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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

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

George Klosko

Oxford University Press

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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