|aSocial policy and social programs :|ba method for the practical public policy analyst /|cby Donald E. Chambers, Kenneth R. Wedel.
|aBoston :|bAllyn & Bacon/Pearson,|cc2009.
|axvii, 246 p. :|bill. ;|c24 cm.
|aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
|apt. 1. Creating the context for social policy analysis : the social problem context -- 1. Analyzing the social problem background of social policies and social programs -- pt. 2. A style of policy analysis for the practical public policy analyst -- 2. An overview of a style of policy analysis : a value-critical approach -- 3. The analysis of policy goals and objectives in social programs and policies -- 4. Who gets what : the analysis of types of benefits and services -- 5. Who gets what, how much, and under what conditions : analysis of eligibility rules -- 6. Analysis of service-delivery systems and social policy and program design -- 7. How do we pay for social welfare policies and programs? Analysis of financing -- 8. Analysis of interactions among policy elements -- pt. 3. Analysis of social policies and social programs using basic concepts and evaluation criteria : an example -- 9. An example of social policy and social program analysis : selected features of federal child welfare legislation since 1970 concerned with child abuse.
This practical book explores the basics of social policy and program analysis, including how to design new programs or evaluate and improve upon existing ones. Social Policy and Social Programs, 4/e, provides criteria for judging the effectiveness of current programs and outlines methods for analyzing soical services such as counseling and therapeutic services, supportive assistance, and "hard" benefits like food stamps, cash, and housing vouchers. The text is organized around two major aspects: social problem analysis and social policy and program analysis. It concentrates on the social proplems, policies, and programs that are the main concern of most future social workers - child welfare, health, poverty, and mental illness.