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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

Overview

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

1. Introduction

DOCUMENT Introduction

An Act for the Relief of the Poor, 43 Elizabeth, 1601

2. The Colonial Period: 1647—1776

The Poor Laws in the Colonies

Conquest, Expansion, and Population Growth: Native Americans,

Immigration, and Slavery

Challenge to the Poor Laws

Veterans: A Special Class

DOCUMENTS The Colonial Period

An Act of Supplement to the Acts Referring to the Poor,

Massachusetts Bay, 1692

The Binding of Moses Love, 1747

3. The Pre-Civil War Period: 1777—1860

Labor and Economic Security

The Reform Movements

Institutions, Almshouses, and Paupers

Child Saving

Retreat from the Almshouse

DOCUMENTS The Pre-Civil War Period

First Annual Report, Society for the Prevention of Pauperism

in the City of New York, 1818

Constitution and By-Laws, Female Orphan Asylum of Portland,

Maine, 1828

President Franklin Pierce, Veto Message, Ten-Million Acre Bill, 1854

4. The Civil War and After: 1860—1900

Population Changes

Naturalization and Citizenship

Regional Shifts

The Welfare of Soldiers and Veterans

Social Welfare: The Rural South

Social Welfare: Urban Problems

The Charity Organization Movement

The Social Welfare of Women

A New View of Child Welfare

The Aging: The Group That Was Left Behind

The Settlement House Movement

Conclusion

DOCUMENTS The Civil War and After

State of New York, Act to Provide for the Relief of Indigent Soldiers,

Sailors, and Marines and the Families of Deceased Military Personnel,

1887

Mrs. Charles Russell Lowell, &'grave;The Economic and Moral Effects of Public

Outdoor Relief,'' Proceedings, NCCC, 1890

An Act to Prohibit the Coming of Chinese Laborers to the United States,

September 13, 1888

An Act, A Supplement, October 1, 1888

5. Progress and Reform: 1900—1930

Poverty and the Working Class

Coalitions for Reform

Social Reform: Working Conditions

Social Reform: Women, Work, and Suffrage

Social Reform: Income Security

Social Reform: Family Welfare

Social Work and the Black Population

The End of Reform

The Social Welfare of Veterans

The Professionalization of Social Work

DOCUMENTS Progress and Reform

Florence Kelley, &'grave;The Family and the Woman's Wage,''

Proceedings, NCCC, 1909

Funds to Parents Act, Illinois, 1911

Frederic Almy et al., &'grave;Public Pensions to Widows,'' Proceedings,

NCCC, 1912

6. The Depression and the New Deal: 1930—1940

The Hoover Response to Crisis

FDR and the New Deal

Labor and Social Welfare

Veterans and the Bonus

Public Money for Relief

Federal Emergency Relief Administration

The Social Security Act

Social Insurance

Public Assistance

Family Life and Social Workers

New Alignments in Social Welfare

Conclusion

DOCUMENTS The Depression and the New Deal

Federal Emergency Relief Administration, Monthly Report, Rules

and Regulation, 1933

Social Security Act, 1935

7. War and Prosperity: 1940—1968

Population Shifts

Technology, Productivity, and Economic Insecurity

World War II

Wartime Economic and Social Advances

Veterans and the GI Bill

Postwar Optimism

The Attack on Public Welfare

Poverty and the Reform of Welfare

The War on Poverty

Expanded Benefits for the Aging

Reform of Welfare: 1967

Civil Rights and Juvenile Justice

DOCUMENTS War and Prosperity

President John F. Kennedy, Message on Public Welfare, 1962

Economic Opportunity Act, 1964

U.S. Supreme Court, In re Gault, 1967

8. Conservative Resurgence and Social Change, 1968—1992

Changing Employment Patterns

The Changing Family

Poverty and Income Distribution

The Battle over &'grave;Rights''

Expenditures for Social Welfare

New Approaches to Income Security

Welfare Reform

The Aging

The Unemployed

Women

Veterans

DOCUMENTS Conservative Resurgence and Social Change

President Richard M. Nixon, Message on Reform in Welfare, 1969

Standard of Review for Termination of Disability Benefits, 1984

9. Social Welfare and the Information Society: 1992—2007

The Economy: Productivity, Growth, and Employment

The Rich and the Poor

Poverty

Changes in Family Composition

The Family and Medical Leave Act: One Response to Changes

in Family Structure

Population Shifts

Health Programs

The Problems

The Failure of Comprehensive Reform

Addressing Poverty and Dependency: The Scope of Welfare Reform

The Changing Dynamics of the Welfare Debate

The New Consensus over Welfare Reform

The Impact of Welfare Reform

Welfare Reform and &'grave;Immigration Control''

The Return to Voluntarism and the Rise of Privatization

The Continuing Civil Rights Battle

Education

Affirmative Action in the Marketplace

Abortion and the Right to Privacy

The Great Lockup

Conclusion

DOCUMENTS Social Welfare and the Information Society

Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996

State of California, Proposition 187, Illegal Aliens–Public Services,

Verification and Reporting, 1994

Supreme Court, Lawrence v. Texas, 2003

Index

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