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Author Gilbert, Neil, 1940-, author
Title The enabling state : modern welfare capitalism in America / Neil Gilbert, Barbara Gilbert
Imprint New York : Oxford University Press, 1989
book jacket
 Ethnology Library  HV91 .H45 1989    AVAILABLE    30520020293701
 Euro-Am Studies Lib  361.65 G375 1989    AVAILABLE    30500100557894
Descript xiii, 221 pages ; 22 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references
The Structure of Social Welfare -- The Welfare-Capitalism Paradigm -- Scope of Social Welfare Transfers -- Decentralization, Privatization, and Commercialization: Shifting Responsibilities -- Commercialization of the Social Market -- Impetus for Commercialization -- Does It Work? Issues of Cost, Care, and Preference -- Indirect Subsidies: Who Benefits? -- Personal Social Services: Caring for Profit -- Changing Balance of Federal and State Responsibility -- Public Finance, Private Delivery -- The "Caring" Workplace -- Shaping Demand and Supply -- Income Maintenance: Indirect Methods and Private Obligations -- Growth of Indirect Provisions -- Retirement Income: The Public/Private Balance -- Public Assistance and Private Obligations -- In Support of the Working Poor -- Asset Maintenance: The Special Case of Farm Welfare -- Public Transfers to Farmers -- Farmers' Welfare: An Estimate of Costs -- Beneficiaries of Farm Welfare -- Asset Maintenance: Why Special Protection for Farmers? -- Health Care: Cost Containment and the Service Ethos -- Health Care Transfers and Coverage -- The Growing Corporate Presence -- Joining Insurance and Delivery -- Cost Control and Quality: Shifting the Burden -- Housing: A Joint Venture -- Housing Performance: Standards and Affordability -- Housing Transfers: Direct, Indirect, and Regulatory Measures -- Commercialization of Housing Policy -- The Enabling State: Public Support for Private Responsibility -- Education: A Sector Ripe for Change -- A Functional Model of the Enabling State
Studies of the welfare state have formed an important part of public policy research in the USA since World War II. This volume examines and reconsiders the scope of social welfare transfers, how they are delivered, and whom they benefit
Subject Public welfare -- United States
Human services -- United States
Welfare state
Welfare services Policies Of Government
United States
Alt Author Gilbert, Barbara
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