Social Policy in the United States

Social Policy in the United States

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Reforming health care, revamping the welfare system, preserving or cutting Social Security, creating employment programs for displaced employees, and revising U.S. social programs to help working parents with children - all of these endeavors and more are part of ongoing national debates about the future of social policy in the United States. In this wide-ranging collection of essays, renowned social scientist Theda Skocpol shows how historical understanding, centered on U.S. governmental institutions and shifting political alliances, can illuminate the limits and possibilities of American social policymaking both past and present.... every Union veteran and all survivors eligible for monthly payments, regardless of disabilities or capacity for manual employment. ... Bill of 1887, a forerunner of the measure that would pass in 1890.1aquot;* Cleveland had earlier appeared to encourage such legislation, but ... 102 Glasson, Federal Military Pensions, 204- 205.

Title:Social Policy in the United States
Author:Theda Skocpol
Publisher:Princeton University Press - 1995


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