- What is the purpose and process of social policy-making and how is it affected by both formal and informal institutions?
- Our next public policy focus is social policy policy. Simply, social policy is that which is geared towards addressing human needs, bettering the human condition, or confronting a social issue (as opposed to an economic or security issue). Included within the realm of social policy is health care, education, poverty, labor, criminal justice, and inequality. Hot-button issues like abortion and gay marriage are also a part of social policy.
- No doubt, much controversy surrounds these social issues, and the role of government in this area is no exception.
- What role should the United States government play in alleviating poverty? Should the government ensure access to health care for all Americans? Should gay marriage be a state or national issue? Does the Constitution permit federal intervention in social issues at all?
- All of these are the kinds of questions facing social policy makers in the 21st century.
- use the following guided worksheet with the social policy prezi to help you research the objectives...
Next, as we did in the previous lesson...
- follow the directions in the final segment of the Prezi by working with your partner to examine the three key policies in the chart below. Links to information on each are also below. Be prepared to discuss each in class.