American Social Welfare Policy: A Pluralist Approach, 8 edition

American Social Welfare Policy: A Pluralist Approach, 8 edition
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    American Social Welfare Policy: A Pluralist Approach, 8 edition
  • Author:
    Howard Jacob Karger, David Stoesz
  • Edition:
    8 edition
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  • Data:
    December 2018
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  • Pages:
    445 pages
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Book Description
For courses in Social Welfare Policy. Note: This is the bound book only and does not include access to the Enhanced Pearson eText. To order the Enhanced Pearson eText packaged with a bound book, use ISBN 0134303199. Comprehensive, current coverage of the history, issues, and forces that shape American social welfare policy.American Social Welfare Policy, Eighth Edition cultivates an understanding of both national and international social welfare policy. Using a policy analysis framework, the authors give students the background needed to grasp the social, political, and economic forces that shape social welfare policy, analyze the major programs that make up the U.S. welfare state, and discuss basic social welfare concepts. Updated throughout, the Eighth Edition examines the dramatic domestic and international events occurring since the previous edition that have impacted social welfare policy worldwide. The Enhanced Pearson eText* is:Engaging. The new interactive, multimedia learning features were developed by the authors and other subject-matter experts to deepen and enrich the learning experience.Convenient. Enjoy instant online access from your computer or download the Pearson eText App to read on or offline on your iPad® and Android® tablet.**Affordable. Experience the advantages of the Enhanced Pearson eText along with all the benefits of print for 40% to 50% less than a print bound book.*The Enhanced eText features are only available in the Pearson eText format. They are not available in third-party eTexts or downloads.**The Pearson eText App is available on Google Play and in the App Store. It requires Android OS 3.1-4, a 7” or 10” tablet, or iPad iOS 5.0 or later.


Part 1 - American Social Welfare Policy
CHAPTER 1. Social Policy and the American Welfare State
CHAPTER 2. A Brief History of the American Social Welfare State
CHAPTER 3. Social Welfare Policy Research
CHAPTER 4. Discrimination in American Society
CHAPTER 5. Poverty in America

Part 2 - The Voluntary and For-Profit Social Sectors
CHAPTER 6. The Voluntary Sector Today
CHAPTER 7. Privatization and Human Service Corporations

Part 3 - The Government Sector
CHAPTER 8. The Making of Governmental Policy
CHAPTER 9. Tax Policy and Income Distribution
CHAPTER 10. Social Insurance Programs
CHAPTER 11. Public Assistance Programs
CHAPTER 12. The American Health Care System
CHAPTER 13. Mental Health and Substance Abuse Policy
CHAPTER 14. Criminal Justice
CHAPTER 15. Child Welfare Policy
CHAPTER 16. Housing Policies
CHAPTER 17. The Politics of Food Policy and Rural Life

Part 4 - The American Welfare State in Perspective
CHAPTER 18. The American Welfare State in International Perspective

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