely woven legislative cloth emerged before the public's eye
Towards freedom from want by Sar A Levitan ( Book )
5 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Retirement policies under social security : a legislative history of retirement ages, the retirement test, and disability benefits by Wilbur J Cohen ( Book )
10 editions published in 1957 in English and Undetermined and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Legacies of social change 100 years of professional social work in the U.S. ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A two-part documentary surveying the birth and growth of social work in the United States. Many of social work's early and recent leaders are featured including Jane Addams, Mary Richmond, E. Franklin Frazier, Harry Hopkins, Frances Perkins, Jane Hoey, Whitney Young, Ana Dumois and Del Anderson. Together the stories tell of the values and forces that gave rise to the profession in public and private sectors and individually recount the struggles and achievements of each leader to carry out social work's mission
The New Deal, fifty years after : a historical assessment ( Book )
2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Roosevelt New Deal : a program assessment fifty years after ( Book )
2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Report of the Committee on Economic Security of 1935, and other basic documents relating to the development of the Social Security Act by United States ( Book )
3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
War and post-war social security by Wilbur J Cohen ( Book )
5 editions published in 1942 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Womanpower policies for the 1970's; [an address] by Wilbur J Cohen ( Book )
7 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
" ... a condensed transcript of the seminar held in Washington, D.C., April 13, 1967."
Welfare reform: why? ( Book )
1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Unemployment insurance and agricultural labor in Great Britain by Wilbur J Cohen ( Book )
4 editions published in 1940 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The prevention and reduction of dependency; a report of a two year demonstration and research project among direct relief recipients in Washtenaw County, Michigan by Wilbur J Cohen ( Book )
3 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Cohen, Wilbur, 1913-1987
Cohen, Wilbur J.
Cohen, Wilbur Joseph, 1913-
Cohen, Wilbur Joseph, 1913-1987
Languages
English (126)