Discussion 2: Disenfranchisement of the Social Security Program


While Social Security provides a safety net of sorts for millions of people, there are still many groups who are not adequately served by this program. For example, there are disparities in the Social Security benefits women receive in comparison to men.

For this Discussion, review this week’s resources. Also, conduct some Internet research to select a population that you think might be disenfranchised by the Social Security program. Consider how the population you selected might be disenfranchised by the Social Security program.
By Day 4

Post a brief description of the population you selected. Then, explain how that population might be disenfranchised by the Social Security program based on research, statistics, or policy analysis. Support your post with specific references to the resources. Be sure to provide full APA citations for your references.

  Required Readings Popple, P. R., & Leighninger, L. (2015). The policy-based profession: An introduction to social welfare policy analysis for social workers. (6th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education.
Chapter 7, “Aging: Social Security as an Entitlement” (pp. 139-163) NASW. (2009). Social work speaks. Washington, DC: NASW Press.
Long-term Care (pp. 223–228) U.S. Social Security Administration. (n.d.). Retrieved October 10, 2013, from http://www.ssa.gov/ Congressional Budget Office. (2010). Social Security policy options. Retrieved from http://www.cbo.gov/publication/21547