Some of these programs include funding for public schools, job training, SSI benefits and medicaid. Federal welfare programs[ edit ] This section needs additional citations for verification.
That suitable place, in the American context, would provide opportunities for work and human meaning and a reasonable amount of security from want and assault, promote fairness and evaluation based on individual merit, and be economically productive and stable.
Underneath, of course, is an assumption that human society can be organized and governed to produce and provide these things, and that because it is feasible to do so, there is a moral obligation to bring it to fruition. The distinctiveness of the American model is often described in negative comparative terms: It is historically far less generous to the poor in terms of social benefits, far less protective of low-wage workers, does not have a comprehensive public structure for health services, has less progressive taxation overall, and has higher levels of inequality and poverty than do most of its high GNP counterparts.
This use of private spending and tax expenditures in the United States is quite distinctive. In this way, the distinctive character of the United States welfare state becomes quite clear. Understanding this combination of reliance on private action, market allocation, and private expenditure and the American cultural, and policy-related, preference for work and employment over relief is central to understanding the strange architecture of American social welfare.
That architecture is, of course, substantially influenced by the federal structure of American government and the regional and demographic diversity across the third-largest nation in the world.
General Overviews The selections below are commonly utilized volumes inclusive of the major eras, policies, program developments, and people in US social welfare. Leiby incorporates both social welfare development and the rise of the social work profession and finds in both uniquely American expressions of faith in individual change and persistent concern about dependence and undermining individual responsibility.
Berkowitz and McQuaid is less concerned than the preceding works with the failures and limitations of American social welfare and more concerned with the economic structures and interests that shape American politics and are expressed in governmental policy.
Herrick and Stuart provides a useful companion to this collection, with short descriptions of many of the people, organizations, and motivating ideas in American social welfare. Axinn, June, and Mark Stern. A history of the American Response to need. It is notable for its inclusion of selected documents that provide insight into the prevailing attitudes and problem constructions at the time.
Berkowitz, Edward, and Kim McQuaid. Creating the welfare state: The political economy of 20th-century reform. Encyclopedia of social welfare history in North America. Entries have references to primary sources.
The reluctant welfare state: Engaging history to advance social work practice in contemporary society.
The origins of those values are found largely in early American experience. In the shadow of the poorhouse: A social history of welfare in America. A history of social welfare and social work in the United States, — Leiby, writing in the s, sees the political currents, liberal and conservative, as less defining elements of social welfare than the more enduring and penetrating ones of culture and economic structure.
Develops a complex picture of relationships between government, business, and the nonprofit and foundation world, and examines their policy and political implications. From poor law to welfare state: A history of social welfare in America.
The author is particularly interested in, and critical of, social and intellectual trends in American history that shape social policy and the politics of policy making. Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content on this page.
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Federal and state welfare programs include cash assistance, healthcare and medical provisions, food assistance, housing subsidies, energy and utilities subsidies, education and childcare assistance, and subsidies and assistance for other basic services.
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