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Social Welfare Policy Analysis and Choices.

Author: Hobart A Burch
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013.
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Social Welfare Policy Analysis and Choices gives you a thorough introduction to social welfare policy analysis. The knowledge you'll gain from its pages will enable you to understand and evaluate individual policy issues and choices by exploring the possible choices, the effects and implications of each alternative choice, and the factors that influence each choice. Social Welfare Policy Analysis and Choices  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Burch, Hobart A.
Social Welfare Policy Analysis and Choices.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Hobart A Burch
ISBN: 9781136382369 1136382364
OCLC Number: 827207088
Notes: Institutional or Residual?
Description: 1 online resource (380 pages)
Contents: Cover; Social Welfare Policy Analysis and Choices; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Preface; PART I: POLICY CHOICE AND INTERVENTION; Chapter 1. Social Welfare Policy: When and Where?; What Is Social Policy?; Three Policy Sectors; De Jure, De Facto, and Default Policy; Types of Benefits: Material, Therapeutic, or Opportunity; Forms of Delivery: In-Kind, Cash, or Voucher; The Scope of Social Policy; Chapter 2. Making Choices; Policy Analysis; Making Policy Choices; Intents; Effects; Chapter 3. Policy Interventions; No Hiding Place; Where to Intervene; When to Intervene. Degrees of InterventionChanging the System; Radical Change; Reform; Rules of the Game; Changing Agent Behavior; Supplementing the Hosts; Social Policy and the Courts; PART II: FOUNDATIONS FOR CHOICE: BELIEFS, VALUES, AND INTERESTS; Chapter 4. What's True? Facts and Beliefs; Being Logical; Scientific and Nonscientific Reasoning; Three Sources of "Facts"; Biases and Hermeneutics; Chapter 5. What's Right? Values and Interests; Values; Interests; Values and Interests Entwined; Ethics: Ends and Means; Ethics: Gray Areas; Chapter 6. The Human Condition: Jewels, Jacks, or Junk? What Is a Person Worth?Noble or Base?; Free Will or Determinism?; Human Nature and the Causes of Poverty; PART III: FUNDAMENTAL VALUE CHOICES; Chapter 7. Fairness: Equality, Equity, or Adequacy?; Distributive Justice: What Is Fair?; Equality; Equity; Adequacy; Multiple Tiers: Adequacy Plus Equity; Nonfairness Doctrines; Inequality and Redistribution; Chapter 8. Negative Freedom and Individualism; Four Kinds of "Liberal"; Negative Freedom; Limiting Freedom; Classical Individualism; Individualism and Trusteeship; Chapter 9. Positive Freedom and Fraternité; Positive Freedom; Procedural Justice. Affirmative ActionFraternité; Mixed Reality; Chapter 10. Economic Animals?; Economic Reductionism; Cost-Benefit Analysis; Alternatives: Cost Utility and Cost-Effectiveness; Putting a Price on Intangibles; Welfare Economics; The Protestant Work Ethic; Part of the Package; PART IV: ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL MARKET CHOICES; Chapter 11. The Economic Market; A Market Economy; Pros and Cons of the "Free" Economic Market; Traditional Economies; Command Economies; Mixed Economies; Chapter 12. The Social State; Introduction; Enhancement; Fiscal Interventions; Monetary Interventions; Supply-Side Economics. Limitations on All Supply-and-Demand StrategiesRegulation; Levels of Intervention; Chapter 13. The Social Market; Economic and Social Markets; Diswelfares and the Economic Market; Private Social Market Supplement: Charity; Public Social Market Supplement: The Welfare State; How Much Social Market Can We Afford?; Social Market Economic Effects; How Much Social Market Do We Choose to Afford?; Ideology and the Welfare State; PART V: HUMAN SERVICE DELIVERY CHOICES; Chapter 14. Benefits: Broad or Begrudged?; A Social Responsibility Hierarchy; Backward- or Forward-Looking?

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Social Welfare Policy Analysis and Choices gives you a thorough introduction to social welfare policy analysis. The knowledge you'll gain from its pages will enable you to understand and evaluate individual policy issues and choices by exploring the possible choices, the effects and implications of each alternative choice, and the factors that influence each choice. Social Welfare Policy Analysis and Choices provides frameworks for making basic social policy choices and applying them to specific instances. You'll find its depth of insight into the larger framework in w.

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