The Transformation of Old Age Security: Class and Politics in the American Welfare State
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The Transformation of Old Age Security: Class and Politics in the American Welfare State

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Why did the United States lag behind Germany, Britain, and Sweden in adopting a national plan for the elderly? When the Social Security Act was finally enacted in 1935, why did it depend on a class-based double standard? Why is old age welfare in the United States still less comprehensive than its European counterparts? In this sophisticated analytical chronicle of one hun...more
Hardcover, 268 pages
Published February 18th 1988 by University Of Chicago Press (first published 1988)
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