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Social policy in the United States : future possibilities in historical perspective

Author: Theda Skocpol
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1995.
Series: Princeton studies in American politics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Reforming health care, revamping the welfare system, preserving or cutting Social Security, creating employment programs for displaced employees, and revising U.S. social programs to help working parents with children - all of these endeavors and more are part of ongoing national debates about the future of social policy in the United States. In this wide-ranging collection of essays, renowned social scientist Theda
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Theda Skocpol
ISBN: 0691037868 9780691037868 069103785X 9780691037851
OCLC Number: 30702056
Description: 326 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: American social policies: future possibilities in historical perspective --
State formation and social policy in the United States --
America's first social security system: the expansion of benefits for Civil War veterans --
Gender and the origins of modern social policies in Britain and the United States (with Gretchen Ritter) --
The road to social security (with G. John Ikenberry) --
Redefining the New Deal: World War II and the development of social provision in the United States (with Edwin Amenta) --
The limits of the New Deal system and the roots of contemporary welfare dilemmas --
"Brother, can you spare a job?" Work and welfare in the United States --
Targeting within universalism: politically viable policies to combat poverty in the United States --
Is the time finally ripe? Health insurance reforms in the 1990s --
From social security to health security? --
Remaking U.S. social policies for the 21st century.
Series Title: Princeton studies in American politics.
Responsibility: Theda Skocpol.
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This study describes how an historical understanding of US government institutions and shifting political alliances can illuminate the limits and possibilities of American social policies, such as  Read more...

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"An important, provocative, and often persuasive argument."--"Choice"

 
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