Dimensions in Social Welfare Policy provides a comprehensive and widely-used framework for analyzing social welfare policies.
The text encourages readers to develop their own thoughts on social welfare policy and to explore policy alternatives. Theoretical points are illustrated with examples from a cross-section of program areas including income maintenance, child welfare, model cities, day care, community action, and mental health. The Seventh Edition continues to include a broad overview of the most recent policy trends in the advanced welfare states related to eligibility, finance, delivery, and benefit designs.
Addresses intellectual challenges confronted in making social welfare policy choices, and places dimensions of these choices in a theoretical framework that provides a way of thinking about and analyzing social welfare policies that is applicable to a wide range of specific cases. This fourth edition adds a chapter on the history, scope, and philosophy of the modern welfare state, and incorporates discussion of major welfare reform legislation of 1996, the trend toward privatization, and new concepts concerning social capital, civil society, and the enabling state. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.