Understanding Social Welfare: A Search for Social Justice / Edition 9

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Overview

Focuses on values and the historical impact of socio-economic structures

Understanding Social Welfare: A Search for Social Justice is presented in an organized, comprehensive, and scholarly manner, including social policy concepts. It is accessible to students and helps them acquire the basic tools for understanding, analyzing, and evaluating social welfare policies and programs. This text focuses on the impact of social structure on people’s lives, emphasizing the current concerns of diverse client populations and the search for social justice. It places U.S. welfare in philosophical, political, economic, and international contexts, and includes the latest discussion of policy issues related to gay men and lesbians.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205179701
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 1/27/2012
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 134,597
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Ralph Dolgoff is a professor at the University of Maryland, Baltimore where he also served as Dean. Previously he served as acting dean and associate dean at the Adelphi University School of Social Work, and as Senior Program Specialist at the Council on Social Work Education. Dr. Dolgoff is the author of Introduction to Supervisory Practice in the Human Services and con-author (with Donna Harrington and Frank Loewenberg) of Ethical Decisions for Social Work Practice (9th edition), two editions of which have been translated into Korean and Chinese. He has published widely on social and welfare services, ethics, social policy, and social work education.

Dr. Donald Feldstein is the former executive vice-president of the Council of Jewish federations. He had a distinguished career in Jewish Communal Services and in social work education. He is the author of numerous monographs and articles in the previously mentioned fields.

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Table of Contents

IN THIS SECTION:

1.) BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS

2.) FULL TABLE OF CONTENTS


BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Chapter 1: Socioeconomic Structure, Human Needs, and Mutual Responsibility

Chapter 2: Social Values and Social Welfare

Chapter 3: Social Values and Social Welfare: England from the Middle Ages Onward

Chapter 4: Social Values and Social Welfare: The American Experience I

Chapter 5: America and Poverty: Two Paths: The American Experience II

Chapter 6: Concepts for Social Welfare

Chapter 7: Examining a Social Welfare Program within the Context of Social Justice: Structural Components, Alternative Program Characteristics, and Evaluation

Chapter 8: The Welfare Society and Its Clients

Chapter 9: Current Social Welfare Programs—Economic Security

Chapter 10: Social Welfare Programs: Sustaining the Quality of Life

Chapter 11: Nonprofit and Private Social Welfare

Chapter 12: Social Work: The Emergence of a Profession

Chapter 13: Social Work: Functions, Context, and Issues

Chapter 14: Social Trends Affecting Social Welfare

Chapter 15: Toward the General Welfare and Social Justice


FULL TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Chapter 1: Socioeconomic Structure, Human Needs, and Mutual Responsibility

Overview

The Impact of Social and Economic Structures

Cascading Effects

Defining Social Welfare and Social Work

The American Myth of the Hero

Balancing Individual and Societal Responsibilities

Human Rights, Social Justice, Social Work, and Social Welfare

Equality of Opportunity

The Authors’ Perspective

Summary

Questions for Consideration

MySearchLab Connections

Notes

Chapter 2: Social Values and Social Welfare

Overview

Modern Views of Humanity

Self-Actualization versus Irritation Response Theories

Economics and Human Motivation

An Overview of History

Ancient Cultures

Early Christianity

Holy Poverty and Expectations of the Wealthy

Eastern Cultures

Summary

Questions for Consideration

MySearchLab Connections

Notes

Chapter 3: Social Values and Social Welfare: England from the Middle Ages Onward

Overview

The Early Middle Ages

The Middle Middle Ages

The Late Middle Ages to Elizabethan Poor Laws

Work and Religion

The Poor Laws

The Poor Law Compilation of 1601

Speenhamland

The Workhouse

The Poor Law of 1834

Principles of the Poor Laws

Summary

Questions for Consideration

MySearchLab Connections

Notes

Chapter 4: Social Values and Social Welfare: The American Experience I

Overview

American Poor Law Mentality

Settlements, Labor, and Imported “Poor Laws”

The Early Spanish Influence, the Mexicans, and Other Hispanics

Voluntary Mutual Aid Efforts

Voluntary and Public Responsibilities

The American Frontier: The Myth and Values

Mutual Aid among Immigrant Groups

Rugged Individualism and/or Cooperation?

