Understanding Social Welfare A Search for Social Justice

ISBN-10: 020522296X

ISBN-13: 9780205222964

Edition: 9th 2013

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Focuses on values and the historical impact of socio-economic structures Understanding Social Welfare: A Search for Social Justice is presented in an organized, comprehensive, and scholarly manner, including social policy concepts. It is accessible to students and helps them acquire the basic tools for understanding, analyzing, and evaluating social welfare policies and programs. This text focuses on the impact of social structure on people’s lives, emphasizing the current concerns of diverse client populations and the search for social justice. It places U.S. welfare in philosophical, political, economic, and international contexts, and includes the latest discussion of policy issues related to gay men and lesbians. A better teaching and learning experience This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience--for you and your students. Here's how: Personalize Learning — MySearchLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals. Improve Critical Thinking — Challenges readers to make their own decisions as they encounter policies and programs with enhanced knowledge and analytic skills. Engage Students — Presents the historical evolution of social welfare and focuses on issues, trends, and conflicts in the context of influential societal developments and values. Explore Current Issues — Includes the latest discussion of policy issues related to gay men and lesbians. Support Instructors — An Instructor’s Manual and Test Bank, Computerized Test Bank (MyTest), Blackboard Test Item File, MySearchLab with Pearson eText, and PowerPoint presentations are included in the outstanding supplements package. Note: MySearchLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MySearchLab, please visit: www.mysearchlab.com or you can purchase a valuepack of the text + MySearchLab (at no additional cost): ValuePack ISBN-10: 020522296X / ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205222964
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Book details

