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Title The Politics of social policy in the United States / edited by Margaret Weir, Ann Shola Orloff, and Theda Skocpol.

Publication Info. Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [1988]


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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  361.61 P769P    Check Shelf
Description xiii, 465 pages ; 24 cm.
Series Studies from the Project on the Federal Social Role
Studies from the Project on the Federal Social Role.
Note Revised papers from the second and third of three conference held in Chicago throughout 1984-1985, and sponsored by the Project on the Federal Social Role.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction : understanding American social politics / Margaret Weir, Ann Shola Orloff, and Theda Skocpol -- Institutional limits and patterns of policy. The political origins of America's belated welfare state / Ann Shola Orloff -- Redefining the New Deal : World War II and the development of social provision in the United States / Edwin Amenta and Theda Skocpol -- Blurring the boundaries : how the federal government has influenced welfare benefits in the private sector / Beth Stevens -- The federal government and unemployment : the frustration of policy innovation from the New Deal to the Great Society / Margaret Weir -- Transformations within the New Deal system. Agriculture and the politics of U.S. social provision : social insurance and food stamps / Kenneth Finegold -- From old-age assistance to supplemental security income : the political economy of relief in the South, 1935-1972 / Jill Quadagno -- Postwar capitalism and the extension of social security into a retirement wage / John Myles.
(cont.) Social policy, race, and the "poverty problem." The limits of the New Deal system and the roots of contemporary welfare dilemmas / Theda Skocpol -- Race and the liberal agenda : the loss of the integrationist dream, 1965-1974 / Gary Orfield -- Racial tensions and institutional support : social programs during a period of retrenchment / Helene Slessarev -- Politics and policies of the feminization of poverty / Mary Jo Bane -- Family structure, black unemployment, and American social policy / Kathryn M. Neckerman, Robert Aponte, and William Julius Wilson -- Epilogue : the future of social policy in the United States : political constraints and possibilities / Margaret Weir, Ann Schola Orloff, and Theda Skocpol.
Subject United States -- Social policy -- Congresses.
United States -- Social conditions -- 1945- -- Congresses.
Public welfare -- United States -- Congresses.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1989 -- Congresses.
Welfare state -- Congresses.
Indexed Term Social conditions Policies Of Government
United States
Added Author Weir, Margaret, 1952-
Orloff, Ann Shola.
Skocpol, Theda.
Project on the Federal Social Role (U.S.)
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