Intro to 2nd Half of the Class

Intro to 2nd Half of the Class - SW 206 INTRO TO SOCIAL...

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SW 206 INTRO TO SOCIAL  POLICY 1
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TODAY’S AGENDA Themes of the first half of course Reminder of how themes in last half of class build off the  “scaffolding” of the first half.  Reminder of the underlying objective of the course Preview  Theme of Part II of the course: characterizing and critically  analyzing individual components (programs and policies) of  the American Social Welfare State. 2
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Views of… General Political Orientations Conservative Liberal Social Democratic Social Justice Individualistic Redistributive Solidaristic / Communal The Welfare State Residual A mix of Residual Institutional Faith in Government Low Moderate (faith in limited gov’t) High Poverty & Inequality Culture of Poverty (poverty is an individual phenomenon & welfare generally fails) Human Capital & Discrimination Structural (poverty is generally caused by things outside individuals’ control) 3
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INEQUALITY Poverty in America is high (15 percent in 2010). Poverty is unequally distributed Disproportionately high among  Blacks   (27 percent)  and  Latinos   (26 percent). Disproportionately high among 
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