List price: $183.93
Edition: 9th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 8/5/2012
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 434
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Socioeconomic Structure, Human Needs, and Mutual Responsibility
Social Values and Social Welfare
Social Values and Social Welfare: England from the Middle Ages Onward
Social Values and Social Welfare: the American Experience I
America and Poverty: Two Paths: the American Experience II
Concepts for Social Welfare
Examining a Social Welfare Program within the Context of Social Justice: Structural Components, Alternative Program Characteristics, and Evaluation
the Welfare Society and Its Clients
Current Social Welfare Programs-Economic Security
Social Welfare Programs: Sustaining the Quality of Life
Nonprofit and Private Social Welfare
Social Work: the Emergence of a Profession
Social Work: Functions, Context, and Issues
Social Trends Affecting Social Welfare
Toward the General Welfare and Social Justice
Socioeconomic Structure, Human Needs, and Mutual Responsibility
Overview
The Impact of Social and Economic Structures
Cascading Effects
Defining Social Welfare and Social Work
The American Myth of the Hero
Balancing Individual and Societal Responsibilities
Human Rights, Social Justice, Social Work, and Social Welfare
Equality of Opportunity
The Authors' Perspective
Summary
Questions for Consideration
MySearchLab Connections
Notes
Social Values and Social Welfare
Overview
Modern Views of Humanity
Self-Actualization versus Irritation Response Theories
Economics and Human Motivation
An Overview of History
Ancient Cultures
Early Christianity
Holy Poverty and Expectations of the Wealthy
Eastern Cultures
Summary
Questions for Consideration
MySearchLab Connections
Notes
Social Values and Social Welfare: England from the Middle Ages Onward
Overview
The Early Middle Ages
The Middle Middle Ages
The Late Middle Ages to Elizabethan Poor Laws
Work and Religion
The Poor Laws
The Poor Law Compilation of 1601
Speenhamland
The Workhouse
The Poor Law of 1834
Principles of the Poor Laws
Summary
Questions for Consideration
MySearchLab Connections
Notes
Social Values and Social Welfare: the American Experience I
Overview
American Poor Law Mentality
Settlements, Labor, and Imported "Poor Laws"
The Early Spanish Influence, the Mexicans, and Other Hispanics
Voluntary Mutual Aid Efforts
Voluntary and Public Responsibilities
The American Frontier: the Myth and Values
Mutual Aid among Immigrant Groups
Rugged Individualism and/or Cooperation?
American Indians and U.S. History
The Federal Role in Social Welfare
The Freedmen's Bureau
Veterans and a Suspension of the Ethic
City, Town, and County: A Local Institution
Social Darwinism
The Coming of Social Insurance
Society, Social Values, and Modern Views of Human Nature
Summary
Questions for Consideration
MySearchLab Connections
Notes
America and Poverty: Two Paths: the American Experience II
Overview
Three Discoveries of Poverty
The War on Poverty
The "Skirmish" against Poverty
Families, Children, and Poverty
The Paths Forward
Human Nature and the American Dream
Summary
Questions for Consideration
MySearchLab Connections
Notes
Concepts for Social Welfare
Overview
What Is Social Welfare?
Social Policy, Social Services, and Social Work
Ideology, Social Policy, and Government Intervention
The Federal and Pluralist System
The Economic Sphere
The Importance of Fiscal and Monetary Policy
A Tarnished Business Sector?
A Second Welfare System-Corporate and Individual Welfare
Globalization and Social Justice
The Bush Administration
International and National Background Features and the Search for the Dream
Summary
Questions for Consideration
MySearchLab Connections
Notes
Examining a Social Welfare Program within the Context of Social Justice: Structural Components, Alternative Program Characteristics, and Evaluation
Overview
Structural Components
Alternative Program Characteristics
Evaluating the Program
Testing for Social Justice
Views and Proponents
The Social Work Clinical Practice Sphere and Social Justice
Summary
Questions for Consideration
MySearchLab Connections
Notes
The Welfare Society and Its Clients
Overview
Who Is a Client of Social Welfare?
What Is Poverty?
A Description of the Poor
Other Views of Poverty
Ideology Revisited
The Second Bush Administration
The Obama Administration
Ideology Once Again
Summary
Questions for Consideration
MySearchLab Connections
Notes
Current Social Welfare Programs-Economic Security
Overview
Social Insurance Programs
Social Security (OASDI)
Unemployment Insurance
Temporary Disability Insurance
Workers' Compensation
Income Support Programs
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
Supplemental Security Income
General Assistance
Earned Income Tax Credit
Socioeconomic Asset Development
Summary
Questions for Consideration
MySearchLab Connections
Notes
Social Welfare Programs: Sustaining the Quality of Life
Overview
Managed Care: A Radical Change
Health Care Programs
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("ObamaCare")
Nutrition Programs
Low-Income Home Energy Assistance
Housing
Veterans' Benefits
Employment Programs
Personal Social Services
Mental Health Services
Corrections
Summary
Questions for Consideration
MySearchLab Connections
Notes
Nonprofit and Private Social Welfare
Overview
Early Patterns
The Nonprofit Sector
The Proprietary Private For-Profit Organization
Services of the Nonprofit and Private Sectors
Getting and Spending
Privatization
Private and Nonprofit Agencies as Social Welfare Programs
Finances, Recessions, Budgets, and Mergers
Leadership, Class, and Gender
Private and Public Spheres
The Marketplace and the Nonmarket Domain
Family and Friends
Toward the Future
Summary
Questions for Consideration
MySearchLab Connections
Notes
Social Work: the Emergence of a Profession
Overview
The Workers of "Good Works"
The Process of Professionalization
A Brief History of Practice and Methods
Development of the Professional Association
Social Work with Groups
Community Organization and Social Planning
Toward a Unified Profession
Summary
Questions for Consideration
MySearchLab Connections
Notes
Social Work: Functions, Context, and Issues
Overview
The Purposes of Social Work
The Professional within Complex Organizations
Society, the Functions of Social Work, and Services for People
The Two Tracks of Social Work: Cause and Function
Generic-Specific Social Work
2010 Social Work Congress
Summary
Questions for Consideration
MySearchLab Connections
Notes
Social Trends Affecting Social Welfare
Overview
National Society
Food Security
The United States: A Changing Population, a Selected Social Welfare Agenda, and Social Justice
Summary
Questions for Consideration
MySearchLab Connections
Notes
Toward the General Welfare and Social Justice
Overview
Children and Poverty
Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan
Elder Abuse
What Are the Major Types of Elder Abuse?
What is Known About Interventions?
Social Policy
Implications for Social Work
Globalization, Privatization, Socially Just Services, and the Future of Social Welfare
The Roles of Social Work
Issues for Social Workers
A Second Welfare System: Corporate and Taxpayer Welfare and Social Justice
The Choices Before Us: Social Justice and the Baby-Boomer Generation
Technology and Social Action
Where We Are
Coda: Two Views of the Future
Summary
Questions for Consideration
MySearchLab Connections
Notes
Appendix: Sources of Information and Timeline
Index
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