Social Welfare: Politics and Public Policy, (Research Navigator Edition) Sixth Edition By:Diana M. DiNitto (Universityof Texas at Austin) With Linda K. Cummins (Barry University) Overview: Social Welfare: Politics and Public Policy is a comprehensive and easy-to-understand introduction to the social welfare system and social welfare policy. Now in a Research Navigator Edition, the text includes: 64 pages of additional material in the front matter, featuring a chapter-by-chapter update on various policy issues and legislation since November 2004 New exercises and activities for each chapter, asking students to think critically about some of the issues, or to do further research on them An access code for Research Navigator on the inside front cover Research Navigatoris the easiest way for students to start a research assignment or research paper. Complete with extensive help on the research process and four exclusive databases of credible and reliable source material including the EBSCO Academic Journal and Abstract Database, New York Times Search by Subject Archive, Best of the Web Link Library, and Financial Times Article Archive and Company Financials, Research Navigator helps students quickly and efficiently make the most of their research time. What Reviewers Are Saying: One of the positive strengths of this text is an emphasis on appropriate research and current trends in the area being discussed. In particular, the material on child support enforcement is some of the best that can be found. Given the reputation of the author as a top-notch researcher, this carries over and is evidenced in the text. --Stephen C. Anderson, Ph.D., The University of Oklahoma It is an excellent overview and introduction to this broad topic Social Welfare policy and programs, and provides essential basic information, as well as brief histories of the types of debates and controversies that have occurred in each of the various topic areas covered. --Carole Upshur, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts - Boston [ Insert MyHelpingLab Advertisement ]Diana MDinito is the author of 'Social Welfare- Politics & Public Policy with Research Navigator 6th EDITION' with ISBN 9780205503476 and ISBN 0205503470.