Social Policy in the United States: Future Possibilities in Historical Perspective by Theda Skocpol | 9780691037851 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Social Policy in the United States: Future Possibilities in Historical Perspective

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

by Theda Skocpol
     
 

ISBN-10: 069103785X

ISBN-13: 9780691037851

Pub. Date: 12/22/1995

Publisher: Princeton University Press

Health care, welfare, Social Security, employment programs—all are part of ongoing national debates about the future of social policy in the United States. In this wide-ranging collection of essays, Theda Skocpol shows how historical understanding, centered on governmental institutions and political alliances, can illuminate the limits and possibilities of

Overview

Health care, welfare, Social Security, employment programs—all are part of ongoing national debates about the future of social policy in the United States. In this wide-ranging collection of essays, Theda Skocpol shows how historical understanding, centered on governmental institutions and political alliances, can illuminate the limits and possibilities of American social policymaking both past and present. Skocpol dispels the myth that Americans are inherently hostile to social spending and suggests why President Clinton's health care agenda was so quickly attacked despite the support of most Americans for his goals.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691037851
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
12/22/1995
Series:
Princeton Studies in American Politics: Historical, International, and Comparative Perspectives Series
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.09(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.86(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: American Social Policies: Future Possibilities in Historical Perspective3
Ch. 1State Formation and Social Policy in the United States11
Ch. 2America's First Social Security System: The Expansion of Benefits for Civil War Veterans37
Ch. 3Gender and the Origins of Modern Social Policies in Britain and the United States72
Ch. 4The Road to Social Security136
Ch. 5Redefining the New Deal: World War II and the Development of Social Provision in the United States167
Ch. 6The Limits of the New Deal System and the Roots of Contemporary Welfare Dilemmas209
Ch. 7"Brother Can You Spare a Job?" Work and Welfare in the United States228
Ch. 8Targeting within Universalism: Politically Viable Policies to Combat Poverty in the United States250
Ch. 9Is the Time Finally Ripe? Health Insurance Reforms in the 1990s275
Ch. 10From Social Security to Health Security?293
Conclusion: Remaking U.S. Social Policies for the 21st Century297
Index313

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