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The Resource Caring for our own : why there is no political demand for new American social welfare rights, Sandra R. Levitsky

Caring for our own : why there is no political demand for new American social welfare rights, Sandra R. Levitsky

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Caring for our own : why there is no political demand for new American social welfare rights
Title
Caring for our own
Title remainder
why there is no political demand for new American social welfare rights
Statement of responsibility
Sandra R. Levitsky
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Caring for Our Own inverts an enduring question of social welfare politics. Rather than ask why the American state hasn't responded to unmet social welfare needs by expanding social entitlements, this book asks: Why don't American families view unmet social welfare needs as the basis for demands for new state entitlements? The answer, Sandra Levitsky argues, lies in a better understanding of how individuals imagine solutions to the social welfare problems they confront and what prevents new understandings of social welfare provision from developing into political demand for alternative social arrangements. Caring for Our Own considers the powerful ways in which existing social policies shape the political imagination, reinforcing longstanding values about family responsibility, subverting grievances grounded in notions of social responsibility, and in some rare cases, constructing new models of social provision that transcend existing ideological divisions in American social politics"--
  • "Aging populations and dramatic changes in health care provision, household structure, and women's labor force participation over the last half century have created what many observers have dubbed a "crisis in care": demand for care of the old and infirm is rapidly growing, while the supply of private care within the family is substantially contracting. And yet, despite the well-documented adverse effects of contemporary care dilemmas on the economic security of families, the physical and mental health of family care providers, the bottom line of businesses, and the financial health of existing social welfare programs, American families have demonstrated little inclination for translating their private care problems into political demands for social policy reform. Rather than asking why the American state, a known laggard in all matters involving social welfare, hasn't responded to unmet social welfare needs by expanding social entitlements, this book asks: Why don't American families view unmet social welfare needs as the basis for demands for new state entitlements? How do traditional beliefs in family responsibility for social welfare persist even in the face of well-documented unmet need? The answer, this book argues, lies in a better understanding of how individuals imagine solutions to the social welfare problems they confront and what prevents new understandings of social welfare provision from developing into political demand for alternative social arrangements"--
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Levitsky, Sandra R
Dewey number
306.874084/6
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1064.U5
LC item number
L485 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Aging parents
  • Caregivers
  • Social service
  • Welfare state
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Marriage & Family
  • LAW / General Practice
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Social Services & Welfare
  • Aging parents
  • Families
  • Social service
  • Welfare state
  • United States
Label
Caring for our own : why there is no political demand for new American social welfare rights, Sandra R. Levitsky
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-201) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Roots and Experience of Contemporary Caregiving -- The Transformation of Private Needs into Public Issues -- The Construction of Political Solutions to Unmet Long-Term Care Needs -- Communicating Grievances : Policy Feedback and the Deserving Citizen -- Communicating Grievances : Obstacles to Activism -- Caring for Our Own
Control code
870290917
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 210 pages
Isbn
9780199993123
Lccn
2014008119
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40023903166
System control number
(OCoLC)870290917
Label
Caring for our own : why there is no political demand for new American social welfare rights, Sandra R. Levitsky
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-201) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Roots and Experience of Contemporary Caregiving -- The Transformation of Private Needs into Public Issues -- The Construction of Political Solutions to Unmet Long-Term Care Needs -- Communicating Grievances : Policy Feedback and the Deserving Citizen -- Communicating Grievances : Obstacles to Activism -- Caring for Our Own
Control code
870290917
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 210 pages
Isbn
9780199993123
Lccn
2014008119
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40023903166
System control number
(OCoLC)870290917

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