Understanding social welfare

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Longman, 1984 - Social Science - 388 pages
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Understanding Social Welfare introduces readers to the issues, historical influences, trends, methods of operation, and unresolved conflicts of American social welfare. This well-organized, comprehensive, and scholarly book is accessible to social workers and helps them acquire the basic tools for understanding, analyzing, and evaluating social welfare policies and programs. The book focuses on the impact of social structure on people's lives, emphasizing the current concerns of a diverse client population, and incorporating the latest social welfare legislation. For those involved with social welfare and policy.

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Do the Poor Want Services?
Speenhamland and the Workhouses

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Ralph Dolgoff is a professor and has served as dean of the University of Maryland School of Social Work, as associate dean and acting dean at Adelphi University, and as senior program specialist at the CSWE. He is co-author of UNDERSTANDING SOCIAL WELFARE: A SEARCH FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE, Seventh Edition (Allyn & Bacon, 2007), and is author of AN INTRODUCTION TO SUPERVISORY PRACTICE IN HUMAN SERVICES (Pearson, 2005).

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