9780495604198

Social Welfare Policy and Social Programs A Values Perspective

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  • ISBN13:

    9780495604198

  • ISBN10:

    0495604194

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 5/6/2009
  • Publisher: Brooks Cole
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Summary

Offering a new values perspective, Elizabeth Segal's SOCIAL WELFARE POLICY AND SOCIAL PROGRAMS, Second Edition takes the student beyond identifying, describing, and analyzing social welfare policies. Segal demonstrates how the myriad values of diverse groups in America have influenced current policies, and helps students recognize that analysis takes place through the lens of these often opposing values. The dual themes of critical thinking and critical evaluation provide the framework of the book, and Segal's unique attention to international perspectives on values around social welfare policies and social programs heightens students' awareness of the global implications of social work around the world.

Table of Contents

Social Welfare Policy and Underlying Values
Historical Foundations of Social Welfare in America
Conceptual Foundations of Social Welfare Policy
The Delivery of Social Welfare Services
Social Justice and Civil Rights
Analyzing Social Welfare Policies
Social Insurance
Poverty and Economic Inequality
The Impact of the Economy: Employment, Budgets, and Taxes
Children and Families
Health Care Policy
Aging and Social Welfare Policy
U.S. Social Welfare Policies and International Comparisons
The Impact of Social Welfare Policy
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