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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 Responsibility
Social Values and Social Welfare
Social Values and Social Welfare: England from the Middle Ages Onward
Social Values and Social Welfare: The American Experience
America, Poverty, Two Paths, and American Dreams
Concepts for Social Welfare
Examining A Social Welfare Program: Structural Components, Alternative Program Characteristics, and Evaluation
The Welfare Society and Its Clients
Current Social Welfare Programs - Economic Security
Social Welfare Programs: Sustaining the Quality of Life
Non-Profit and Private Social Welfare
Social Work: The Emergence of a Profession
Social Work: Functions, Context, and Issues
Social Trends Affecting Social Welfare
Alternative Programs to Meet Social Welfare Needs
Appendix A: Sources of Information
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