Social Welfare

Social Welfare
Author: David Macarov
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 325
Release: 1995-02-28
ISBN 10: 9780803949409
ISBN 13: 0803949405
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Welfare Book Review:

The history, motivations, influences and vital issues in social welfare policy and practice are examined in this book. David Macarov explains how social welfare policy originated and how it is maintained through the interaction of five motivations: mutual aid, religion, politics, economics and ideology. He discusses the major contributions to the development of social welfare from the distinguished figures of Martin Luther, Adam Smith and Charles Darwin. The book concludes with an examination of poverty and unemployment and a review of policy responses to these social problems.

Canadian Social Welfare

Canadian Social Welfare
Author: Francis J. (Francis Joseph) Turner,Joanne C. Turner
Publsiher: Allyn and Bacon
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9780205428632
ISBN 13: 0205428630
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Canadian Social Welfare Book Review:

Canadian Social Welfare offers the most comprehensive view available of Canadian social welfare. This contributed Fifth Edition once again covers all of the key areas of social welfare: programs, policies, philosophy and history. It also includes completely up-to-date information, highlighting recent changes to national and provincial social welfare policies.

Social Welfare Policy Analysis and Choices

Social Welfare Policy Analysis and Choices
Author: Hobart A Burch
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2013-02-01
ISBN 10: 1136382437
ISBN 13: 9781136382437
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Welfare Policy Analysis and Choices Book Review:

Social Welfare Policy Analysis and Choices gives you a thorough introduction to social welfare policy analysis. The knowledge you’ll gain from its pages will enable you to understand and evaluate individual policy issues and choices by exploring the possible choices, the effects and implications of each alternative choice, and the factors that influence each choice. Social Welfare Policy Analysis and Choices provides frameworks for making basic social policy choices and applying them to specific instances. You’ll find its depth of insight into the larger framework in which social policy decisions are made--beliefs, values, and interests--and its historical perspective on current “new” issues unique and invaluable. The book’s approach is to develop a framework for looking at the underlying issues, ideologies, social and economic forces, culture, and institutionalized inequalities that are constant within this changing mass. Specifically, Social Welfare Policy Analysis and Choices provides frameworks for looking at beliefs about: human nature the nature of society ways of thinking values and the moral and ethical implications of those values roots of those values in religion, culture, historical traditions, myths, and rationalized self-interests The insight offered in Social Welfare Policy Analysis and Choices will allow you to determine your own positioning; understand for strategic purposes what direction opponents, potential allies, and others are coming from; and develop a priorities perspective to guide compromises when the optimum policy is not attainable.

Collective Choice and Social Welfare

Collective Choice and Social Welfare
Author: Amartyá Sen
Publsiher: Penguin Press
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2017-01-19
ISBN 10: 9780141982502
ISBN 13: 0141982500
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Collective Choice and Social Welfare Book Review:

Nobel Prize winner Amartya Sen's first great book, now reissued in a fully revised and expanded second edition 'Can the values which individual members of society attach to different alternatives be aggregated into values for society as a whole, in a way that is both fair and theoretically sound? Is the majority principle a workable rule for making decisions? How should income inequality be measured? When and how can we compare the distribution of welfare in different societies?' These questions, from the citation by the Swedish Academy of Sciences when Amartya Sen was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics, refer to his work in Collective Choice and Social Welfare, the most important of all his early books. Originally published in 1970, this classic work in welfare economics has been recognized for its ground-breaking role in integrating economics and ethics, and for its influence in opening up new areas of research in social choice, including aggregative assessment. It has also had a large influence on international organizations, including the United Nations, particularly in its work on human development. In its original version, the book showed that the 'impossibility theorems' in social choice theory-led by the pioneering work of Kenneth Arrow-need not be seen as destructive of the possibility of reasoned and democratic social choice. Sen's ideas about social choice, welfare economics, inequality, poverty and human rights have continued to evolve since the book's first appearance. This expanded edition, which begins by reproducing the 1970 edition in its entirety, goes on to present eleven new chapters of new arguments and results. As in the original version, the new chapters alternate between non-mathematical chapters completely accessible to all, and those which present mathematical arguments and proofs. The reader who prefers to shun mathematics can follow all the non-mathematical chapters on their own, to receive a full, informal understanding. There is also a substantial new introduction which gives a superb overview of the whole subject of social choice.

