An international course of action followed by government in dealing w/ some problem or matter of concern.
A set of issues to be discussed or given attention.
All Public issues that are viewed as requiring governmental attention; a discussion agenda.
Governmental (institutional) Agenda
The changing list of issues to which governments believe they should address themselves.
The constant process of forming the list of issues to be addressed by government.
The crafting of appropriate and acceptable proposed courses of action to ameliorate or resolve public problems.
The approval of policy proposed by the people with the requisite authority such as legislature.
The process of carrying our public policy through governmental agencies and the courts.
The process of determine whether a course of action is achieving its intended goals.
Social Security Act
A 1935 law that established old age insurance (Social Security) and assistance for needy, children, and others, and unemployment insurance.
Non-means based program
Program such as Social Security Where benefits are provided irrespective of the income or mean of recipients.
Income security program intended to assist those whose incomes fall below a designated level.
Old Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance
This program began as old-age insurance, providing benefits only to retired workers.
Unemployment insurance is financed by a payroll tax paid by employers. The program pays benefits to workers who are covered by the government plan and are unemployed through no fault of their own.
Supplemental Security Income
This program began under the social Security Act as a granted-in-aid program to help the needy aged or blind.
Family and Child Support
Aid to families with dependent children (AFDC), the predecessors to the Temporary Assistance of Needy Families (TANF) program.
income security program to which all those meeting eligibility criteria are entitled.
The federal program established in the Lyndon B. Johnson administration that provides medical care to elderly Social Security recipients.
An expansion of medicare, this program subsidizes medical care for the poor.
Clean Air Act of 1970
The Law that established the primary standards for air quality in the United States. A revised version was passed in 1990.
The increase in global temperatures due to carbon emissions from burning fossil fuels such as coal.