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Author Massaro, Thomas, 1961-

Title United States welfare policy : a Catholic response / Thomas J. Massaro
Published Washington, D.C. : Georgetown University Press, [2007]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 257 pages)
Series Moral traditions series
Moral traditions series.
Contents Catholic social teaching : general approaches to social policy -- The historical context of U.S. welfare policy -- At the crossroads : the welfare reform law of 1996 -- The bishops' contribution to the welfare reform debate -- Implementing welfare reform, 1996-2006 -- The politics and ethics of welfare reauthorization
Summary The Welfare Reform Act of 1996 drastically changed the delivery of social services in the United States for the first time in sixty years. More than a decade later, according to Catholic social ethicist Thomas Massaro, a disturbing gap exists between the laws we have enacted as a nation and the moral concerns we profess as a people. Massaro contends that ethicists too often focus on strictly theoretical concerns rather than engaging concrete social and political issues, while public policy experts are uncomfortable drawing ethical judgments about legislation. United States Welfare Policy takes
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-243) and index
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Subject Catholic Church -- Doctrines.
Public welfare -- Religious aspects -- Catholic Church
Public welfare -- United States.
United States -- Social policy.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2006031178
ISBN 1435627393 (electronic bk.)
1589014804 (electronic bk.)
9781435627390 (electronic bk.)
9781589014800 (electronic bk.)