Women and Social Welfare

Women and Social Welfare
Author: Dorothy C. Miller,Dorothy Miller, M.S
Publsiher: Praeger Pub Text
Total Pages: 181
Release: 1990
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105038640202
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women and Social Welfare Book Review:

We are enthusiastic about Miller's project. She supplies interesting and comprehensive analyses of six central social welfare programs (Aid to Families with Dependent Children, work training incentives, child custody and support, social welfare services for children, Social Security, and pensions). We are also sympathetic to Miller's method. She deploys feminist theory to investigate gender and the social welfare system. Moreover, Miller's attempt to highlight the gender, race, and class dynamics of the policies she examines is commendable. Readers interested in feminism and social policy will certainly want Miller's book on their library shelves. American Journal of Sociology An invaluable summary of recent developments in what Miller calls the major elements of 'the vast network of public policies and programs designed to provide goods and services' to women. Choice This volume applies a feminist theoretical perspective to an analysis of the treatment of women in the U.S. social welfare system. Using a theoretical framework that postulates a masculine world view of patriarchal necessity, Miller attempts to clarify the current status of women in welfare, work experience and training programs; the custody and care of children; and Social Security and pension programs. She identifies gender as a key variable in current debates about the future of social welfare and sheds new light on the ways in which social policies themselves often function to perpetuate women's subordination and economic insecurity. Students and scholars in the fields of social work, social policy, and women's studies will find Miller's work both enlightening and provocative. Following her introduction, Miller briefly reviews feminist theories that seek to explain the differential treatment of gender in Western society. Major government programs for poor women and children, such as Aid to Families with Dependent Children, are then described and analyzed with respect to gender and the concept of patriarchal necessity. Subsequent chapters examine such issues as the Family Support Act, daycare, and the plight of older women in a patriarchal society in light of feminist theory. Miller demonstrates that even programs ostensibly created to help women or make them more independent usually have the opposite effect because they are developed and managed within a masculine-dominant culture. In her concluding chapter, Miller makes some suggestions for reform and discusses how the concept of patriarchal necessity could be used to both analyze other programs and predict the acceptability of reform legislation affecting women.

Social Welfare in Global Context

Social Welfare in Global Context
Author: James Midgley
Publsiher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Total Pages: 245
Release: 1997-03-26
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105028795792
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Welfare in Global Context Book Review:

James Midgley provides an overview of social welfare, outlining key institutions, terminology, historical research and approaches. In addition, he details reasons for the existence of international social welfare and the challenges which arise from it. Social Welfare in Global Context includes sections on: applied international social welfare, which addresses the concerns of practitioners; and issues of social work practice, social development, the activities of international agencies and their collaborative efforts. As well as its important focus on practical application, the book also presents key theoretical debates in the field, and provides a comprehensive account of world social conditions and social welfare in

Comprehensive Handbook of Social Work and Social Welfare The Profession of Social Work

Comprehensive Handbook of Social Work and Social Welfare  The Profession of Social Work
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 552
Release: 2008-05-16
ISBN 10: 9780470246764
ISBN 13: 0470246766
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Comprehensive Handbook of Social Work and Social Welfare The Profession of Social Work Book Review:

Comprehensive Handbook of Social Work and Social Welfare, Volume 1: The Profession of Social Work features contributions from leading international researchers and practitioners and presents the most comprehensive, in-depth source of information on the field of social work and social welfare.

The Dynamics of Social Welfare Policy

The Dynamics of Social Welfare Policy
Author: Joel Blau,Mimi Abramovitz
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 518
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9780195109689
ISBN 13: 0195109686
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dynamics of Social Welfare Policy Book Review:

Preface and AcknowledgmentsPart I: Introducing Social Welfare Policy 1. Introduction: Social Problems, Social Policy, and the Triggers of Social Change2. Definitions and Functions of Social Welfare Policy, Mimi AbramovitzPart II: The Policy Model 3. The Economy and Social Welfare4. The Politics of Social Welfare5. Ideological Perspectives and Conflicts, Mimi Abramovitz6. Social Movements and Social Changes, Mimi Abramovitz7. Social Welfare History in the United StatesPart III: Policy Analyses: Applying the Policy Model 8. Income Support: Programs and Policies9. Jobs and Job Training: Programs.

The Politics of Non state Social Welfare

The Politics of Non state Social Welfare
Author: Melani Cammett,Lauren M. MacLean
Publsiher: Cornell University Press
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2014-06-25
ISBN 10: 0801470323
ISBN 13: 9780801470325
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Politics of Non state Social Welfare Book Review:

Across the world, welfare states are under challenge—or were never developed extensively in the first place—while non-state actors increasingly provide public goods and basic welfare. In many parts of the Middle East and South Asia, sectarian organizations and political parties supply basic services to ordinary people more extensively and effectively than governments. In sub-Saharan Africa, families struggle to pay hospital fees, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) launch welfare programs as states cut subsidies and social programs. Likewise, in parts of Latin America, international and domestic NGOs and, increasingly, private firms are key suppliers of social welfare in both urban and rural communities. Even in the United States, where the welfare state is far more developed, secular NGOs and faith-based organizations are critical components of social safety nets. Despite official entitlements to public welfare, citizens in Russia face increasing out-of-pocket expenses as they are effectively compelled to seek social services through the private market In The Politics of Non-State Social Welfare, a multidisciplinary group of contributors use survey data analysis, spatial analysis, in-depth interviews, and ethnographic and archival research to explore the fundamental transformation of the relationship between states and citizens. The book highlights the political consequences of the non-state provision of social welfare, including the ramifications for equitable and sustainable access to social services, accountability for citizens, and state capacity. The authors do not assume that non-state providers will surpass the performance of weak, inefficient, or sometimes corrupt states but instead offer a systematic analysis of a wide spectrum of non-state actors in a variety of contexts around the world, including sectarian political parties, faith-based organizations, community-based organizations, family networks, informal brokers, and private firms.

