The handbook of social policy [electronic resource] /[edited by] James Midgley, Michelle Livermore.
Contributor(s): Midgley, James | Livermore, Michelle.Material type: BookPublisher: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, c2009Edition: 2nd ed.Description: 1 online resource (xv, 606 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9781452223032 (electronic bk.); 1452223033 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): United States -- Social policy | Social service -- United States | Public welfare -- United States | Service social -- �Etats-Unis | Aide sociale -- �Etats-Unis | �Etats-Unis -- Politique sociale | Sozialpolitik | USA | POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Social Services & Welfare | SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Services | Public welfare | Social policy | Social service | United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic books.DDC classification: 361.6/10973 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Preface / James Midgley and Michelle Livermore -- Introduction: social policy and social welfare -- The nature of social policy -- The definition of social policy / James Midgley -- An overview of American social policy / Diana M. DiNitto -- Economic dimensions of social policy / Jane Waldfogel -- Policy analysis / Bruce Jansson -- Policy practice and advocacy / Rick Hoefer -- The impact of social policy / Pranab Chatterjee and Diwakar Vadapalli -- The history of social policy -- Social policy from colonial times to the Civil War / Phyllis J. Day -- Social policy and the Progressive Era / John M. Herrick -- Social policy and the New Deal / Robert Leighninger and Leslie Leighninger -- Social policy and the Great Society / Michael Reisch -- Social policy: Reagan and beyond / David Stoesz -- The political economy of social policy -- The institutional approach to social policy / James Midgley -- Conservative approaches to social policy / Leon Ginsberg -- Critical social policy / Demetrius S. Iatridis -- Welfare pluralism and social policy / Neil Gilbert -- Feminist approaches to social policy / Cheryl Hyde -- Race, politics, and social policy / Lori Parham, Jill Quadagno, and Jordan Brown -- The social development perspective in social policy / James Midgley and Michael Sherraden -- Social policy and the physical environment / Marie D. Hoff and John G. McNutt -- Social policy and the social services -- Child and family welfare policies and services / Kathy Briar-Lawson, Toni Naccarato, and Jeanette Drews -- Income maintenance and support: the changing face of welfare / Jill Duerr Berrick -- Social security / Martha Ozawa -- Social policy and the elderly / Fernando M. Torres-Gil and Valentine Villa -- Social policy and health care / Jennie Jacobs Kronenfeld -- Housing policy / Kevin Fox Gotham and James D. Wright -- Social policies and mental health / James W. Callicut -- Social policies for people with disabilities / Elizabeth Lightfoot -- Social policy and the correctional system / Margaret Severson -- Employment policy and social welfare / Michelle Livermore and Younghee Lim -- Education and social policy / Susan Stone -- Urban development policy / Robert Waste -- Conclusion: international and future perspectives of social policy -- International aspects of social policy / Sheila B. Kamerman and Alfred J. Kahn -- The future of social policy / James Midgley and Michelle Livermore -- Index -- About the editors -- About the contributors.
Description based on print version record.
'The Handbook of Social Policy' is a comprehensive examination of the development, implementation and impact of social policy. The contributors document the substantial body of knowledge about government social policies and their driving forces.