Taking a policy analysis framework, American Social Welfare Policy: A Pluralist Approach, 7/e is the most comprehensive and up-to-date textbook on the American welfare policy. The text provides a critical in-depth look at the major programs that make up the U.S. welfare state, including Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, and TANF.
Upon completing this book, readers will be able to:Understand the social, political, and economic forces that shape social welfare policy. Analyze the major programs that make up the U.S. welfare state. Discuss basic social welfare concepts.
This text is part of the Connecting Core Competencies Series.
American Social Welfare Policy: A Pluralist Approach, Brief Edition examines social welfare policy in the United States, and includes cutting-edge issues such as information on the 2008 presidential election, the economy, the housing bust, the passage of Proposition 8 in California, and much more.
Teaching & Learning ExperienceImprove Critical Thinking – Helps students sort out the major institutional actors within social welfare policy. Engage Students – Offers a user-friendly framework for policy analysis. Explore Current Issues – Information on Social Welfare Policy; the 2008 Election; Proposition 8; Economic issues. Apply CSWE Core Competencies – The text integrates the 2008 CSWE EPAS, with critical thinking questions and practice tests to assess student understanding and development of competency. Support Instructors – An Instructor’s Manual and Test Bank, Computerized Test Bank (MyTest), BlackBoard Test Item File, and PowerPoint presentations are included in the outstanding supplements package.