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Cohen, Wilbur J. (Wilbur Joseph) 1913-1987

Works: 173 works in 343 publications in 2 languages and 7,502 library holdings
Genres: Television news programs  History  Television press conferences  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  Documentary films  Biographical films  Nonfiction films  Television panel discussions  Political platforms 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee, Speaker, Other, Contributor
Classifications: PN4784.P69, 301.32973
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Social security: universal or selective? by Wilbur J Cohen( Book )

30 editions published between 1960 and 1972 in English and French and held by 1,101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Demographic dynamics in America by Wilbur J Cohen( Book )

10 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings in social security by William Haber( Book )

15 editions published between 1948 and 1949 in English and Undetermined and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. Social Security : the life of Wilbur J. Cohen by Edward D Berkowitz( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

JFK tagged him "Mr. Social Security." LBJ praised him as the "planner, architect, builder and repairman on every major piece of social legislation [since 1935]." The New York Times called him "one of the country's foremost technicians in public welfare." Time portrayed him as a man of "boundless energy, infectious enthusiasm, and a drive for action." His name was Wilbur Cohen. For half a century from the New Deal through the Great Society, Cohen (1913-1987) was one of the key players in the creation and expansion of the American welfare state. From the Social Security Act of 1935 through the establishment of disability insurance in 1956 and the creation of Medicare in 1965, he was a leading articulator and advocate of an expanding Social Security system. He played that role so well that he prompted Senator Paul Douglas's wry comment that "an expert on Social Security is a person who knows Wilbur Cohen's telephone number." The son of Jewish immigrants, Cohen left his Milwaukee home in the early 1930s to attend the University of Wisconsin and never looked back. Filled with a great thirst for knowledge and wider horizons, he followed his mentors Edwin Witte and Arthur Altmeyer to Washington, D.C., and began a career that would eventually land him a top position in LBJ's cabinet as Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare. Variously described as a practical visionary, an action intellectual, a consummate bureaucrat and a relentless incrementalist, Cohen was a master behind-the-scenes player who turned legislative compromise into an art form. He inhabited a world in which the passage of legislation was the ultimate reward. Driven by his progressive vision, he time and again persuaded legislators on both sides of the aisle to introduce and support expansive social programs. Like a shuttle in a loom he moved invisibly back and forth, back and forth, until the finely woven legislative cloth emerged before the public's eye
Towards freedom from want by Sar A Levitan( Book )

5 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retirement policies under social security : a legislative history of retirement ages, the retirement test, and disability benefits by Wilbur J Cohen( Book )

13 editions published in 1957 in English and Undetermined and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legacies of social change 100 years of professional social work in the U.S.( Visual )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A two-part documentary surveying the birth and growth of social work in the United States. Many of social work's early and recent leaders are featured including Jane Addams, Mary Richmond, E. Franklin Frazier, Harry Hopkins, Frances Perkins, Jane Hoey, Whitney Young, Ana Dumois and Del Anderson. Together the stories tell of the values and forces that gave rise to the profession in public and private sectors and individually recount the struggles and achievements of each leader to carry out social work's mission
The New Deal, fifty years after : a historical assessment( Book )

6 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Roosevelt New Deal : a program assessment fifty years after( Book )

6 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Report of the Committee on Economic Security of 1935, and other basic documents relating to the development of the Social Security Act by United States( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War and post-war social security by Wilbur J Cohen( Book )

7 editions published between 1942 and 1992 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Womanpower policies for the 1970's; [an address] by Wilbur J Cohen( Book )

8 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... a condensed transcript of the seminar held in Washington, D.C., April 13, 1967."
Unemployment insurance and agricultural labor in Great Britain by Wilbur J Cohen( Book )

4 editions published in 1940 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The prevention and reduction of dependency; a report of a two year demonstration and research project among direct relief recipients in Washtenaw County, Michigan by Wilbur J Cohen( Book )

3 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meet the press( Visual )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On this edition of Meet the Press: Garrick Utley, Elizabeth Drew, and Tim Russert for a panel to discuss ongoing budget and income tax issues with Senator George Mitchell
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Alternative Names
Cohen, Wilbur 1913-1987

Cohen, Wilbur J.

Cohen, Wilbur Joseph 1913-

Cohen, Wilbur Joseph 1913-1987

Wilbur J. Cohen Amerikaans politicus (1913-1987)

Wilbur J. Cohen US-amerikanischer Politiker und Hochschullehrer

ويلبر كوهين

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English (157)

French (1)