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Oxford Handbook of U.S. Social Policy

Oxford Handbook of U.S. Social Policy (Paperback)

Edited by Beland, Daniel
Edited by Howard, Christopher
Edited by Morgan, Kimberly J.

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The American welfare state has long been a source of political contention and academic debate. This Oxford Handbook pulls together much of our current knowledge about the origins, development, functions, and challenges of American social policy. After the Introduction, the first ...substantive part of the handbook offers an historical overview of U.S. social policy from the colonial era to the present. This is followed by a set of chapters on different theoretical perspectives available for understanding and explaining the development of U.S. social policy. The three following parts of the volume focus on concrete social programs for the elderly, the poor and near-poor, the disabled, and workers and families. Policy areas covered include health care, pensions, food assistance, housing, unemployment benefits, disability benefits, workers' compensation, family support, and programs for soldiers and veterans. The final part of the book focuses on some of the consequences of the U.S. welfare state for poverty, inequality, and citizenship. Many of the chapters comprising this handbook emphasize the disjointed patterns of policy making inherent to U.S. policymaking and the public-private mix of social provision in which the government helps certain groups of citizens directly (e.g., social insurance) or indirectly (e.g., tax expenditures, regulations). The contributing authors are experts from political science, sociology, history, economics, and other social sciences.
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ISBN 9780190699055
Released NZ 15 May 2018
Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
Format Paperback
Series Oxford Handbooks
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ISBN-13 9780190699055
Stock Available
Status Indent title (sourced internationally), usually ships 4-6 weeks post release/order
Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
Imprint Oxford University Press Inc
Released 15 May 2018
Publication Country United States United States
Format Paperback
Author(s) Edited by Beland, Daniel
Edited by Howard, Christopher
Edited by Morgan, Kimberly J.
Series Oxford Handbooks
Category Social Issues
Social Welfare & Social Services
Political Science & Theory
Comparative Politics
Finance: Pensions
Number of Pages 688
Dimensions Width: 164mm
Height: 241mm
Spine: 45mm
Dewey Code 361.610973
Weight 950g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Public welfare - United States, United States - Social policy, United States - Social conditions
NBS Text Political Science & Theory
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly

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