The Welfare State Nobody Knows

The Welfare State Nobody Knows
Publisher Princeton University Press
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Category Political Science
Total Pages 280
ISBN 9780691138336
Rating 4/5 from 21 reviews
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The Welfare State Nobody Knows challenges a number of myths and half-truths about U.S. social policy. The American welfare state is supposed to be a pale imitation of "true" welfare states in Europe and Canada. Christopher Howard argues that the American welfare state is in fact larger, more popular, and more dynamic than commonly believed. Nevertheless, poverty and inequality remain high, and this book helps explain why so much effort accomplishes so little. One important reason is that the United States is adept at creating social programs that benefit the middle and upper-middle classes, but less successful in creating programs for those who need the most help. This book is unusually broad in scope, analyzing the politics of social programs that are well known (such as Social Security and welfare) and less well known but still important (such as workers' compensation, home mortgage interest deduction, and the Americans with Disabilities Act). Although it emphasizes developments in recent decades, the book ranges across the entire twentieth century to identify patterns of policymaking. Methodologically, it weaves together quantitative and qualitative approaches in order to answer fundamental questions about the politics of U.S. social policy. Ambitious and timely, The Welfare State Nobody Knows asks us to rethink the influence of political parties, interest groups, public opinion, federalism, policy design, and race on the American welfare state.

The Welfare State Nobody Knows
  • Author : Christopher Howard
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2008-08-10

The Welfare State Nobody Knows challenges a number of myths and half-truths about U.S. social policy. The American welfare state is supposed to be a pale imitation of "true" welfare states in Europe and Canada. Christopher Howard argues that the American welfare state is in fact larger, more popular,

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Understanding the mixed economy of welfare  second edition
  • Author : Powell, Martin
  • Publisher : Policy Press
  • Release Date : 2019-01-16

As the state withdraws from welfare provision, the mixed economy of welfare – involving private, voluntary and informal sectors – has become ever more important. This second edition of Powell’s acclaimed textbook on the subject brings together a wealth of respected contributors. New features of this revised edition include: • An updated

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Social Democratic Capitalism
  • Author : Lane Kenworthy
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2019-11

What configuration of institutions and policies is most conducive to human flourishing? The historical and comparative evidence suggests that the answer is social democratic capitalism - a democratic political system, a capitalist economy, good elementary and secondary schooling, a big welfare state, pro-employment public services, and moderate regulation of product

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Routledge Handbook of the Welfare State
  • Author : Bent Greve
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-06-28

Forty-five contributions from renowned international specialists in the field provide readers with expert analysis of the core issues related to the welfare state, including regional depictions of welfare states around the globe. The second edition of the Routledge Handbook of the Welfare State combines essays on methodologies, core concepts and

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Choice
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2009

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Thinking Like a Political Scientist
  • Author : Christopher Howard
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2017-03-07

Each year, tens of thousands of students who are interested in politics go through a rite of passage: they take a course in research methods. Many find the subject to be boring or confusing, and with good reason. Most of the standard books on research methods fail to highlight the

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The Hidden Welfare State
  • Author : Associate Professor of Political Science Christopher Howard,Christopher Howard,Eric Howard
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 1997

Analyzes the "hidden" welfare state created by such programmes as tax deductions for home mortgage interest and employer-provided retirement pensions, the Earned Income Tax Credit and the Targeted Jobs Tax Credit. The text examines the distinctive characteristics of these policies, aiming to help the reader to understand the historical links

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The Guardian Book of the Welfare State
  • Author : R. H. Haigh,D. S. Morris,Robert Pearson,Anthony R. Peters
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1988

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From Mutual Aid to the Welfare State
  • Author : David T. Beito
  • Publisher : Univ of North Carolina Press
  • Release Date : 2003-06-19

During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, more Americans belonged to fraternal societies than to any other kind of voluntary association, with the possible exception of churches. Despite the stereotypical image of the lodge as the exclusive domain of white men, fraternalism cut across race, class, and gender lines

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The Welfare State in Crisis
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1981

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Making the Work Based Safety Net Work Better
  • Author : Carolyn J. Heinrich,Joh Karl Scholz
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2009-06-02

Work first. That is the core idea behind the 1996 welfare reform legislation. It sounds appealing, but according to Making the Work-Based Safety Net Work Better, it collides with an exceptionally difficult reality. The degree to which work provides a way out of poverty depends greatly on the ability of low-skilled

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Book Review Digest
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2009

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The Routledge International Handbook to Welfare State Systems
  • Author : Christian Aspalter
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2017-01-12

Developing countries may not have full-fledged welfare states like those we find in Europe, but certainly they have welfare state systems. For comparative social policy research the term "welfare state systems" has many advantages, as there are numerous different types/models of welfare state systems around the world. This path-breaking

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Democracy
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2007

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Public Administration in a Modern Welfare State
  • Author : Jef Vuchelen
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1985

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