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Quadagno, Jill S.

Overview
Works: 44 works in 177 publications in 2 languages and 8,501 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Conference papers and proceedings  Bibliography  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, pre, Other
Classifications: HQ503, 305.5690973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jill S Quadagno
One nation, uninsured : why the U.S. has no national health insurance by Jill S Quadagno( Book )

22 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every industrial nation in the world, except the United States, guarantees their citizens access to essential health care services. One in eight Americans, 43 million people, a majority of them in working families, do not have any health care insurance. One Nation, Uninsured offers a history of America's failed efforts to address the health care needs of its citizens. Ranging across the 20th century, Jill Quadagno shows how each attempt to enact national health insurance was met with fierce attacks by powerful stakeholders who mobilized their considerable resources to keep the financing of health care out of the government's hands. Quadagno describes how in the first half of the twentieth century physicians led the anti-reform coalition, fearful that government entry would mean government control of the lucrative private health care market. Doctors lobbied legislators, influenced elections by giving large campaign contributions to sympathetic candidates, and organized "grassroots" protests, conspiring with other like-minded groups to defeat reform efforts. Only with Medicare and Medicaid, coverage for the very poor and the old--two groups that private insurers don't want to cover--have we seen any success with government insured health care. Yet even as Medicare succeeded at mid-century and physicians and the AMA receded from the battle's front lines, the insurance industry assumed a leading role against reform. Extending from the Progressive Era to the Clinton years, One Nation, Uninsured offers a sweeping history of the battles over health care
The color of welfare : how racism undermined the war on poverty by Jill S Quadagno( Book )

24 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirty years after Lyndon Johnson declared a War on Poverty, the United States still lags behind most Western democracies in national welfare systems, lacking such basic programs as national health insurance and child care support. Some critics have explained the failure of social programs by citing our tradition of individual freedom and libertarian values, while others point to weaknesses within the working class. In The Color of Welfare, Jill Quadagno takes exception to these claims, placing race at the center of the "American Dilemma," as Swedish economist Gunnar Myrdal did half a century ago. The "American creed" of liberty, justice, and equality clashed with a history of active racial discrimination, says Quadagno. It is racism that has undermined the War on Poverty, and America must come to terms with this history if there is to be any hope of addressing welfare reform today. From Reconstruction to Lyndon Johnson and beyond, Quadagno reveals how American social policy has continually foundered on issues of race. Drawing on extensive primary research, Quadagno shows, for instance, how Roosevelt, in need of support from southern congressmen, excluded African Americans from the core programs of the Social Security Act. Turning to Lyndon Johnson's "unconditional war on poverty," she contends that though anti-poverty programs for job training, community action, health care, housing, and education accomplished much, they were not fully realized because they became inextricably intertwined with the civil rights movement of the 1960s, which triggered a white backlash. Job training programs became affirmative action programs, programs to improve housing became programs to integrate housing, programs that began as community action to upgrade the quality of life in the cities were taken over by local civil rights groups. This shift of emphasis eventually alienated white, working-class Americans, who had some of the same needs - for health care, subsidized housing, and job training opportunities - but who got very little from these programs. At the same time, affirmative action clashed openly with organized labor, and housing programs raised protests from the white suburban middle-class, who didn't want their neighborhoods integrated. Quadagno shows that Nixon, who initially supported many of Johnson's programs, eventually caught on that the white middle class was disenchanted. He realized that his grand plan for welfare reform, the Family Assistance Plan, threatened to undermine wages in the South and alienate the Republican party's new constituency - white, southern Democrats - and therefore dropped it. In the 1960s, the United States embarked on a journey to resolve the "American Dilemma." Yet instead of finally instituting full democratic rights for all its citizens, the policies enacted in that turbulent decade failed dismally. The Color of Welfare reveals the root cause of this failure - the inability to address racial inequality
The transformation of old age security : class and politics in the American welfare state by Jill S Quadagno( Book )

10 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aging and the life course : an introduction to social gerontology by Jill S Quadagno( Book )

24 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aging in early industrial society : work, family, and social policy in nineteenth-century England by Jill S Quadagno( Book )

