Student's Guide to Landmark Congressional Laws on Social Security and Welfare, 1st Edition

  • Steven G. Livingston
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  • ISBN-10: 0313076898
  • ISBN-13: 9780313076893
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 258 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2002 | Published/Released November 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2002

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Overview

Covering such critically important laws as the Homestead Act of 1862, the Social Security Act of 1935, Medicare and Medicaid, the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act, and many others.

Reviews

"This volume provides a full discussion of the laws of America's social insurance system that will be useful in studying government, as well as providing information for arguments on the validity of government 'interference' in our private lives. Recommended for high schools." --Reference for Students, January 2003

— Reference Reviews on gale.com

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Recent Titles in Student's Guide to Landmark Congressional Laws.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Series Foreword.
Timeline of Social Security and Welfare Laws.
Introduction.
The Homestead Act of 1862.
The Civil War Pension System.
The Children's Bureau (1912).
The Infancy and Maternity Protection Act of 1921 (Sheppard-Towner Act).
The Social Security Act of 1935.
The Social Security Act Amendments of 1939.
The Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944 (The G.I. Bill).
The Social Security Act Amendments of 1950.
Federal Disability Insurance: The Social Security Act Amendments of 1956.
Aid to Families with Dependent Children and the Emergence of Modern Welfare: The Public Welfare Amendments of 1962.
The War on Poverty: The Economic Opportunity Act of 1964.
The Food Stamp Act of 1964.
Medicare and Medicaid: The Social Security Amendments of 1965.
Employment Security Amendments of 1970.
COLAs and Supplemental Security Income: The Social Security Amendments of 1972.
The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children: The WIC Program (1972).
The Earned Income Tax Credit.
Saving Social Security: The Social Security Amendments of 1983.
The Family Support Act of 1988.
The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996.
Senior Citizens' Freedom to Work Act of 2000.
Glossary.
Bibliography.
Index.
About the Author.