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The welfare state and social work : pursuing social justice

Author: Josefina Figueira-McDonough
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"'The Welfare State and Social Work: Pursuing Social Justice' critically assesses the historical, sociopolitical, and economic factors that have influenced social work policy and practice in the United States. By viewing social welfare and social work in light of principles of social justice, this book offers a fresh understanding of their interplay and how this interaction affects policy practice.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Josefina Figueira-McDonough
ISBN: 9780761930242 0761930248
OCLC Number: 64594258
Description: xvi, 439 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: 1. Justice as a value in social work --
2. Understanding social justice in liberal democracies --
3. Evaluating distributive justice in the United States --
4. fragile roots of welfare in the United States : from colony to the gilded era --
5. ambiguous ancestry of welfare and social work, 1900-1950 --
6. From the aftermath of World War II to the great society --
7. weakening of the welfare state gains speed --
8. end of the millennium and the demise of entitlement to public assistance --
9. Women and the welfare state --
10. Welfare through the color lens --
11. Temporary assistance for needy families --
I --
12. Temporary assistance for needy families --
II --
13. Social insurance and the push toward privatization --
14. Types of welfare states, different outcomes, and future needs --
15. future of welfare in postindustrial societies --
16. Framing policy practice --
17. Policy practice.
Responsibility: Josefina Figueira-McDonough.
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