PLS101- CH16- Social Policy

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How is eligibility determined for noncontributory programs such as TANF?
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means testing
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Reforming social policy to address poverty in a redistributive manner
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faces a major hurdle in being placed on the policy agenda.
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What spurred the national government to become more heavily involved in elementary and secondary education?
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Cold War competition with the Soviets
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The danger or probability that a policy will encourage the behavior or cause the problem it is hoping to ensure against is known a
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moral hazard.
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All of the following account for Americans’ historical bias against welfare programs except
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constitutional restrictions.
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Why did Otto von Bismarck argue that the welfare system was a good idea?
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It gave the lower classes a stake in the system and something to lose.
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Which of the following social programs provides \”in-kind\” benefits?
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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
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Critics of charter school efforts argue that they are
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class-biased.
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Which social program is old-age insurance and can be considered \”forced savings\”?
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Social Security
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The Great Depression showed Americans that poverty and dependency were
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sometimes the result of broader imperfections in the economy, and not of individual responsibility.
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Which president advocated the No Child Left Behind Act, which substantially increased the federal government’s role in education?
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George W. Bush
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The process of adjusting social benefits or wages to account for inflation is called
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indexing.
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Which is NOT one of the three goals of social policy?
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guaranteeing equality of outcomes
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Which of the following is NOT true of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act?
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Its cost-saving and fraud detection features generated bipartisan support in Congress.
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The 1996 welfare reform
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resulted in a sharp decrease in the number of families receiving assistance.

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