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The Resource Poverty in the United States : developing social welfare policy for the twenty-first century, Andrew W. Dobelstein, (electronic book ;)

Poverty in the United States : developing social welfare policy for the twenty-first century, Andrew W. Dobelstein, (electronic book ;)

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Poverty in the United States : developing social welfare policy for the twenty-first century
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Poverty in the United States
Title remainder
developing social welfare policy for the twenty-first century
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Andrew W. Dobelstein
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eng
Summary
  • This book attributes American poverty to consequences 19th Century social welfare policies within an economy stretching to meet its 21st Century economic potential, arguing that American poverty persists as economic and political structures have moved into the world of fiscal planning but social welfare remains in its Depression-era structure.
  • "Andrew Dobelstein documents that the current American social welfare system sometimes actually contributes to perpetuating poverty. He presents a bold and workable proposal to reduce poverty and make the system more effective and efficient by integrating the four major cash assistance programs into one coherent whole." - William R. Keech, Research Professor, Duke University, USA "In his latest book, Andrew Dobelstein makes a compelling argument that a major overhaul of the US social welfare system is needed if the nation is to respond effectively and humanely to the economic realities of the 21st Century. His provocative suggestions will surely inspire vigorous debate across the political spectrum about how to address the persistent problem of poverty and the growing problem of inequality in the future." - Michael Reisch, Daniel Thursz Distinguished Professor of Social Justice, University of Maryland, USA "Andrew Dobelstein's penetrating examination of American social welfare policy is both illuminating and timely. His probing review of our experience with poverty, and our too-restricted and drifting efforts to diminish it, triggers a powerful call for a reconstructed social welfare effort. We would be wise to pay attention." - Gene Nichol, Boyd Tinsley Distinguished Professor and Director, Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity, University of North Carolina, USA "Most proposals to 'reform' America's anti-poverty programs, especially Social Security and Medicare, are overt or thinly-veiled efforts to dismantle what exists, and to cease taking any action to reduce poverty. They come from ideologues, not from those who have concern for the poor. Dobelstein is an exception. In suggesting a new, integrated, approach to the thorny issue of poverty, he hopes to deal with the issue more effectively. One may agree or disagree regarding the merits of his integrated approach, but there can be no doubt that he seeks innovative solutions, rather than the advancement of an ideology." - Max J. Skidmore, Curators' Professor, Thomas Jefferson Fellow, University of Missouri-Kansas City, USA, author of Securing America's Future and Bulwarks Against Poverty, editor of Poverty and Public Policy
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Dobelstein, Andrew W
Dewey number
362.50973
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illustrations
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no index present
LC item number
D615 2014
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Public welfare
  • Poverty
  • Social service
  • United States
Summary expansion
America's Great Recession has provoked a twenty-first century awareness of her costly social welfare commitments, failure to protect Americans in times of broad-based economic disaster, and longstanding inability to reduce poverty. Arguing that historic social rehabilitation efforts to confront longstanding American poverty have failed, and by concentrating on the cash support obligations America has undertaken, this book refocuses the poverty debate on an overburdened social welfare system deprived of a sufficient political and economic foundation to support its commitments. American capitalism has refashioned itself to meet today's global economic challenges, often at the expense of economically disadvantaged citizens, while the social welfare system remains chained to principles that fail to narrate American poverty. Economic need is no longer a story of personal failure; poverty has become a macroeconomic construct, and work no longer provides the poor with the path to economic independence. Only by refashioning America's social insurances, her commitments to welfare assistance, and her inadequate efforts to support low wage employment will America join the ranks of companion advanced nations in bringing poverty under control
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Poverty in the United States : developing social welfare policy for the twenty-first century, Andrew W. Dobelstein, (electronic book ;)
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Contents
Contents Preface PART I: INTRODUCTION - POVERTY - AMERICA'S SHAME 1. Poverty's Elusive Heredity 2. A New Capitalist Order Needs a New Social Welfare Mandate PART II: THE CASH SUPPORT PROGRAMS: NEW WINE IN OLD BOTTLES 3. The Social Insurances 4. The Cash Support Assistance Programs 5. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and the Earned Income Tax Credit PART III: INTEGRATION OF SOCIAL WELFARE AND THE AMERICAN ECONOMY TO REDUCE POVERTY 6. Developing a New Social Welfare Structure Bibliography
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9781137476630
Extent
216 p.
Form of item
electronic
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Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Isbn
9781137476630
Other physical details
16 figures, 5 5 charts.
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unspecified
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Poverty in the United States : developing social welfare policy for the twenty-first century, Andrew W. Dobelstein, (electronic book ;)
Publication
Contents
Contents Preface PART I: INTRODUCTION - POVERTY - AMERICA'S SHAME 1. Poverty's Elusive Heredity 2. A New Capitalist Order Needs a New Social Welfare Mandate PART II: THE CASH SUPPORT PROGRAMS: NEW WINE IN OLD BOTTLES 3. The Social Insurances 4. The Cash Support Assistance Programs 5. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and the Earned Income Tax Credit PART III: INTEGRATION OF SOCIAL WELFARE AND THE AMERICAN ECONOMY TO REDUCE POVERTY 6. Developing a New Social Welfare Structure Bibliography
Control code
9781137476630
Extent
216 p.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Isbn
9781137476630
Other physical details
16 figures, 5 5 charts.
Specific material designation
unspecified

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