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Social Welfare: A History of the American Response to Need
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Social Welfare: A History of the American Response to Need, with Enhanced Pearson eText -- Access Card Package
Extensive coverage ofpoverty, inequality, race, and gender issues—topics important to today's social work students.
Themost current research on the economy available, including government response to need.
The use of primary source documents to help students get a clearer picture of historical periods.
Assessment of the strength and weaknesses of health care legislation.
UPDATED: A thoroughly revised chapter structure. Each chapter is organized around three elements: changes in the social and economic conditions of the period, innovations in social welfare, and the role of social movements.
UPDATED: Revised and expanded introduction and historical chapters, including new sections on:
The history of relationships between American Indians and Europeans during the Colonial era and the treatment and status of Native Americans.
The impact of immigration on the nation’s demography and the debate over immigration policy.
Expanded discussions of social movements throughout American history and their impact of social welfare.
An analysis of the impact of the recession of 2007—2009–the worst in the past 60 years.
The implementation of the Affordable Care Act passed by Congress in 2010.
UPDATED: A revised chapter on Social Welfare and the Information Society (Ch. 9). Updated to cover the period from 1992 to 2016, it examines how the administrations of Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama have influenced social welfare policy.
NEW: New discussion of the effects of the drive to further reduce federal spending for public programs in recent years.
NEW: New coverage of efforts to turn control and responsibility for social welfare over to the states and the private sector.
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