Social Security: A Documentary History / Edition 1

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Gr 10 Up -This thorough history will be a goldmine for students doing reports and looking for original documents, and may well be the most useful one-volume reference on Social Security for adult readers, too. There are 30 pages of introductory history, covering from 1935 through 2006. The rest of the book is original documents-171 in all-on 9 general topics: creating Social Security, political struggles, extending benefits, indexing benefits to the rate of inflation, benefits in the 1980s, and controversies over financing (4 long chapters cover the troublesome periods 1935-1939, 1973-1977, 1983, and 1983-2006). Documents include presidential statements, interviews, acts of Congress, Congressional reports, letters, and studies. A list of legislation affecting the program and Medicare is included in the appendix, as are statistics on the number of participants, monies expended, etc. There is much up-to-date information here, including original documents on the privatization wars of the George W. Bush administration. A valuable resource.-Linda Beck, Indian Valley Public Library, Telford, PA

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780872895027
  • Publisher: Congressional Quarterly, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/11/2007
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 512
  • Product dimensions: 7.26 (w) x 10.34 (h) x 1.44 (d)

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