This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: The second edition of Double Standard analyzes how and why social policy and welfare states evolved differently in Western Europe and the United States. Exploring common social problems--from poverty to family support to ethnic and racial conflict--the book shows the disparate consequences to these different approaches. The new edition includes the latest available statistical information, an analysis of the 2010 health care reform in the United States, and a discussion comparing the social consequences of the recent recession in the U.S. and Europe. Codice inventario libreria
Riassunto: In the second edition of Double Standard, James W. Russell shows how and why different models of social and welfare policy developed in the United States and Europe. He comparatively examines how Europe and the United States have handled common social problems such as poverty, inequality, unemployment, family support, health care provision, ethnic and racial conflict, and crime. These different social policy orientations have produced disparate social ways of life, ways of life that are now in contention for the future of western societies.
Today Europeans see their strong welfare states as necessary to counter the worst features of unrestrained capitalism. They pay high taxes to support generous social benefits. Americans, to the contrary, have been conditioned to shudder at the idea of a welfare state, upholding instead a laissez-faire faith in market solutions to social problems. They pay low taxes and have few tax-subsidized benefits.
This new edition includes the latest available statistical information as well as an analysis of the 2010 health care reform in the United States. The book also compares the social consequences of the latest recession in Europe and the United States.
About the Author: James W. Russell is Connecticut State University Professor of Sociology at Eastern Connecticut State University.
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Descrizione libro Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Book shows a small amount of wear to cover and binding. Some pages show signs of use. Codice libro della libreria G1442206578I3N10
Descrizione libro Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. Hardcover. Condizione libro: VERY GOOD. little to no wear, pages are clean. The cover and binding are crisp with next no creases. Codice libro della libreria 2777838393
Descrizione libro Rowman & Littlefield Publisher, 2010. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P111442206578