Roach, Jack L.; Roach, Janet K.
February 1984
Humanity & Society;Feb84, Vol. 8 Issue 1, p1
Academic Journal
The concerns of this paper is the roots and consequences of cuts in social spending and their implications for practice. It discusses how economic crisis leads to social problems, policy and action. A decade ago, it would not have occurred to most social scientists that anyone would attempt to tamper with social security, seriously restrict services and benefits for low-income people, or reduce the number of young people eligible for help in attending college. Now, contrary to the expectations of a decade ago, tremendous cuts in social spending have been carried out and more are in the offing. These cuts have eliminated or drastically limited social programs which were virtually sacrosanct for many years. The outcome of this sweeping reduction in social spending has been an exacerbation of already existing social problems. How this turnabout occurred, whether it is a temporary aberration, and the implications for present and future policies and strategies for the solution of social problems are the concerns of this paper.


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