The Resource Social policy in the United States : future possibilities in historical perspective, Theda Skocpol

Social policy in the United States : future possibilities in historical perspective, Theda Skocpol

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Social policy in the United States : future possibilities in historical perspective
Title
Social policy in the United States
Title remainder
future possibilities in historical perspective
Statement of responsibility
Theda Skocpol
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Reforming health care, revamping the welfare system, preserving or cutting Social Security, creating employment programs for displaced employees, and revising U.S. social programs to help working parents with children - all of these endeavors and more are part of ongoing national debates about the future of social policy in the United States. In this wide-ranging collection of essays, renowned social scientist Theda Skocpol shows how historical understanding, centered on U.S. governmental institutions and shifting political alliances, can illuminate the limits and possibilities of American social policymaking both past and present
  • Readers will be surprised at many of the findings and arguments of this volume. Skocpol dispels the myth that Americans are inherently hostile to governmental social spending. When universal social programs jointly benefit the middle class and the poor, she shows, Americans since the nineteenth century have been willing to pay taxes for them and happy to partake of the security they provide. Insights from the past also illuminate why ideological attacks against "bureaucratic meddling" by the federal government repeatedly prove so potent in U.S. politics. Skocpol suggests why President Clinton's proposals for comprehensive health care reforms were so quickly attacked, even though Americans agree that the health financing system is in crisis and support universal insurance coverage
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Skocpol, Theda
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HN57
LC item number
.S525 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • United States
  • United States
  • États-Unis
  • Etats-Unis
  • USA
  • Welfare state
  • Social policy
  • Welfare state
  • Sociale politiek
  • Aide sociale
  • Sécurité sociale
  • État providence
  • Sozialpolitik
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Social policy in the United States : future possibilities in historical perspective, Theda Skocpol
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
American social policies: future possibilities in historical perspective -- State formation and social policy in the United States -- America's first social security system: the expansion of benefits for Civil War veterans -- Gender and the origins of modern social policies in Britain and the United States (with Gretchen Ritter) -- The road to social security (with G. John Ikenberry) -- Redefining the New Deal: World War II and the development of social provision in the United States (with Edwin Amenta) -- The limits of the New Deal system and the roots of contemporary welfare dilemmas -- "Brother, can you spare a job?" Work and welfare in the United States -- Targeting within universalism: politically viable policies to combat poverty in the United States -- Is the time finally ripe? Health insurance reforms in the 1990s -- From social security to health security? -- Remaking U.S. social policies for the 21st century
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
326 pages
Isbn
9780691037868
Lccn
94013215
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)30702056
  • (OCoLC)ocm30702056
Label
Social policy in the United States : future possibilities in historical perspective, Theda Skocpol
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
American social policies: future possibilities in historical perspective -- State formation and social policy in the United States -- America's first social security system: the expansion of benefits for Civil War veterans -- Gender and the origins of modern social policies in Britain and the United States (with Gretchen Ritter) -- The road to social security (with G. John Ikenberry) -- Redefining the New Deal: World War II and the development of social provision in the United States (with Edwin Amenta) -- The limits of the New Deal system and the roots of contemporary welfare dilemmas -- "Brother, can you spare a job?" Work and welfare in the United States -- Targeting within universalism: politically viable policies to combat poverty in the United States -- Is the time finally ripe? Health insurance reforms in the 1990s -- From social security to health security? -- Remaking U.S. social policies for the 21st century
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
326 pages
Isbn
9780691037868
Lccn
94013215
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)30702056
  • (OCoLC)ocm30702056

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