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 = $130.50



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

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.
5. Income Maintenance.
6. Health.
7. Housing.
8. Child Welfare.
9. Older Adults.
10. Assessing Welfare Policy and its Policy Products.
Appendix 1: Online Information Sources.
Appendix 2: Community Social Welfare Services.

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Efficacy and Outcomes


"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