Social Welfare: A History of the American Response to Need / Edition 4

Social Welfare: A History of the American Response to Need / Edition 4

by June Axinn, Herman Levin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0801317002

ISBN-13: 9780801317002

Pub. Date: 11/28/1996

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

Social Welfare: A History of the American Response to Need

Seventh Edition

June Axinn

Professor Emeritus, University of Pennsylvania

Mark J. Stern

University of Pennsylvania

Basic Approach:

Social Welfare, Seventh Edition, describes and analyzes the ideas that have shaped the history of social welfare–from the Colonial Period to the

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Social Welfare: A History of the American Response to Need

Seventh Edition

June Axinn

Professor Emeritus, University of Pennsylvania

Mark J. Stern

University of Pennsylvania

Basic Approach:

Social Welfare, Seventh Edition, describes and analyzes the ideas that have shaped the history of social welfare–from the Colonial Period to the present day. It offers a comprehensive examination of the history of social welfare that explores the ideas and the economic and political forces that have shaped policy development, providing students with a foundation for understanding current policies.

Features:

  • New! The period from 1992—2006 (Chapter 9) looks at the main thrusts of social welfare policy emphasized by the Republican majority in Congress and examines their impact on the poor and the oppressed in the United States.
  • Chapter 9 includes updated material on Medicare prescription drug legislation, welfare reform, Hurricane Katrina, and social security privatization.
  • Expanded sections cover the historical development of institutions and the de-institutionalization movement.
  • Revised discussion of the War on Poverty takes recent scholarship into consideration.
  • Expanded discussions of trends in the justice system address the immigration debate and the issue of homosexuality and the law.
  • New Discussion Questions for each chapter help engage students in the role of history in contemporary policy debates.

What the reviewers are saying…

“I really enjoy Social Welfare: A History of the American Response to Need and find that each time I read it in order to prepare for class, I pick up a few new interesting facts.”

Michael Wolf-Branigin, George Mason University

“I think [Social Welfare] is still the best overall text for BSW or MSW students in courses that emphasize the history of social welfare. It is well-organized, researched and written. It has a clear theme that is maintained throughout the book. It reflects the disciplinary strengths of the authors (economics and history) and it uses primary source documents effectively.” Michael Reisch, University of Michigan

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801317002
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date:
11/28/1996
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.58(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1Introduction1
2The Colonial Period: 1647-177613
3The Pre-Civil War Period: 1777-186035
4The Civil War and After: 1860-190081
5Progress and Reform: 1900-1930123
6The Depression and the New Deal: 1930-1940168
7War and Prosperity: 1940-1970220
8Economic and Social Stagnation: 1970-1990268
9A Turn to the Right: The 1990s305
Index335

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