The Reformation of Community

The Reformation of Community
Author: Charles H. Parker
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 221
Release: 1998-11-28
ISBN 10: 9780521623056
ISBN 13: 0521623057
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Reformation of Community Book Review:

By the time of the Calvinist Reformation, the cities of Holland had established a very long tradition of social provision for the poor in the civic community. Calvinists however intended to care for their own church members, who were by definition 'within the household of faith', through the deaconate, a confessional relief agency. This book examines the relationship between municipal and ecclesiastical relief agencies in the six chief cities of Holland - Dordrecht, Haarlem, Delft, Leiden, Amsterdam and Gouda - from the public establishment of the Reformed Church in 1572 to the aftermath of the Synod of Dort. The author argues that the conflict between charitable organizations reveal competing conceptions of Christian community that came to the fore as a result of the Dutch Reformation. This is the first comparative study of poor relief in Holland, which contributes to our understanding of the Reformation throughout Europe.

Understanding Social Welfare Movements

Understanding Social Welfare Movements
Author: Annetts, Jason,Law, Alex,Wallace McNeish,Gerry Mooney
Publsiher: Policy Press
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2009-07-08
ISBN 10: 9781847420961
ISBN 13: 1847420966
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Social Welfare Movements Book Review:

Contemporary social policy has never been more vigorously contested. Issues range from single-issue campaigns over housing, social care, hospital closures through to organised movements around disability, environment, health and education. However, the historical and contemporary role played by social movements in shaping social welfare has too often been neglected in standard social policy texts. Understanding social welfare movements is the first text to bring together social policy and social movement studies. Using actual case studies and written in an accessible and engaging style, it will attract a wide readership of undergraduate and postgraduate students, higher education teachers and researchers, stakeholders and activists. Introductory chapters examine the historical and theoretical relationship between state welfare and social movements. Subsequent chapters outline the historical contribution of various social movements to the creation of the welfare state relating to Beveridge's 'five giants' of idleness, ignorance, squalor, illness and want. The book then examines the contemporary challenge posed by 'new social movements' in relation to the family, discrimination, environment, and global social justice. The book provides a timely and much needed overview of the changing nature of social welfare as it has been shaped by the demands of social movements.

Social Welfare in Canada

Social Welfare in Canada
Author: Steven Hick
Publsiher: Thompson Educational Pub
Total Pages: 386
Release: 2007-03
ISBN 10: 9781550771688
ISBN 13: 155077168X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Welfare in Canada Book Review:

"Social Welfare in Canada: Understanding Income Security", Second Edtion provides an overview of the income security system in Canada - its historical development, its programs, and the major policy dbates in this field. With this introductory text, students will develop an understanding of the many income security programs and policies in Canada, how they fit together, and how they work (or fail to work) in practice.

Poverty and Political Culture

Poverty and Political Culture
Author: Frances Gouda
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 275
Release: 1995
ISBN 10: 9780847679348
ISBN 13: 0847679349
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Poverty and Political Culture Book Review:

The rise of industrial capitalism in nineteenth-century Europe brought with it new "social questions": pauperism, vagabondage, unemployment, and working-class suffering in general. Poverty and Political Culture examines the unique ways in which these two profoundly different societies negotiated those issues.

A Theory of Fairness and Social Welfare

A Theory of Fairness and Social Welfare
Author: Marc Fleurbaey,François Maniquet
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2011-06-13
ISBN 10: 1139498770
ISBN 13: 9781139498777
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Theory of Fairness and Social Welfare Book Review:

The definition and measurement of social welfare have been a vexed issue for the past century. This book makes a constructive, easily applicable proposal and suggests how to evaluate the economic situation of a society in a way that gives priority to the worse-off and that respects each individual's preferences over his or her own consumption, work, leisure and so on. This approach resonates with the current concern to go 'beyond the GDP' in the measurement of social progress. Compared to technical studies in welfare economics, this book emphasizes constructive results rather than paradoxes and impossibilities, and shows how one can start from basic principles of efficiency and fairness and end up with concrete evaluations of policies. Compared to more philosophical treatments of social justice, this book is more precise about the definition of social welfare and reaches conclusions about concrete policies and institutions only after a rigorous derivation from clearly stated principles.

