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518 p. ; 24 cm
  • Prologue: The invention of welfare
  • The American welfare state
  • Poverty and inequality in the new American city
  • The Family Support Act and the illusion of welfare reform
  • Governors as welfare reformers
  • Urban social welfare in an age of austerity
  • The independent sector, the market, and the state
  • The private welfare state and the end of paternalism
  • Increased risks for the injured, disabled, and unemployed
  • New models for social security
  • The assimilation of health care to the market
  • Fighting poverty 1990s style
  • The end of welfare
  • Work, democracy, and citizenship
  • Postscript: The post-9/11 American welfare state.
For Michael B. Katz, the term "welfare state" describes the intricate web of government programs, employer-provided benefits, and semiprivate organizations intended to promote economic security and to guarantee the basic necessities of life for all citizens: food, shelter, medical care, protection in childhood, and support in old age. In this updated edition of his seminal work The Price of Citizenship, Katz traces the evolution of the welfare state from colonial relief programs through the war on poverty and into our own age, marked by the "end of welfare as we know it." Katz argues that in the last decades, three great forces-a ferocious war on dependence, which has singled out the most vulnerable; the devolution of authority within both government and the private sector; and the application of market models to social policy-have permeated all aspects of the social contract. The Price of Citizenship shows how these changes have propelled America toward a future of increased inequality and decreased security as individuals compete for success in an open market with ever fewer protections against misfortune, power, and greed. A new chapter, written for this edition, explains how these trends continue in the post-9/11 era and how the response to Hurricane Katrina exposed the weaknesses of America's social safety net. Offering grounds for modest optimism, the new chapter also points to countervailing trends that may modify and even partially reverse the effects of recent welfare history.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780812220186 20160617
Law Library (Crown)
xvi, 447 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Part I. The American Welfare Regime: 1. The politics of public and private social benefits-- Part II. The Politics of Public and Private Pensions: 2. Connected at birth: public and private pensions before 1945-- 3. Sibling rivalry: public and private pensions after 1945-- Part III. The Politics of Public and Private Health Insurance: 4. Seeds of exceptionalism: public and private health insurance before 1945-- 5. The elusive cure: public and private health insurance after 1945-- Part IV. The Formation and Future of the American Welfare Regime: 6. The formation of the American welfare regime-- 7. The future of the American welfare regime.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521812887 20160528
The Divided Welfare State is the first comprehensive political analysis of America's system of public and private social benefits. Everyone knows that the American welfare state is less expensive and extensive, later to develop and slower to grow, than comparable programs abroad. American social spending is as high as spending in many European nations. What is distinctive is that so many social welfare duties are handled by the private sector with government support. With historical reach and statistical and cross-national evidence, The Divided Welfare State demonstrates that private social benefits have not been shaped by public policy, but have deeply influenced the politics of public social programs - to produce a social policy framework whose political and social effects are strikingly different than often assumed. At a time of fierce new debates about social policy, this book is essential to understanding the roots of America's distinctive model and its future possibilities.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521812887 20160528
Law Library (Crown)