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Social workers count : numbers and social issues

Author: Michael Anthony Lewis
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Social work students are often required to take courses in the domain of quantitative literacy, but struggle with the relative inattention to policy and social issues of special significance to professional social workers. These courses, as well as the books written for them, may also present mathematical demands many social workers are unprepared to meet. However, issues such as poverty measurement, adjustment of  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lewis, Michael Anthony, 1965- author.
Social workers count
New York : Oxford University Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2018039615
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Anthony Lewis
ISBN: 9780190467135 0190467134
OCLC Number: 1049575457
Description: xvi, 207 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Arguments and social issues --
The math you need to know --
Measurement and social issues --
Demography and social issues --
The mathematics of personal finance --
The mathematics of budgets --
Statistics and social issues --
The mathematics of political and social decisions --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Michael Anthony Lewis.

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Social Workers Count provides social workers and those in neighboring disciplines with the background necessary to engage the quantitative aspects of policy and social issues relevant to social work.  Read more...

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