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The G.I. Bill and U.S. Social Policy, Past and Future*

  • Theda Skocpol (a1)

The fiftieth anniversary of the death of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt arrived only months after the 1994 U.S. elections brought to power conservative Republican congressional majorities determined to reverse key legacies of Roosevelt's New Deal. At this juncture of special poignancy for many of those assembled at the “Little White House” in Warm Springs, Georgia on April 12, 1995, President Bill Clinton offered remarks on “Remembering Franklin D. Roosevelt.” “Like our greatest presidents,” Clinton eulogized, Roosevelt “showed us how to be a nation in time of great stress” and “taught us again and again that our government could be an instrument of democratic destiny.”

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Keith W. Olson , “The G.I. Bill and Higher Education: Success and Surprise,” American Quarterly, vol. 25, no. 5 (121973), p. 601.

Jere R. Behrman , Robert A. Pollak , and Paul Taubman , “Family Resources, Family Size, and Access to Financing for College Education,” Journal of Political Economy, vol. 97, no. 21 (1989), pp. 398419.

David O'Neill , “Voucher Funding of Training Programs: Evidence from the G.I. Bill,” Journal of Human Resources, vol. 12, no. 4 (Fall 1977), pp. 425–45

Joshua D. Angrist , “The Effects of Veterans' Benefits on Education and Earnings,” Industrial and Labor Relations Review, vol. 46, no. 4 071993), pp. 637–52.

Richard Seelye Jones , A History of the American Legion (Indianapolis and New York: Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1946), chs. 15 and 27.

Barry Bosworth , “Putting Social Security to Work: How to Restore the Balance between Generations,” Brookings Review, vol. 13, no. 4 (Fall 1995), pp. 3639

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Social Philosophy and Policy
  • ISSN: 0265-0525
  • EISSN: 1471-6437
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