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The Transformation of American Liberalism$
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George Klosko

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780199973415

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199973415.001.0001

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Social Insurance and Welfare

Social Insurance and Welfare

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(p.151) Chapter 6 Social Insurance and Welfare
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The Transformation of American Liberalism
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George Klosko

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199973415.003.0007

Distinctive nature of social insurance and how American welfare programs were justified in these terms. Programs discussed are Social Security, “welfare” (AFDC/TANF), Supplemental Security Income, Earned Income Tax Credit, and Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society. Emphasis on basic distinction in American political culture between “deserving” and “undeserving” citizens.

Keywords:   social insurance, Social Security, “welfare” (AFDC/TANF), Supplemental Security Income, Earned Income Tax Credit, Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society, equality of opportunity, War on Poverty

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