Poverty in America: The Welfare Dilemma

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a full deduction of other income. In social insurance, outside income is permitted without deduction within the scope of insurance restrictions. For a comparison of public assistance and social insurance, see Tables 2.3 and 2.4.


TABLE 2.4 Types of Services under Public Assistance and Social Insurance
SERVICE PUBLIC ASSISTANCE SOCIAL INSURANCE
Provision for retired
workers
SSI Old Age Retirement Provisions
of OASDI
Provision for disabled
workers
SSI Disabled Workers Insurance
of OASDI
Provision for blinded
workers
SSI Blinded Workers Insurance of
OASDI
Provision for families of
deceased or missing wage
support
AFDC Survivors insurance provisions
of OASDI
Provision for families of
unemployed parents
AFDC-U (U = unemployed
parents--not an operative
program in many states)
Unemployment compensation

In Chapter 3 an analysis of each of these programs will be presented, and a discussion of the Beveridge proposal to combine public assistance and social insurance as an income-transfer program will follow (see Friedlander and Apte, pp. 42-44).


References

Beveridge William H. Full Employment in a Free Society. New York: W. W. Norton, 1945.

Booth Charles. Life and Labor of the People of London. 10 vols. London: Longmans, 1900- 1911.

Bremner Robert H. American Philanthropy. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1960.

Coll Blanche D. "Perspectives in Public Welfare: The English Heritage," Welfare in Review, 4( 3):1-12, 1966.

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  • Recent Titles in Contributions in Sociology Series Editor: Don Martindale ii
  • Title Page iii
  • Copyright Acknowledgements iv
  • Contents vii
  • Tables ix
  • Preface xi
  • PROGRAMS AND BILLS xv
  • 1 - The Parameters of Poverty 3
  • References 48
  • 2 - Poor Law and the Poor 57
  • References 88
  • 3 - Programs of Public Assistance and Social Insurance in America 91
  • References 129
  • 4 - Social Interventions Against Poverty 131
  • References 181
  • 5 - Income Maintenance Proposals and the Question of Poverty 188
  • References 227
  • 6 - Medical Services for the Poor 232
  • References 266
  • 7 - Housing Assistance 271
  • References 305
  • 8 - Work, Education, and Poverty in America 309
  • References 363
  • POSTSCRIPT 369
  • References 375
  • Bibliography 377
  • Index 399
  • Vita 419
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