11 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The golden age of aging; England in transition; Household and kin; Poor law policy and old age pauperism; The impact of government growth; Work and retirement; The degradation of age; Lessons from the past
Social bonds in later life : aging and interdependence( Book )

10 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

States, labor markets, and the future of old age policy( Book )

7 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the last decade worries about population aging, increases in national expenditures for the elderly, and the trend toward early retirement have aroused new concerns about the future of old-age security. Myles and Quadagno have assembled a collection of original essays that examine how different countries have responded to these issues. The essays in Part I explore the recent politics of old age in Great Britain, Canada, Poland, Scandinavia, West Germany, France, the Netherlands, Japan, and Australia. They demonstrate that while, during the Reagan and Thatcher era, the United States and Great Britain forged debates about old-age policies around a neo-conservative agenda, other countries facing similar matters followed different paths. In Part II, the authors examine how transformations in labor- market practices are gradually altering the status of older workers and with it our conventional understanding of old age. The reconstruction of the international division of labor, the shift of employment from goods to services, and the adoption of new, knowledge-intensive technologies are changing the economic and political basis of the organization of old age. As we move toward the next century, these essays provide a starting point for a new generation of studies in the political economy of aging
The family in various cultures by Stuart Alfred Queen( Book )

5 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A survey of twelve family systems in twelve cultural and historical settings throughout the world. Different societies in different ages have worked out different ways of handling problems of marriage, child rearing, sex regulation, kinship responsiblities, etc. In this engrosing thoroughly readable book, the cultural heritage of the American family system is traced back through seven different systems, showing a sequence of historical influences. Five other systems those of the Toda, the Hopi, the Baganda, the pre-revolutionary Chinese, and that of the kibbutz-offer a contrast with the American family and portray the wide range of variation in forms of family life
Aging, the individual and society : readings in social gerontology( Book )

3 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ending a career in the auto industry : 30 and out by Melissa A Hardy( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the 1980s the news media were filled with reports of soaring unemployment as 'downsizing' and `restructuring' became the new buzzwords. Firms managed their workforce reduction by increasing the attractiveness of their pension plans-especially their early-retirement plans. In this volume, the authors examine the U.S. auto industry and present a full-scale analysis of the work and retirement decisions of its workers. They address organizational context and the logic of financial incentives in employer-provided early retirement plans. The impact of pension provisions, layoffs, plant closures, attitudes about `generational equity', and other factors influencing the workers' evaluation of the optimum time to end their careers in the auto industry are explored
From nursing homes to home care by Marie E Cowart( Book )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Race and Gender Differences in the Distribution of Home and Community-Based Services in FloridaPLANNING OUR FUTURE LONG-TERM CARE POLICY; Financing Reform for Long-Term Care: Strategies for Public and Private Long-Term Care Insurance; Designing Home Care Benefits: The Range of Options and Experience; Home Care: Moving Forward with Continuous Quality Improvement; Long-Term Care Policy and the American Family; Index
Aging for the twenty-first century : readings in social gerontology( Book )

2 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Supervisors and supervision of teachers of the deaf by Philip James Schmitt( Book )

2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Challenges in nursing home care( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gerontology by Jill S Quadagno( )

in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il welfare state negli Stati Uniti : dal New Deal alla guerra alla povertà by Jill S Quadagno( )

1 edition published in 1998 in Italian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retirement communities and congregate housing for the elderly : an annotated bibliography by Jill S Quadagno( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aging and the Life Course +connect Access Card by Jill S Quadagno( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Determinants of resident mental health in Florida's assisted living communities by Brandy Danielle Harris( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in historical social change( )

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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One nation, uninsured : why the U.S. has no national health insurance
Alternative Names
Jill Quadagno American sociologist

Quadagno, Jill.

Quadagno, Jill 1942-

Quadagno, Jill S.

Quadagno, Jill S. 1942-

Quadagno, Jill Sobel.

Quadagno, Jill Sobel 1942-

Languages
English (146)

Italian (1)

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The color of welfare : how racism undermined the war on povertyThe transformation of old age security : class and politics in the American welfare stateAging and the life course : an introduction to social gerontologyStates, labor markets, and the future of old age policyEnding a career in the auto industry : 30 and outFrom nursing homes to home careAging for the twenty-first century : readings in social gerontology