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Social Welfare Policy and Social Programs: A Values Perspective

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Publisher Comments:

Offering a new values perspective, Elizabeth Segal's SOCIAL WELFARE POLICY AND SOCIAL PROGRAMS 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.

Book News Annotation:

In this textbook for undergraduates and graduate students new to social work and human services, Segal (Arizona State U.) explains social welfare policy and significant issues in the field. She includes a discussion of values and beliefs that influence the system and provides an overview of the historical foundations of social welfare in the US since colonial times. She further describes related ideologies, theories, and paradigms; the delivery of services; social justice and civil rights; policy development and analysis; social insurance and the Social Security Act; poverty and the economy; children and families; health care, aging, and welfare policies and their impact; and international comparisons.
Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

In this textbook for undergraduates and graduate students new to social work and human services, Segal (Arizona State U.) explains social welfare policy and significant issues in the field. She includes a discussion of values and beliefs that influence the system and provides an overview of the historical foundations of social welfare in the US since colonial times. She further describes related ideologies, theories, and paradigms; the delivery of services; social justice and civil rights; policy development and analysis; social insurance and the Social Security Act; poverty and the economy; children and families; health care, aging, and welfare policies and their impact; and international comparisons. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

Elizabeth A. Segal is the Associate Dean of Arizona State University's College of Public Programs and is a Professor in the ASU School of Social Work. Additionally she serves on the CSWE Commission on Leadership Development. Along with this text, Elizabeth 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.

Table of Contents

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780534644932
Subtitle:
A Values Perspective
Publisher:
Brooks Cole
Author:
Segal, Elizabeth A.
Subject:
Public welfare
Subject:
Social values
Subject:
Public Policy - Social Services & Welfare
Subject:
Work
Subject:
Public welfare -- United States.
Subject:
United States Social policy.
Subject:
Social Welfare Policy; Social Programs
Subject:
Social Welfare Policy
Subject:
Social Programs
Copyright:
Publication Date:
February 2006
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
340
Dimensions:
9.34x7.54x.49 in. 1.12 lbs.

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