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Dimensions of Social Welfare Policy

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Dimensions in Social Welfare Policy provides a comprehensive and widely-used  framework for analyzing social welfare policies.  

 

The text encourages readers to develop their own thoughts on social welfare policy and to explore policy alternatives. Theoretical points are illustrated with examples from a cross-section of program areas including income maintenance, child welfare, model cities, day care, community action, and mental health. The Seventh Edition continues to include a broad overview of the most recent policy trends in the advanced welfare states related to eligibility, finance, delivery, and benefit designs.

Synopsis:

Presents a comprehensive theoretical and conceptual framework for analyzing a wide range of social welfare policies. Social welfare policy theory and analysis. Social work and social welfare practitioners and students interested in enhancing their understanding and analysis of social welfare policy.

Synopsis:

Encouraging readers to develop their own thoughts on social welfare policy and to explore policy alternatives, Dimensions of Social Welfare provides a unique framework for analyzing soical welfare policies . The Seventh Edition continues to include a broad overview of the most recent policy trends in the advanced welfare states related to eligibility, finance, delivery, and benefit designs.

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Table of Contents

Preface    

  

1 The Field of Social Welfare Policy    

Institutional Perspectives on the Study of Social Welfare Policy    

Evolving Institutions and the Welfare State    

Analytic Perspectives on the Study of Social Welfare Policy    

Political Perspectives on the Study of Social Welfare Policy    

Individual and Community Approaches to Planning            

Why Policy Analysis Is Relevant to Social work Praactice    

Emerging Issues: Feminist Perspectives on Social Welfare    

Notes   

 

2 The Modern Welfare State    

The Evolving Welfare State    

Theories of Welfare Growth    

Is America Exceptional?    

Welfare Goals    

Welfare Scope    

Welfare Realms    

Emerging Issues: The New Social Accounting   

Notes    

  

3 A Framework for Social Welfare Policy Analysis    

Benefit Allocations in the Social Market and the Mixed Economy of Welfare    

Elements of an Analytic Framework: Dimensions of Choice    

An Example: The Transformation of Social Services    

Application of the Framework    

Distributive Justice in Public Assistance    

Individual and Collective Values in Public Assistance    

Theories, Assumptions, and Social Choice    

Emerging Issues: The Search for Equity    

Notes   

 

4 The Basis of Social Allocations    

Who Shall Benefit?    

Universality and Selectivity in Income Maintenance

A Negative Income Tax for Workers: The earned Income Tax Credit    

Child Support and Asset Building    

Social Effectiveness and Cost Effectiveness    

Another Perspective on Allocation: A Continuum of Choice    

Allocative Principles and Institutional-Residual Conceptions of Social Welfare    

Operationalizing the Allocative Principles    

Eligibility Versus Access    

Emerging Issues: Generational Equity    

Notes    

  

5 The Nature of Social Provision    

Basic Forms: Cash Versus In-Kind    

Alternative Forms: An Extension of Choice    

Vouchers: Balancing Social Control and Consumer Choice    

Substance of the Social Provision    

Social Provisions as Reflections of Policy Values    

Cash, Kind, and the Cycles of Public Assistance    

Emerging Issues: Choice for Whom?    

Notes    

  

6 The Design of the Delivery System    

Privatization and Commercialization in Service Delivery    

Promoting Coherence and Accessibility: Service Delivery Strategies    

Unsettled Questions    

Controlling Costs: Services Rationing and Managed Care

Emerging Issues: Culturally Competent Service Delivery

Notes   

 

  

7 The Mode of Finance: Sources of Funds    

Sources of Funds    

The Philanthropic Contribution    

Contributory Schemes and Fee Charging    

Public Financing: Not Entirely a Public Matter    

Emerging Issues: Financing Social Security    

Notes    

  

8 The Mode of Finance: Systems of Transfer    

Centralization, Decentralization, and Their Ideologies    

How the Money Flows    

How Transfers Are Conditioned    

Devolving Public Welfare    

Emerging Issues: Immigrants, Social Policy, and the States    

Notes   

  

9 Policy Dimensions: International Trends in the Twenty-First Century    

Pressures for Change    

Directions of Change    

Implications of Change    

Notes    

Index    

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780205625741
Publisher:
Pearson
Subject:
Public Policy - Social Services & Welfare
Author:
Gilbert, Neil
Author:
Terrell, Paul
Author:
Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Subject:
Services & Welfare
Subject:
Public welfare
Subject:
Social Policy
Subject:
Social choice
Subject:
Sociology-Children and Family
Subject:
Education-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Mysearchlab Series 15% Off
Publication Date:
February 2009
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
312
Dimensions:
9.16 x 7 x 0.49 in 449 gr

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Presents a comprehensive theoretical and conceptual framework for analyzing a wide range of social welfare policies. Social welfare policy theory and analysis. Social work and social welfare practitioners and students interested in enhancing their understanding and analysis of social welfare policy.

"Synopsis" by ,

Encouraging readers to develop their own thoughts on social welfare policy and to explore policy alternatives, Dimensions of Social Welfare provides a unique framework for analyzing soical welfare policies . The Seventh Edition continues to include a broad overview of the most recent policy trends in the advanced welfare states related to eligibility, finance, delivery, and benefit designs.

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