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SWK_3350_(Exam_3)[1] - SOWK 3350 (Exam 3) 17 April 2009...

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SOWK 3350 (Exam 3) Name: _____________________________ 17 April 2009 John Uriarte, MSW, LCSW THE FUTURE 1. Why is the concept of “aging well” addressed in a policy course? a. because of the author’s emphasis on the strengths perspective. b. because of the jurisdictional mandates that require comprehensiveness in policy analysis. c. because of the theory that lays the foundation for all policy analysis. d. because one cannot study or assess aging without addressing life satisfaction. 2. The emphasis on social networks and the social environment in defining “age well” is supported by the ecological perspective. a. True b. False 3. Prior to 1870, few Americans were employed on farms. a. True b. False 4. Forecasting is more clearly understood if social workers consider: a. the Strengths Perspective. b. values and ethics. c. motivations of the forecasters. d. the Generalist Model. 5. History shows us that at the same time some traditional supports for people in old age were disappearing, longevity was increasing, and social programs were slow to develop. a. True b. False
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6. What U.S. company established the first private pension plan? a. Blacksmithers, Inc. b. Baltimore Express Railroad c. Wells Fargo, Inc. d. American Express 7. When social workers examine assertions made about the future policy related events, the first issue to consider is the: a. background of the person or group making the forecast. b. amount of money being spent. c. position of both political parties on the matter at hand. d. jurisdictional regulations. 8. By “defined benefit plans” we mean a policy by which a person: a. defines the amount of money to be withdrawn from their pay check and placed into a retirement account. b. receives a specific amount every paycheck based on the number of years of employment. c. and employer define and calculate the ratio of funds to be placed in a retirement account. d. plans out the defined benefits by estimating the changes in interest rates over time. 9. The United States was the first industrialized country to offer a public pension system to its citizens. a. True b. False 10. Which organization pressured the U.S. Congress to pursue a government sponsored pension program at the beginning of the 1900’s? a. American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) b. the Ham and Eggs Movement c. the Congressional Black Caucus d. the Democratic Party 11. Medicaid is the primary payment source for nursing facility care. a. True b. False
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12. Which should be considered for assessing the purpose of a policy forecast? a. social mobilization b. system replacement c. collective learning and adaptation d. all of the above 13. The Older Americans Act (OAA) was designed to: a. assess the success of the Social Security pension fund. b. improve the coordination of planning and programs for older adults.
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SWK_3350_(Exam_3)[1] - SOWK 3350 (Exam 3) 17 April 2009...

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