Higher Education

Social Welfare: Policy and Analysis, 3rd Edition

  • Andrew Dobelstein University of North Carolina
  • ISBN-10: 053450986X  |  ISBN-13: 9780534509866
  • 317 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 1996
  • © 2003 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $134.50

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Overview

This text offers a clear explanation of policy analysis. SOCIAL WELFARE: POLICY AND ANALYSIS, Third Edition, shows students how to apply the methods and processes of policy analysis to current American welfare programs. The description of welfare programs provides a basic introduction to the field and the explanations of how the programs have developed make them more understandable to social welfare students.

Table of Contents

Part I: INTRODUCTION.
1. Understanding Social Welfare Policy.
2. The Processes of Social Welfare Policy Making.
3. Policy Making at the sub-National Level.
4. A Framework for Policy Analysis and Development.
Part II: POLICY ANALYSIS APPLIED.
5. Income Maintenance.
6. Health.
7. Housing.
8. Child Welfare.
9. Older Adults.
10. Assessing Welfare Policy and its Policy Products.
Notes.
Appendix 1: Online Information Sources.
Appendix 2: Community Social Welfare Services.

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Efficacy and Outcomes

Reviews

"When I explained to my students why I adopted the text, I said I compared many texts and found this one to be among the best. The key strengths include: a. coverage; b. structure, c insights. The new edition seems to be made even stronger with the new appendices."

— Sheying Chen, College of Staten Island, CUNY

"Describing this text to a colleague I would say that this is an extremely competitive book and should be carefully considered. I think it is particularly strong in infusing policy analysis in a text with a general discussion of social welfare policy and its history. It also emphasizes the complexity of discussing and analyzing social policy."

— Karen Staller, University of Michigan

"The text is pretty well organized, containing a great deal of up-to-date information and data on various policies. Also, it does offer a conceptual theoretical framework for understanding public policy and applying various methods of policy analysis."

— Marciana Popescu, Andrews University