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America's Welfare State : From Roosevelt to Reagan - Edward D. Berkowitz

America's Welfare State

From Roosevelt to Reagan

Paperback Published: 1st March 1991
ISBN: 9780801841286
Number Of Pages: 240
For Ages: 22+ years old

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Social welfare policy in the United States has gone from controversy in the 1930s, to consensus at mid-century, and back to controversy and confusion in the late twentieth century. In America's Welfare State, Edward Berkowitz offers a concise and informative historical overview of this costly and often frustrating area of domestic policy.

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Readers of America's Welfare State will derive an excellent understanding of the complexity surrounding social welfare in the late 20th-century US. Upper-division undergraduates and above. * Choice * Useful for scholars and students both for its insights into the policy-making process and for its account of how American social policy arrived at the sorry state we find it in today. -- Jeffrey L. Davidson * Contemporary Sociology * A remarkably successful book... powerfully written and clearly of interest to scholars and policy experts alike. -- Ellis W. Hawley * Labor History * Berkowitz has gone behind the written statute and the official press release to find out who believed what and who did what to effect changes in the process and substantive aspects of welfare statism. This book is a worthy addition to the literature. -- Robert J. Lampman * Industrial and Labor Relations Review *

ISBN: 9780801841286
ISBN-10: 0801841283
Series: The American Moment
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st March 1991
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.36