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This is a leading text in social welfare policy in departments of social work, political science, administration and government; it is also used in some sociology departments. Originally written with Thomas Dye, subsequent editions by Diana DiNitto have been acknowledged as the most comprehensive orientation to social welfare available. DiNitto focuses on the political aspects of policymaking; she describes the major social welfare programs, including public assistance, Social Security, disability, health insurance, and more. She also addresses racism, sexism, gay rights, and immigration in the context of social welfare policies and programs. This new edition includes new and updated information on welfare reform (TANF), food stamps, managed care, disability, aging, the change from a budget deficit to a budget surplus, the latest figures on poverty, and the latest information on job training and employment. A full range of supplements includes an Instructor's Manual/Test Bank and a Computerized Test Bank. Student supplements include an Online Study Guide.
Table of Contents
Politics, Rationalism, and Social Welfare
Politics and Social Welfare Policy
Scope of Social Welfare Policy
Social Welfare Policy: A Rational Approach
Social Welfare Policy: A Political Approach
Illustration 1-1. Special Tips for the Legislative Process
The Policymaking Process
The Mass Media
The American Public and Social Welfare
America's Capacity for Giving
Political Ideology and Social Welfare
Illustration 1-2. We Can Take Care of Our Own ... Or Can We?