Social Welfare Policy and Social Programs: A Value Perspective / Edition 3

Social Welfare Policy and Social Programs: A Value Perspective / Edition 3

by Elizabeth A. Segal
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0840029128

ISBN-13: 9780840029126

Pub. Date: 05/11/2012

Publisher: Cengage Learning

Segal's SOCIAL WELFARE POLICY AND SOCIAL PROGRAMS, Third Edition not only enables you to identify, describe, and analyze social welfare policies, but it also draws you into an examination of the values and beliefs that drive our social welfare system. The author demonstrates how the myriad values of diverse groups in America have influenced current policies, and

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Segal's SOCIAL WELFARE POLICY AND SOCIAL PROGRAMS, Third Edition not only enables you to identify, describe, and analyze social welfare policies, but it also draws you into an examination of the values and beliefs that drive our social welfare system. The author demonstrates how the myriad values of diverse groups in America have influenced current policies, and shows 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 will heighten your awareness of the global implications of social work around the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780840029126
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
05/11/2012
Series:
Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
518,528
Product dimensions:
2.87(w) x 3.54(h) x 0.28(d)

Table of Contents

PART I: UNDERSTANDING SOCIAL WELFARE. 1. Social Welfare Policy and Underlying Values. 2. Historical Foundations of Social Welfare in America. 3. Conceptual Foundations of Social Welfare Policy. 4. Analyzing and Researching Social Welfare Policies. 5. The Delivery of Social Welfare Services. PART II: CRITICAL CONCERNS THAT AFFECT ALL ARENAS OF SOCIAL WELFARE. 6. Social Justice and Civil Rights. 7. Poverty and Economic Inequality. 8. Economics, Employment, Budgets, and Taxes. PART III: KEY SOCIAL WELFARE POLICIES AND SOCIAL PROGRAMS. 9. Social Insurance. 10. Aging and Social Welfare Policy. 11. Children and Families. 12. Health Care Policy. PART IV: BUILDING ON OUR KNOWLEDGE OF SOCIAL WELFARE POLICIES AND PROGRAMS. 13. United States Social Welfare Policies and International Comparisons. 14. Policy Practice and the Impact of Social Welfare Policies.

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