Social Welfare: Structure and Practice

Front Cover
SAGE, Feb 28, 1995 - Political Science - 325 pages
0 Reviews
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.
  

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

The Nature of Social Welfare
1
Human Needs
17
Motivations for Social Welfare
31
Social Welfare and the Family
43
The Use of Families and Other Institutions of Mutual Aid
66
Religion as a Motivator of Social Welfare
85
Politics as a Motivator of Social Welfare
107
Economics as a Motivator of Social Welfare
120
Inflences on Social Welfare
181
The Influence of Charles Darwin and Adam Smith
206
Issues in Social Welfare
223
Persisting Unemployment
239
From Welfare State 10 Welfare Society and Welfare Reform
250
Description Prediction and Prescription
274
References
283
Index
309

Ideology as a Motivator of Social Welfare
138
s
144
Isms as IdeologiesRacism Sexism
155
About the Author
325
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

All Book Search results »

About the author (1995)

Macarov is at the Hebrew University.

Bibliographic information