Social Welfare: Policy and Analysis / Edition 2by Andrew W. Dobelstein
Pub. Date: 04/28/1996
Intended for use by both social welfare students and public policy scholars, Social Wlefare: policy and Analysis gives a clear and understandable explanation of the methods and proccesses of policy analysis, then applies those methods to current American welfare proigrams. The description of welfare programs provides a basic introduction to the field and the explainations of how the programs have developefd make them more understandable to sical welfare students. The book examines more than thrity-five different programs, using three odels of policy analysis. Professor Dobelstein desrcibes what problems the policies were designed to solve and evaluates their effectivenesss through policy analysis.
Table of ContentsPart One: Theories and Methods of Policy Analysis. 1. Understanding Public Policy. 2. The Process of Policy-Making. 3. Policy-Making at the Local Level. 4. Methods of Policy Analysis. 4. Methods of Policy Analysis. 5. Information and Data Analysis. Part Two: Policy Analysis Applied. 6. Income Maintenance. 7. Health. 8. Housing. 9. Child Welfare. 10. Older Adults. 11. A Foundation for Public Policy Analysis and Choice.
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