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The Crisis of Caregiving: Social Welfare Policy in the United States

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This book discusses the crisis of caregiving as it affects parents seeking to provide good care for their children and people who care for their aged or disabled relatives. Discussed are alternatives to the present welfare system, a description of the current safety net programs, and an analysis of the privatization of social services.

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This book discusses the crisis of caregiving as it affects parents seeking to provide good care for their children and people who care for their aged or disabled relatives. Discussed are alternatives to the present welfare system, a description of the current safety net programs, and an analysis of the privatization of social services.

About the Author

Betty Reid Mandell is Professor Emerita at Bridgewater State College. She has co-authored Introduction to Human Services: Policy and Practice, 7th ed., She has also published Welfare in America: Controlling the "Dangerous Classes," and Where Are the Children? A Class Analysis of Foster Care and Adoption. She is co-editor of New Politics. She has been a social worker in child welfare, mental health, and welfare agencies. She has been a welfare rights activist since the 1960s.

Table of Contents

Who Cares? The Crisis of Caregiving--Betty Reid Mandell * Womens Work, Mothers Poverty--Gwendolyn Mink * Paid Family and Medical Leave--Randy Albelda and Betty Reid Mandell * The Privatization of Care--Betty Reid Mandell * Shelters for the Homeless: A Feeble Response to Homelessness--Betty Reid Mandell * Foster Care--Betty Reid Mandell * Adoption--Betty Reid Mandell * The Punitive State--Marguerite Rosenthal * Alternatives to Welfare--Betty Reid Mandell * Appendix A: Current Safety Net Programs in the U.S.--Betty Reid Mandell * Appendix B: Advocacy organizations--Betty Reid Mandell

Product Details

ISBN:
9780230622616
Author:
Mandell, Betty Reid (edt)
Publisher:
Palgrave MacMillan
Editor:
Mandell, Betty Reid
Author:
Mandell, Betty Reid
Subject:
Social Work
Subject:
Social classes
Subject:
Regional Studies
Subject:
Work
Subject:
Public welfare -- United States.
Subject:
United States Social policy.
Subject:
Sociology | Social Work
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20100631
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes 1 pg illus
Pages:
278
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb

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