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Oxford handbook of U.S. social policy

Author: Daniel Béland; Kimberly J Morgan; Christopher Howard
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2014.
Series: Oxford handbooks.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This handbook provides a survey of the American welfare state. It offers an historical overview of U.S. social policy from the colonial era to the present, a discussion of available theoretical perspectives on it, an analysis of social programmes, and on overview of the U.S. welfare state's consequences for poverty, inequality, and citizenship.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Handboeken (vorm)
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Oxford handbook of U.S. social policy
(DLC) 2014016381
(OCoLC)879329705
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Béland; Kimberly J Morgan; Christopher Howard
ISBN: 9780199838516 0199838518 9780199984954 0199984956
OCLC Number: 893909902
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Introduction --
The fragmented American welfare state : putting the pieces together --
Historical development --
Social provision before the twentieth century --
The progressive era --
The great depression and World War II --
From the fair deal to the great society --
The U.S. welfare state since 1970 --
A cross-national perspective on the American welfare state --
Theories --
Cultural influences on social policy development --
Political institutions and U.S. social policy --
Political parties and social policy --
Interest groups --
Constituencies and public opinion --
Race and ethnicity in U.S. social policy --
Gender --
Programs for the elderly --
Social security --
Private pensions --
Medicare --
Long term care for the elderly --
Programs for the poor and near-poor --
Medicaid --
Temporary assistance for needy families --
The politics of supporting low-wage workers and families --
Food assistance programs and food security --
Public housing and vouchers --
Programs for the disabled --
Social security disability insurance and supplemental security income --
Workers' compensation --
Programs for workers and families --
Unemployment insurance --
Care and work-family policies --
Home ownership policy --
Private health insurance : tax breaks, regulation, and politics --
Pension and he --
Social programs for soldiers and veterans --
Policy outcomes --
Poverty --
Inequality --
Citizenship.
Series Title: Oxford handbooks.
Responsibility: edited by Daniel Béland, Kimberly J. Morgan, and Christopher Howard.

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