History welfare policies fall09 Bb

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Unformatted text preview: A History of Social Welfare Policies: What has been done about inequality between families? FMSC 381 September 29, 2009 English Poor Laws (1500-1830s) To minimize number of “shiftless vagrants” To maintain productive workforce for employment in changing economy English Poor Laws (1500-1830s) Basic Principles Social welfare is public responsibility Poor are labeled as worthy or unworthy Indoor and outdoor relief Principle of less eligibility Principle of wage supplementation Approaches to Social Welfare Residual approach Temporary & stigmatized safety net Targeted / means tested services Advantages Approaches to Social Welfare Institutional approach Social welfare as right of citizenship Universal services Advantages Key Public Goods Education Jobs Housing Health Care Energy Security (local, global) Progressive Era, 1890-1930 Themes Poverty as environmental Development of social work as field Seeds of welfare state Worker’s compensation Employer liability Pensions for widows The New Deal, 1930-1960 Themes Government assistance required Social Security Works Progress Administration Civilian Conservation Corps Bank Reform Reforms to address poverty The War on Poverty, 1960-1980 Themes Need to intervene in “the Other America” Economic Opportunity Act Head Start Job Corps Food Stamps Policies The Ownership Society, 1980-2007 Themes Expand personal responsibility Shrink federal programs Reagan cuts Welfare reform Homeland security Policies The Next New Deal, 2008 - present Themes Government assistance required Support for families and communities Health care and education Infrastructure and job creation Wall Street bailout Policies ...
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This note was uploaded on 11/29/2010 for the course FMSC 381 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '09 term at Maryland.

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