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2nd Edition

Inequality in U.S. Social Policy
An Historical Analysis

ISBN 9780367903091
Published September 27, 2021 by Routledge
346 Pages 58 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

In the second edition of Inequality in U.S. Social Policy: An Historic Analysis, Bryan Warde illuminates the pervasive and powerful role that social inequality based on race and ethnicity, gender, immigration status, sexual orientation, class, and disability plays and has historically played in informing social policy.

Using critical race theory and other structural oppression theoretical frameworks, this book examines social inequalities as they relate to social welfare, education, housing, employment, health care, and child welfare, immigration, and criminal justice. With fully updated statistics throughout, and an examination of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the United States, this new edition addresses the mammoth political and social changes which have affected inequality in the past few years.

Inequality in U.S. Social Policy will help social work students better understand the origins of inequalities that their clients face, as well as providing an introduction for other social science students.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements  Preface  1. Social Policy  2. A Brief Historical Overview of Social Policy Development in the United States  3. Social Inequality  4. Theoretical Frameworks  5. Immigration  6. Social Welfare Benefits Programs and Social Control  7. Residential and Housing Segregation  8. Labor Market Inequality  9. Health and Health Care Inequality  10. Criminal Justice System Inequality  11. Educational Inequality  12. Child Welfare Inequality  Index

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Bryan Warde is a professor at the City University of New York, Lehman College.