Understanding Social Welfare

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1997-01-01
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Understanding Social Welfare introduces readers to the issues, historical influences, trends, methods of operation, and unresolved conflicts of American social welfare. This well-organized, comprehensive, and scholarly book is accessible to social workers and helps them acquire the basic tools for understanding, analyzing, and evaluating social welfare policies and programs. The book focuses on the impact of social structure on people's lives, emphasizing the current concerns of a diverse client population, and incorporating the latest social welfare legislation. For those involved with social welfare and policy.

Table of Contents

Self-Reliance, Dependence, and Responsibilityp. 1
Social Values and Social Welfarep. 19
Social Values and Social Welfare: England from the Middle Ages Onwardp. 41
Social Values and Social Welfare: The American Experiencep. 65
America, Poverty, Two Paths, and American Dreamsp. 91
Concepts for Social Welfarep. 111
Examining A Social Welfare Program: Structural Components, Alternative Program Characteristics, and Evaluationp. 131
The Welfare Society and Its Clientsp. 155
Current Social Welfare Programs - Economic Securityp. 187
Social Welfare Programs: Sustaining the Quality of Lifep. 233
Non-Profit and Private Social Welfarep. 273
Social Work: The Emergence of a Professionp. 295
Social Work: Functions, Context, and Issuesp. 317
Social Trends Affecting Social Welfarep. 341
Alternative Programs to Meet Social Welfare Needsp. 373
Appendix A: Sources of Informationp. 413
Indexp. 417
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