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.
Part 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.