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

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780840029126
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 5/11/2012
  • Series: Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 48,953
  • Product dimensions: 2.87 (w) x 3.54 (h) x 0.28 (d)

Meet the Author

Elizabeth A. Segal is Associate Dean of Arizona State University's College of Public Programs and is Professor in the ASU School of Social Work. Additionally, she serves on the CSWE Commission on Leadership Development. Along with this text, Segal has multiple publications, including a social policy textbook and numerous journal articles, and is co-editor of the JOURNAL OF POVERTY. Her areas of research and interest include inequality, social justice and low-income women, children and families.

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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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