Issues for Debate in Social Policy is a reader intended to serve as a supplement for core texts in social policy (Reisch and Jimenez). The reader is intended to be bundled with the T1 as a supplemental offering for professors considering the key text. The new edition will contain new articles related to the following issues: • Women and Work • Tea Party Movement • Climate Change • Gay Rights • Homeless Students • Caring for Veterans • Government Spending • Minimum Wage • Health Care • Aging Polulation • Gun Control • Mental Health Policy • Domestic Violence • US Trade Policy • Border Security • Assisted Suicide Features and Benefits: Overview. Each article begins with an overview, consisting of a summary of what will be discussed in the rest of the chapter, and which generally begins with a human interest story Key questions. The following section includes current debates on each topic discussed and is structured around key questions, such as “Is the United States Prepared for Another Major Disaster?” and “Should the Military Play the Lead Role in Disaster Response?” (found in the Disaster Preparedness article) Background. The background section provides a history of the issues being examined, and covers important legislative measures, executive actions and court decisions that show how current policy has evolved. Current Situation. This section discusses how each issue is being handled and what may be considered for the future. Outlook. Each article concludes with this section, which addresses possible solutions to the issues and what experts in the field expect and suggest. Additional features. Each chapter will also include a pro versus con debate between two experts on each topic; a chronology of key dates; short features; and an annotated bibliography.

Climate Change

Climate change
Jennifer Weeks

A Villager Rafts through Flood Waters in Northeastern India on Sept. 25, 2012. Scientists Say the Negative Effects of Climate Change, Including Flooding Caused by Sea-Level Rise, as Well as Heat Waves and Storms, Will Affect Developing Countries Most Severely because they are ...

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