The Transformation of Old Age Security: Class and Politics in the American Welfare State

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Why did the United States lag behind Germany, Britain, and Sweden in adopting a national plan for the elderly? When the Social Security Act was finally enacted in 1935, why did it depend on a class-based double standard? Why is old age welfare in the United States still less comprehensive than its European counterparts? In this sophisticated analytical chronicle of one hundred years of American welfare history, Jill Quadagno explores the curious birth of old age assistance in the United States. Grounded in historical ...

The Transformation of Old Age Security: Class and Politics in the American Welfare State 1988, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226699233

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