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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 Participatory Impacts of County Governments’ Means-Tested and Universal Social Programs

Elaine B. Sharp

in Does Local Government Matter?: How Urban Policies Shape Civic Engagement

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677085
eISBN:
9781452947976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677085.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter applies policy-centered theory to determine whether local government involvement in two types of social welfare programs (means tested and universal) has the same pattern of contrasting ... More


The Welfare State

Kevin Vallier

in Trust in a Polarized Age

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190887223
eISBN:
9780190887254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190887223.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The market economy plays a central role in establishing trust for the right reasons. However, a completely free-market economy cannot be justified to nonlibertarians. Most people will endorse some ... More


Sorting Out the Mixed Economy: The Rise and Fall of Welfare and Developmental States in the Americas

Amy C. Offner

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691190938
eISBN:
9780691192628
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691190938.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

In the years after 1945, a flood of U.S. advisors swept into Latin America with dreams of building a new economic order and lifting the Third World out of poverty. These businessmen, economists, ... More


Conclusion: Forging an “Underclass”

Julilly Kohler-Hausmann

in Getting Tough: Welfare and Imprisonment in 1970s America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691174525
eISBN:
9781400885183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174525.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This concluding chapter discusses how chronicling the recent history of the U.S. welfare state presents different challenges. Instead of making visible the towering institutions in plain sight, ... More


Introduction

in Measuring Up: A History of Living Standards in Mexico, 1850-1950

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804773164
eISBN:
9780804782852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804773164.003.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this volume which is about the history of living standards in Mexico during the period from 1850 to 1950. This volume is divided into two main ... More


School Litigation in the Nineteenth Century

Derrick Bell

in Silent Covenants: Brown v. Board of Education and the Unfulfilled Hopes for Racial Reform

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195172720
eISBN:
9780197562345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195172720.003.0013
Subject:
Education, History of Education

Ancient Humans Were Aware Of The Tides, but did not know that the far-off moon influenced the ebb and flow of the earth’s oceans. Similarly, the forces that over two hundred years caused black ... More


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