African Political Activism in Postcolonial France

African Political Activism in Postcolonial France
Author: Gillian Glaes
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2018-07-11
ISBN 10: 1351698621
ISBN 13: 9781351698627
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

African Political Activism in Postcolonial France Book Review:

African Political Activism in Postcolonial France engages with several areas of scholarly inquiry, ranging from the study of immigrants to the investigation of surveillance and the legacy of colonialism. Within migration studies, many important analyses have focused on integration, yielding critical contributions to our understanding of immigration and identity. This work moves in a different direction. Factoring in the dynamics of colonialism, decolonization, and their effect on immigrant political activism and state policy in the postcolonial, Cold War era reveals that immigrants from francophone Sub-Saharan Africa were key players who shaped the development of public policy toward immigrants. Through this approach, we can understand how republicanism, colonial ideology, immigration policy, and immigrant political activism intersected in the post-colonial era, shaping the reception of African workers and affecting their lives and experiences in France.

Communal Solidarity

Communal Solidarity
Author: Arthur Ross
Publsiher: Univ. of Manitoba Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2019-03-15
ISBN 10: 0887555756
ISBN 13: 9780887555756
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Communal Solidarity Book Review:

Between 1882 and 1930 approximately 9,800 Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe settled in Winnipeg. Newly arrived Jewish immigrants began to establish secular mutual aid societies, organizations based on egalitarian principles of communal solidarity that dealt with the pervasive problem of economic insecurity by providing financial relief to their members. The organization of mutual aid societies accelerated the development of a vibrant secular public sphere in Winnipeg’s Jewish community in which decisions about the provision of social welfare were decided democratically based on the authority and participation of the people. "Communal Solidarity: Immigration, Settlement, and Social Welfare in Winnipeg’s Jewish Community, 1882–1930" looks at the development of Winnipeg’s Jewish community and the network of institutions and organizations they established to provide income assistance, health care, institutional care for children and the elderly, and immigrant aid to reunite families. Communal solidarity enabled the Jewish community to establish and sustain a system of social welfare that assisted thousands of immigrants to adjust to an often inhospitable city and build new lives in Canada. Arthur Ross’s study of the formation of Winnipeg’s Jewish community is not only the first history of the societies, institutions, and organizations Jewish immigrants created, it reveals how communal solidarity shaped their understanding of community life and the way decisions should be made about their collective future.

Encyclopedia of Social Welfare History in North America

Encyclopedia of Social Welfare History in North America
Author: John M. Herrick,Paul H. Stuart
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 534
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 0761925848
ISBN 13: 9780761925842
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Social Welfare History in North America Book Review:

The Encyclopedia of Social Welfare History in North America is a unique reference book that provides readers with basic information about the history of social welfare in North America, including Canada, Mexico, and the United States. Since many themes and issues are similar in the three nations, entries provide comparative information about common as well as distinctive concerns and developments. Significant events, influential people, legislation, social problems, and societal responses are described in detail. Editors include specialists in the social welfare history of each nation, and they have collaborated with scholars from a variety of academic disciplines to prepare entries of varying length addressing these issues. Included in each entry are suggestions for further reading that will guide readers to the rich resources available for learning about the history of North American social welfare. The Encyclopedia also provides cross-references for important topics.

Annual Report of the Department of Social Welfare of the Province of Saskatchewan for the Fiscal Year

Annual Report of the Department of Social Welfare of the Province of Saskatchewan for the Fiscal Year
Author: Saskatchewan. Department of Social Welfare
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1966
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015039725182
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Social Welfare of Women and Children with HIV and AIDS

The Social Welfare of Women and Children with HIV and AIDS
Author: Theodore J. Stein,Theodore J.. Stein
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 258
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9780195109429
ISBN 13: 0195109422
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Social Welfare of Women and Children with HIV and AIDS Book Review:

The author explores such issues as discrimination in employment, housing, health care, and education, and looks at medical testing, confidentiality, reproductive freedom, income assistance, child welfare, and child custody. He also examines the statutes that govern the operations of the public systems these people turn to.

Canadian Social Welfare

Canadian Social Welfare
Author: Francis Joseph Turner,Joanne C. Turner
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 482
Release: 2008-03-30
ISBN 10: 9780205536658
ISBN 13: 0205536654
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Canadian Social Welfare Book Review:

This text is most suitable for Introductory Social Welfare courses in Social Work programs, most likely at the undergraduate level in universities and college programs. Canadian Social Welfare offers the most comprehensive view available of Canadian social welfare. This contributed text of 31 articles covers all of the key areas of social welfare: programs, policies, philosophy and history. The Sixth edition has been revised to include new chapters on oppression, social service workers, boards of directors, and quality control, in which several societal systems-such as the media-are discussed.