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Author Blau, Joel.

Title The dynamics of social welfare policy / Joel Blau with Mimi Abramovitz
Edition Second edition
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 2007


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  361.60973 Bla/Dos 2007  AVAILABLE
 W'PONDS  361.60973 Bla/Dos 2007  AVAILABLE
Description vii, 532 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents 1. Introduction : social problems, social policy, social change -- 2. Definition and functions of social welfare policy : setting the stage for social change / Mimi Abramovitz -- 3. The economy and social welfare -- 4. The politics of social welfare policy -- 5. Ideological perspectives and conflicts / Mimi Abramovitz -- 6. Social movements and social change / Mimi Abramovitz -- 7. Social welfare history in the United States -- 8. Income support : programs and policies -- 9. Jobs and job training : programs and policies -- 10. Housing : programs and policies -- 11. Health care : programs and policies -- 12. Food and hunger : programs and policies -- 13. If you want to analyze a policy
Summary "The first edition of The Dynamics of Social Welfare Policy reinvented the standard social welfare policy text to speak to students in a vital new way. This second edition builds on its strengths, with a more accessible graphic design and a thorough update of the effects of recent political and legislative changes on social welfare programs." "The book begins by discussing how social problems are constructed. After an analysis of social welfare policy, its purposes, and functions, a unique policy model bolsters the text's overarching progressive narrative. Through this model, students learn how five key social forces - ideology, politics, history, economics, and social movements - interact both to create and to change the social welfare system. By applying this model to five critical social welfare policy issues - income security, employment, housing, health, and food - the text demonstrates to students that every kind of social work practice embodies a social welfare policy. The model is also telling in identifying the triggers of social change and the effects of race, class, and gender." "By applying the policy model to the latest developments in social welfare, the chapter-long case studies in this second edition equip students with knowledge about social welfare policy and the tools for comparative analysis. With this knowledge, students begin to understand that both the whole and the parts of the social welfare system affect what they actually do as social workers. Once they grasp this concept, they'll understand why it is so important to learn social welfare policy."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 447-491) and index
Subject Public welfare -- United States.
Social service -- United States.
United States -- Social policy.
Author Abramovitz, Mimi.
LC no. 2006049498
ISBN 9780195311709 alkaline paper
0195311701 alkaline paper