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The Politics of Social Policy in the United States

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This volume places the welfare debates of the 1980s in the context of past patterns of U.S. policy, such as the Social Security Act of 1935, the failure of efforts in the 1940s to extend national social benefits and economic planning, and the backlashes against "big government" that followed reforms of the 1960s and early 1970s. Historical analysis reveals that certain ...more
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Published May 21st 1988 by Princeton University Press (first published May 1st 1988)
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