The Politics of Social Policy in the United States / Edition 1

The Politics of Social Policy in the United States / Edition 1

by Margaret Weir
     
 

ISBN-10: 0691028419

ISBN-13: 9780691028415

Pub. Date: 05/01/1988

Publisher: Princeton University Press

This volume places the welfare debates of the 1980s in the context of past patterns of U.S. policy, such as the Social Security Act of 1935, the failure of efforts in the 1940s to extend national social benefits and economic planning, and the backlashes against "big government" that followed reforms of the 1960s and early 1970s. Historical analysis reveals that

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This volume places the welfare debates of the 1980s in the context of past patterns of U.S. policy, such as the Social Security Act of 1935, the failure of efforts in the 1940s to extend national social benefits and economic planning, and the backlashes against "big government" that followed reforms of the 1960s and early 1970s. Historical analysis reveals that certain social policies have flourished in the United States: those that have appealed simultaneously to middle-class and lower-income people, while not involving direct bureaucratic interventions into local communities. The editors suggest how new family and employment policies, devised along these lines, might revitalize broad political coalitions and further basic national values.

The contributors are Edwin Amenta, Robert Aponte, Mary Jo Bane, Kenneth Finegold, John Myles, Kathryn Neckerman, Gary Orfield, Ann Shola Orloff, Jill Quadagno, Theda Skocpol, Helene Slessarev, Beth Stevens, Margaret Weir, and William Julius Wilson.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691028415
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
05/01/1988
Series:
Studies from the Project on the Federal Social Role Series
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
6.09(w) x 9.24(h) x 1.24(d)

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