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.
Elizabeth A. Segal is a Professor in Arizona State University's School of Social Work. Along with this text, Segal has multiple publications, including an introduction to social work text and numerous journal articles. She is a co-founder and editor emeritus of the Journal of Poverty. Her areas of research and interest include inequality, social justice, and social empathy.
1. Social Welfare Policy and Underlying Values. 2. Historical Foundations of Social Welfare in America. 3. Conceptual Foundations of Social Welfare Policy. 4. The Delivery of Social Welfare Services. 5. Social Justice and Civil Rights. 6. Analyzing Social Welfare Policies. 7. Social Insurance. 8. Poverty and Economic Inequality. 9. The Impact of the Economy: Employment, Budgets, and Taxes. 10. Children and Families. 11. Health Care Policy. 12. Aging and Social Welfare Policy. 13. U.S. Social Welfare Policies and International Comparisons. 14. The Impact of Social Welfare Policy.