ERIC Number: ED310208
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-May
Reference Count: N/A
The Common Good: Social Welfare and the American Future. Policy Recommendations of the Executive Panel [Final Report].
Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
The core of the U.S. social welfare system provides old-age pensions, unemployment insurance, and aid to dependent children. In recent years, as social and economic developments have created new vulnerabilities for the American family, observers are asking whether the system needs refinement and rethinking. The Project on Social Welfare and the American Future was established by the Ford Foundation to address the issue of making the welfare system more responsive to the present needs of children and families. The project consisted of research, policy analysis, and deliberations by an 11-member panel of citizens representing the business, academic, labor, civic, and civil rights communities. This final report of the project includes the following sections: (1) Reexamining Our Social Welfare System; (2) Infancy and Childhood: A Time to Sow; (3) Young Adulthood: Preparing for a World of Work; (4) The Working Years: Increasing Economic Opportunity and Social Protection; (5) Old Age: A Time to Reap and Sow Again; and (6) How to Pay the Bill. Three appendices list related resources and other projects funded by the Project on Social Welfare and the American Future. (VM)
Descriptors: Economic Opportunities, Economically Disadvantaged, Federal Legislation, Financial Support, Government Role, Policy Formation, Poverty, Program Effectiveness, Social Action, Sociocultural Patterns, Welfare Services
Ford Foundation, Office of Communications, 320 East 43rd Street, New York, NY 10017 (free).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Social Security