This classic social insurance work has been updated to cover a decade of policy developments and the impact of the recent economic crisis.The book includes in-depth discussion of all major programs to reduce economic insecurity in the United States, including Social Security, Medicare, workers' compensation, unemployment compensation, and temporary disability insurance. The principles, characteristics, and policy issues associated with social insurance and public assistance programs are discussed in detail. The book examines each major cause of economic insecurity and analyzes the appropriate social insurance program for dealing with the problem.
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Human nature, in all its complexity, is the single most powerful factor in the workplace. Any effort at organizational diagnosis and change must incorporate the social and psychological dynamics of the operation to have a chance at success. Drawing on in-depth psychoanalytical theory, and written in clear, easy-to-understand language, this practical text introduces a dozen insightful perspectives for understanding organizational dynamics, and synthesizes them into an integrated approach to organizational diagnosis and change. Each perspective views the workplace from a different vantage point. Together they provide a panoramic view of the true complexity found in the workplace, and a foundation for changing organizational dynamics that will be equally useful for students and professional managers.