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Social Policy in the United States : Future Possibilities in Historical Perspective.

Author: Theda Skocpol; Ira Katznelson; Martin Shefter
Publisher: New Jersey : Princeton University Press, 1996.
Series: Princeton studies in American politics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Health care, Social Security, employment programs - are part of ongoing national debates about the future of social policy in the United States. This collection of essays shows how historical  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Theda Skocpol; Ira Katznelson; Martin Shefter
ISBN: 069103785X 9780691037851
OCLC Number: 60183954
Notes: Readership level: Undergraduate; Postgraduate; Research/professional.
Publication date: 14/03/1996.
Description: 336 pages : 3 figures, 2 tables.
Contents: AcknowledgmentsIntroduction: American Social Policies: Future Possibilities in Historical Perspective3Ch. 1State Formation and Social Policy in the United States11Ch. 2America's First Social Security System: The Expansion of Benefits for Civil War Veterans37Ch. 3Gender and the Origins of Modern Social Policies in Britain and the United States72Ch. 4The Road to Social Security136Ch. 5Redefining the New Deal: World War II and the Development of Social Provision in the United States167Ch. 6The Limits of the New Deal System and the Roots of Contemporary Welfare Dilemmas209Ch. 7"Brother Can You Spare a Job?" Work and Welfare in the United States228Ch. 8Targeting within Universalism: Politically Viable Policies to Combat Poverty in the United States250Ch. 9Is the Time Finally Ripe? Health Insurance Reforms in the 1990s275Ch. 10From Social Security to Health Security?293Conclusion: Remaking U.S. Social Policies for the 21st Century297Index313
Series Title: Princeton studies in American politics.

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