The National Government and Social Welfare: What Should be the Federal Role?

The National Government and Social Welfare: What Should be the Federal Role?

By: Robert Morris (author), John E. Hansan (author)Hardback

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The changing economic conditions of the 1990s now demand a review of the framework and adaptation to conditions currently prevailing in the government's role in social welfare. Recognizing that the national political leadership no longer was willing to support all of the public programs and benefits that it had initiated in the past 50 years, the authors assume that a downsizing of the national government's role in social welfare will occur. This volume explores how downsizing will affect the private sector, nonprofit organizations, families, and individuals, while including specific recommendations and suggestions on how social welfare programs can be reformed or modified.

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JOHN E. HANSAN is the coordinator for Odyssey Forum, an ad hoc correspondence group of social welfare advocates, policy analysts, and scholars established in 1995. Dr. Hansan, a retired social worker, has spent 40 years working for public and nonprofit human service organizations. He has been the executive director of the National Conference on Social Welfare and the National Association of Social Workers. Between 1973-1976, Dr. Hansan served first as Director of the Ohio Department of Public Welfare and later as Chief of Staff to the Governor of Ohio. He is editor (along with Helen K. Kerschner) of 365 Ways...Retirees' Resource Guide for Productive Lifestyles (Greenwood, 1996). ROBERT MORRIS is Kirstein Professor Emeritus, Brandeis University and Cardinal Medieros Lecturer, University of Massachusetts-Boston. The past president of the Gerontology Society of America (1966-67), Dr. Morris is an elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and of the American Public Health Association. He has published a dozen books on social welfare, social policy and planning, health service organizations, and aging, his most recent being Testing the Limits: International Perspectives on Social Welfare Change in Nine Industrial Countries (1988). Dr. Morris also was editor-in-chief of the first comprehensive Encyclopedia of Social Work (16th ed., 1971).


Preface A Decade Long Drift to Public "Conservatism" Redefining the Federal Roles in Social Welfare: Anticipating the Future and Preparing for It by Robert Morris and John E. Hansan Employment Challenges by S. M. Miller Policies to Improve Employment Outcomes for American Workers by Robert I. Lerman Reviving an Affirmative Concept of Corporate Duty: The Public Corporation by Howard Schweber Thinking about Social Security by Alvin L. Schorr Public and Private Approaches for Redesigning Social Security by Yung-Ping Chen Health Care: An American Report by Rashi Fein Thoughts on a New Government Role in Health Care by Robert L. Kane Outcome Measures for Persons with Disabilities as a Litmus Test for Quality in Managed Care by Robert Griss Housing: Reconstructing the Federal Government's Role and Responsibilities by Michael E. Stone and Chester Hartman Welfare Reform: Fixing the System Inside and Out by Jared Bernstein and Irwin Garfinkel Federal Role in Establishing National Income Security for Children by Martha N. Ozawa Redefining the Role of Government: A Work in Progress by Robert Morris and John E. Hansan Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 30/09/1997
  • ISBN13: 9780865692664
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 216
  • ID: 9780865692664
  • weight: 522
  • ISBN10: 0865692661

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