Ch17 Chapter Review

Ch17 Chapter Review - Chapter 17 Chapter Review The Welfare...

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Chapter 17 Chapter Review The Welfare State Social policies promote a range of public goals. The first is to protect against the risks and insecurities that most people face over the course of their lives. Most spending on social welfare in the United States goes to programs benefiting the elderly, such as Social Security and Medicare. They are the least controversial areas of social spending. Funding for other programs, especially promoting equality of opportunity and assisting the poor, are much more controversial. While Americans believe in promoting equality of opportunity, we have differing views on which social policies are needed and how these policies affect liberty. I. What type of welfare system existed before the creation of the welfare state in the 1930s? For much of American history, local governments and private charities were in charge of caring for the poor. o Society distinguished between the deserving poor and the undeserving poor. o Programs provided outdoor relief (cash) and indoor relief (police stations, settlement houses, hospitals). o States provided mothers with pensions. The Great Depression overextended the local governments and private charities and led to a call for increased federal involvement. II. What are some important examples of contributory and noncontributory welfare programs? The Social Security Act of 1935 is the foundation of the American welfare state. Programs can be defined as either contributory programs or noncontributory programs. Contributory programs include Social Security and Medicare, which are funded by taxes and are
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