Statistical Handbook on the Social Safety Net (Oryx Statistical Handbooks)
Fernando F. PadroISBN: 1573565164;
In this book, the author begins by defining the concept of a social safety net and discussing the economic health of various nations and their definitions of poverty. Traditional safety net programs, such as social security, unemployment insurance and workers compensation, Medicare and Medicaid, and the welfare system in the United States and other countries are discussed in depth. Additional chapters provide detailed analysis devoted soley to programs affecting women and children. The availability of statistical information has increased dramatically on the Internet, yet it can be difficult to find and interpret. This Handbook presents a carefully selected array of 300 tables, graphs, and charts, placing valuable statistics into context with introductory text.
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