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A New Deal for the Alien

Cybelle Fox

in Three Worlds of Relief: Race, Immigration, and the American Welfare State from the Progressive Era to the New Deal

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691152233
eISBN:
9781400842582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691152233.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter focuses on the Social Security Act and the disparate treatment of blacks, Mexicans, and European immigrants in the administration of Social Security, Unemployment Insurance, Aid to ... More


The Social Security Act in Perspective

Andrew W. Dobelstein

in Understanding the Social Security Act: The Foundation of Social Welfare for America in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195366891
eISBN:
9780199894208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195366891.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter provides a broad overview of the social welfare programs authorized by the Social Security Act, both when it was created in 1935 and as they exist in 2009. A timeline shows how the ... More


The New Politics of Inequality in Latin America: Rethinking Participation and Representation

Douglas A. Chalmers, Carlos M. Vilas, Katherine Hite, Scott B. Martin, Kerianne Piester, and Monique Segarra (eds)

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198781837
eISBN:
9780191598968
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198781830.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Almost all agree that political systems in Latin America underwent a transformation in the 1980s. The usual quick description of this change was ‘democratization’. But whether one takes an optimistic ... More


THE NEW AMERICAN MODEL OF WORK-CONDITIONED PUBLIC SUPPORT

Rebecca M. Blank

in United in Diversity?: Comparing Social Models in Europe and America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195376630
eISBN:
9780199865499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195376630.003.0009
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

Observers have long discussed American “exceptionalism” in social policy. Throughout the 20th century, the United States had a more limited welfare state than most Western European nations. Over the ... More


Social Assistance Schemes in Developing Countries

Margaret Grosh, Carlo del Ninno, and Emil Tesliuc

in Counting the Poor: New Thinking About European Poverty Measures and Lessons for the United States

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199860586
eISBN:
9780199932948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860586.003.0010
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy, Children and Families

This chapter reviews the most prevalent types of social assistance programs found in developing countries. There they provide a vision of effective safety nets that focus on seven characteristics: ... More


Including the excluded: From practice to policy in European community development

Paul Henderson

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347459
eISBN:
9781447302575
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347459.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations

This book provides an in-depth study of how community development can contribute to tackling social exclusion. It draws on the outcomes of a project funded by the Social Inclusion Programme of the ... More


Comparative Cross-National Research (World Census) 1

Angeline Barretta-Herman

in Handbook of International Social Work: Human Rights, Development, and the Global Profession

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195333619
eISBN:
9780199918195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333619.003.0054
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations

The establishment of social work programs worldwide has grown exponentially in the last twenty years, notably in the Pacific Rim, Eastern Europe, and Africa. In 2000, the board of the International ... More


Market Democracy

John Tomasi

in Free Market Fairness

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144467
eISBN:
9781400842391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144467.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines market democracy, a hybrid approach to liberal theory building that combines a concern for private individual economic liberty with a commitment to social justice. As such, ... More


Value for money in social marketing

Graham Lister

in Social Marketing and Public Health: Theory and practice

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199550692
eISBN:
9780191720413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550692.003.18
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Prevention may be better than cure, but how do we prove that spending money on social marketing to support health and well-being is good value for money? This is the challenge that social marketing ... More


Overview

Stefan Dercon

in Insurance Against Poverty

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199276837
eISBN:
9780191601620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199276838.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter presents an overview of the papers included in this volume. It highlights the authors’ rejection of the standard paradigm of mainstream neoclassical economic theory. It briefly discusses ... More


Systems of provision and welfare outcomes: defining and treating the causes of poverty

Rana Jawad

in Social welfare and religion in the Middle East: A Lebanese perspective

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349538
eISBN:
9781447303510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349538.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This chapter focuses on social welfare as a system of provision and a measure of outcomes in Lebanon. In this chapter, the focus is on the two types of social programmes: social care and the ... More


Social policy in the US: workfare and the American low-wage labour market

S.M. Miller and Jeanette E. Markle

in World poverty: New policies to defeat an old enemy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861343956
eISBN:
9781447304340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861343956.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter focuses on the change in US social policy from welfare to workfare, and the importance of making improvements in the low-wage labour market to making this a successful transition. The ... More


Social Provision and Civic Community:: Beyond Fragmentation

Theda Skocpol

in The Fractious Nation?: Unity and Division in Contemporary American Life

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520220430
eISBN:
9780520936911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520220430.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter underlines the integrative functions of federal social policy and programs over the last century rebutting the conservative attack on liberalism for its fragmenting tendencies. It ... More


The Politics of a Fragmented Welfare State

Scott W. Allard

in Out of Reach: Place, Poverty, and the New American Welfare State

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300120356
eISBN:
9780300152838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300120356.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter identifies the fragmentation or fractures in the institutional structure of local safety nets that will be prevalent across different communities which limits decision-making processes ... More


Why America Lost the War on Poverty—and How to Win it

Frank Stricker

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807831113
eISBN:
9781469603575
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882290_stricker
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This assessment of poverty and policy in the United States from 1950 to the present examines an era that has seen serious discussion about the causes of poverty and unemployment. Analyzing the War on ... More


Social Security Programs and Retirement around the World: Historical Trends in Mortality and Health, Employment, and Disability Insurance Participation and Reforms

David A. Wise (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226903095
eISBN:
9780226921952
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226921952.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

In nearly every industrialized country, large aging populations and increased life expectancy have placed enormous pressure on social security programs—and, until recently, the pressure has been ... More


Reagan, Reaganomics, and the American Poor, 1980–1992

Frank Stricker

in Why America Lost the War on Poverty—and How to Win it

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807831113
eISBN:
9781469603575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882290_stricker.13
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines how the conservative counterrevolution worked with Ronald Reagan as president of the United States. More specifically, it considers the political impact of conservative efforts ... More


Toward Integrated Social Forestry

Nancy Lee Peluso

in Rich Forests, Poor People: Resource Control and Resistance in Java

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520073777
eISBN:
9780520915534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520073777.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter considers some of the prospects for a program of constructive change in the management of Java's forest. The most recent social forestry program in Java aims to release some of the ... More


Dynamics of Initiation, Consolidation, and Propagation

Graeme Auld

in Constructing Private Governance: The Rise and Evolution of Forest, Coffee, and Fisheries Certification

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300190533
eISBN:
9780300210330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300190533.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter examines market, political, informational, and capacity factors that are expected to influence the initiation of certification programs in different sectors. It begins by reviewing ... More


Housing allowances in Germany

Stefan Kofner

in Housing allowances in comparative perspective

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347541
eISBN:
9781447302506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347541.003.0008
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

Housing allowances (Wohngeld in German) come into play whenever income is insufficient to enable the household to obtain accommodation that meets a minimum housing standard. As a tied income ... More


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