The American Democracy, 10th Edition (Patterson)

Chapter 16: Welfare and Education Policy: Providing for Personal Security and Need

Chapter Outline

  1. Poverty in America
    1. The Poor: Who and How Many?
    2. Living in Poverty: By Choice or Chance?
  2. The Politics and Policies of Social Welfare
    1. Social Insurance Programs
      1. Social Security
      2. Unemployment Insurance
      3. Medicare
    2. Public Assistance Programs
      1. Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
      2. Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
      3. Head Start
      4. Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)
      5. In-Kind Benefits: Food Stamps and Housing Vouchers
      6. Medicaid
    3. Culture and Social Welfare
      1. Inefficiency
      2. Inequity
  3. Education as Equality of Opportunity
    1. Public Education: Leveling through the Schools
    2. Improving America's Schools
      1. School Choice
      2. Mandatory High-Stakes Testing
  4. The American Way of Promoting the General Welfare
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