Assignment 1-2 page on social policy at the local, state, and federal
Social welfare and economic policies have a significant impact on the delivery of and access to social services. Economic policies, such as tax incentives, public spending cuts, or unemployment benefits, can influence how much money is available for social services providers to use in their programs.
This affects not only how resources are allocated within a specific program but also which types of individuals may be eligible for those services. For example, an increase in taxes might lead to fewer people qualifying for certain social service programs that rely upon lower-income households being able to afford them. Additionally, changes in macroeconomic conditions can make it more difficult for families to access the funds needed to cover expenses related to accessing these services – such as transportation or healthcare costs – leading them to opt out entirely due to financial barriers.
On the other hand, social welfare policies like minimum wage increases or expansion of income support programs could help address these issues by making it easier for people with low incomes to remain financially stable while still having enough left over each month after bills and other obligations are met in order seeking out resources they need. In summary, both social welfare and economic polices affect the availability and accessibility of critical social services that many people rely on day-to-day.