American Indians and U.S. History

The Federal Role in Social Welfare

The Freedmen’s Bureau

Veterans and a Suspension of the Ethic

City, Town, and County: A Local Institution

Social Darwinism

The Coming of Social Insurance

Society, Social Values, and Modern Views of Human Nature

Summary

Questions for Consideration

MySearchLab Connections

Notes

Chapter 5: America and Poverty: Two Paths: The American Experience II

Overview

Three Discoveries of Poverty

The War on Poverty

The “Skirmish” against Poverty

Families, Children, and Poverty

The Paths Forward

Human Nature and the American Dream

Summary

Questions for Consideration

MySearchLab Connections

Notes

Chapter 6: Concepts for Social Welfare

Overview

What Is Social Welfare?

Social Policy, Social Services, and Social Work

Ideology, Social Policy, and Government Intervention

The Federal and Pluralist System

The Economic Sphere

The Importance of Fiscal and Monetary Policy

A Tarnished Business Sector?

A Second Welfare System—Corporate and Individual Welfare

Globalization and Social Justice

The Bush Administration

International and National Background Features and the Search for the Dream

Summary

Questions for Consideration

MySearchLab Connections

Notes

Chapter 7: Examining a Social Welfare Program within the Context of Social Justice: Structural Components, Alternative Program Characteristics, and Evaluation

Overview

Structural Components

Alternative Program Characteristics

Evaluating the Program

Testing for Social Justice

Views and Proponents

The Social Work Clinical Practice Sphere and Social Justice

Summary

Questions for Consideration

MySearchLab Connections

Notes

Chapter 8: The Welfare Society and Its Clients

Overview

Who Is a Client of Social Welfare?

What Is Poverty?

A Description of the Poor

Other Views of Poverty

Ideology Revisited

The Second Bush Administration

The Obama Administration

Ideology Once Again

Summary

Questions for Consideration

MySearchLab Connections

Notes

Chapter 9: Current Social Welfare Programs—Economic Security

Overview

Social Insurance Programs

Social Security (OASDI)

Unemployment Insurance

Temporary Disability Insurance

Workers’ Compensation

Income Support Programs

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

Supplemental Security Income

General Assistance

Earned Income Tax Credit

Socioeconomic Asset Development

Summary

Questions for Consideration

MySearchLab Connections

Notes

Chapter 10: Social Welfare Programs: Sustaining the Quality of Life

Overview

Managed Care: A Radical Change

Health Care Programs

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“ObamaCare”)

Nutrition Programs

Low-Income Home Energy Assistance

Housing

Veterans’ Benefits

Employment Programs

Personal Social Services

Mental Health Services

Corrections

Summary

Questions for Consideration

MySearchLab Connections

Notes

Chapter 11: Nonprofit and Private Social Welfare

Overview

Early Patterns

The Nonprofit Sector

The Proprietary Private For-Profit Organization

Services of the Nonprofit and Private Sectors

Getting and Spending

Privatization

Private and Nonprofit Agencies as Social Welfare Programs

Finances, Recessions, Budgets, and Mergers

Leadership, Class, and Gender

Private and Public Spheres

The Marketplace and the Nonmarket Domain

Family and Friends

Toward the Future

Summary

Questions for Consideration

MySearchLab Connections

Notes

Chapter 12: Social Work: The Emergence of a Profession

Overview

The Workers of “Good Works”

The Process of Professionalization

A Brief History of Practice and Methods

Development of the Professional Association

Social Work with Groups

Community Organization and Social Planning

Toward a Unified Profession

Summary

Questions for Consideration

MySearchLab Connections

Notes

Chapter 13: Social Work: Functions, Context, and Issues

Overview

The Purposes of Social Work

The Professional within Complex Organizations

Society, the Functions of Social Work, and Services for People

The Two Tracks of Social Work: Cause and Function

Generic–Specific Social Work

2010 Social Work Congress

Summary

Questions for Consideration

MySearchLab Connections

Notes

Chapter 14: Social Trends Affecting Social Welfare

Overview

National Society

Food Security

The United States: A Changing Population, a Selected Social Welfare Agenda, and Social Justice

Summary

Questions for Consideration

MySearchLab Connections

Notes

Chapter 15: Toward the General Welfare and Social Justice

Overview

Children and Poverty

Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan

Elder Abuse

What Are the Major Types of Elder Abuse?

What is Known About Interventions?

Social Policy

Implications for Social Work

Globalization, Privatization, Socially Just Services, and the Future of Social Welfare

The Roles of Social Work

Issues for Social Workers

A Second Welfare System: Corporate and Taxpayer Welfare and Social Justice

The Choices Before Us: Social Justice and the Baby-Boomer Generation

Technology and Social Action

Where We Are

Coda: Two Views of the Future

Summary

Questions for Consideration

MySearchLab Connections

Notes

APPENDIX: Sources of Information and Timeline

Index

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