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American Social Welfare Policy: A Pluralist Approach, Brief Edition examines social welfare policy in the United States, and includes cutting-edge issues such as information on the 2008 presidential election, the economy, the housing bust, the passage of Proposition 8 in California, and much more.
Teaching & Learning Experience
- Improve Critical Thinking – Helps students sort out the major institutional actors within social welfare policy.
- Engage Students – Offers a user-friendly framework for policy analysis.
- Explore Current Issues –Information on Social Welfare Policy; the 2008 Election; Proposition 8; Economic issues.
- Apply CSWE Core Competencies – The text integrates the 2008 CSWE EPAS, with critical thinking questions and practice tests to assess student understanding and development of competency.
- Support Instructors – An Instructor’s Manual and Test Bank, Computerized Test Bank (MyTest), BlackBoard Test Item File, and PowerPoint presentations are included in the outstanding supplements package.
Table of Contents
IN THIS SECTION:
1.) BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS
2.) FULL TABLE OF CONTENTS
BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Chapter 1: Social Policy and the American Welfare State
Chapter 2: Social Welfare Policy Research: A Framework for Policy Analysis
Chapter 3: Religion and Social Welfare Policy
Chapter 4: Discrimination in American Society
Chapter 5: Poverty in America
Chapter 6: The Voluntary Sector Today
Chapter 7: Privatization and Human Service Corporations
Chapter 8: The Making of Governmental Policy
Chapter 9: Tax Policy and Income Distribution
Chapter 10: Social Insurance Programs
Chapter 11: Public Assistance Programs
Chapter 12: The American Health Care System
Chapter 13: Mental Health and Substance Abuse Policy
Chapter 14: Criminal Justice
Chapter 15: Child Welfare Policy
Chapter 16: Housing Policies
Chapter 17: The Politics of Food Policy and Rural Life
Chapter 18: The American Welfare State in International Perspective
FULL TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Chapter 1 Social Policy and the American Welfare State
Definitions of Social Welfare Policy
Social Problems and Social Welfare Policy
Values, Ideology, and Social Welfare Policy
The Political Economy of American Social Welfare
The U.S. Political Continuum
The Risk Shift
Chapter 2 Social Welfare Policy Research: A Framework for Policy Analysis
Problems That Necessitate the Policy
Researching and Analyzing Social Policies
Social Policy Research and the Internet
Chapter 3 Religion and Social Welfare Policy
Religious Antecedents of Welfare Statism
The Rise Of Social Work As A Profession
Chapter 4 Discrimination in American Society
The Minority Middle Class
Immigrants and Immigration
Women and Society
Gays and Lesbians: Two Populations at Risk
People with Disabilities
Legal Attempts to Remedy Discrimination
Chapter 5 Poverty in America
The Culture of Poverty
Who Makes Up the Poor?
Families and Poverty
The Rural Poor
Work and Poverty
Strategies Developed to Combat Poverty
America’s Fringe Economy
Chapter 6 The Voluntary Sector Today
Structural Interests within Social Welfare
The Forgotten Sector
Advancing Social Justice
Contemporary Nonprofit Human Service Organizations
The Future of the Voluntary Sector
Chapter 7 Privatization and Human Service Corporations
The Challenge of Privatization
Unions and the Private Sector
Corporate Social Responsibility
Corporate Influence on Social Welfare Policy
The Future of Corporate Involvement in Social Welfare
Human Service Corporations
Consolidation and Growth in Human Service Markets
Implications for Health and Human Service Professionals
Chapter 8 The Making of Governmental Policy
Technical Aspects of the Policy Process
A Critical Analysis of the Policy Process
The Policy Process
Social Work and Advocacy Organizations
Advocacy Organizations and the New Policy Institutes
Chapter 9 Tax Policy and Income Distribution
History of U.S. Tax Policy
Tax Policy and Special Interests
Federal Tax Policy
State Tax Policy and the Poor
The Efficiency of Tax Policy in Reducing Poverty
Tax Expenditures as Poverty Policy
The Anti-Tax Movement
Chapter 10 Social Insurance Programs
Definition of Social Insurance
The Background of Social Insurance
The Financial Organization of Social Insurance
Key Social Insurance Programs
The Social Security Dilemma
Chapter 11 Public Assistance Programs
Assumptions and Myths about Public Assistance
Aid to Families with Dependent Children
Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
Trends and Issues in Public Assistance
Conclusion: The Evolution of Public Assistance
Chapter 12 The American Health Care System
The Organization of Medical Services
Major Public Health Programs: Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP
The Health Care Crisis
Overview of U.S. Health Care Expenditures
U.S. Health Care in International Perspective
Explaining the High Cost of U.S. Health Care
Cutting Health Care Costs
Reforming U.S. Health Care
Comparative Analysis: Health Care in Canada, Britain and Australia
Chapter 13 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Policy
Mental Health Reform
The Community Mental Health Centers Acts
The Revolving Door
CMHCs under Siege
Mental Health Service Delivery
Parity for Mental Health Care
Issues in Mental Health Policy
Chapter 14 Criminal Justice
History of U.S. Criminal Justice
The Criminal Justice System
The War on Drugs
The Underclass and “Moral Poverty”
Legalization of Drugs
The “New Penology”
Chapter 15 Child Welfare Policy
History of U.S. Child Welfare Policy
Protective Services for Children
Foster Care for Children
Emerging Issues in Child Welfare
Chapter 16 Housing Policies
Overview of Housing Legislation
The Federal Government and Low-Income Housing Programs
Issues in Housing Policy
Chapter 17 The Politics of Food Policy and Rural Life
The Contradictions of American Food Policy
Hunger in the United States
Government Food Programs
Farming in the United States
Issues in Farming and Food Production
Chapter 18 The American Welfare State in International Perspective
Typologies of Welfare States
The Welfare State in Transition
Ranking National Development
The Human Development Index
The Fourth World
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