America's Welfare State: From Roosevelt to Reagan

America's Welfare State: From Roosevelt to Reagan

by Edward D. Berkowitz

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Social welfare policy in the United States has gone from controversy in the 1930s, to consensus at mid-century, and back to controversy and confusion in the late twentieth century. In America's Welfare State, Edward Berkowitz offers a concise and informative historical overview of this costly and often frustrating area of domestic policy.

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ISBN-13: 9780801841286
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 03/01/1991
Series: The American Moment
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.55(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

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Theda Skocpol

Astute historian that he is, Edward Berkowitz has written an informative and provocative account of U.S. social policymaking since the 1930s. He convincingly highlights gaps between expectations and outcomes, tracing the roots of America's recurrent 'welfare crises.' This book is bound to interest scholars and policy experts alike.

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