This core text book takes social policy back to its basics. Concise, accessible and engaging, each chapter is structured around a key question, such as 'What Is Social Policy And Why Is It Relevant To You?', 'Do You Pay Too Much Tax For The Social Policy Benefits You Receive?' Or 'Can Social Policy Solve The Problem Of Poverty?'. It breaks the subject down to make it more understandable and relatable to real life so students understand the theory that underpins social policy but also what it actually means in practice. This is essential reading for students taking an introductory social policy module as part of a social policy or social work degree programme, and anyone else wanting a straight forward guide to connecting the theory with people's lives.
1. What Is Social Policy And Why Is It Relevant To You? 2. Which Benefits Do You Receive From Social Policy, And Who Receives The Most Benefits? 3. Why Has Your Cradle To Grave Entitlement To Social Policy Benefits Developed To Exist As It Does Today? 4. Do You Pay Too Much Tax For The Social Policy Benefits You Receive? 5. Can Social Policy Solve The Problem Of Poverty? 6. Should Entitlement To Social Policy Benefits Be Just For Some People Or For Everyone? 7. How Broadly Or Narrowly Should Social Policy Meet Your Welfare Needs? 8. Who Should Provide Social Policies? 9. What Does The Future Hold For Social Policy? 10. How Can Your Ideological Beliefs Make And Change Social Policy? 11. Is Relying On Social Policy Benefits Over A Long Time An Easy Life? 12. Why Is Studying Social Policy Relevant To You?