Economics for Social Workers The Application of Economic Theory to Social Policy and the Human Services

ISBN-10: 023111687X

ISBN-13: 9780231116879

Edition: 2002

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Description: This primer for social work students introduces the general definitions and concepts of economics and uses case studies in social work to develop applied knowledge. The case studies include stories of job training, and substance abuse centres.

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Book details

List price: $28.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 3/27/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 246
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Michael Lewis is assistant professor of Social Welfare at SUNY-Stony Brook.Karl Widerquist is a research associate at the Jerome Levy Economics Research Institute of Bard College.

Acknowledgments
The Economic Perspective
Marginal Analysis
Perfect Competition and the Supply-and-Demand Model
Imperfect Competition
Market Failure and Government Intervention
Cost-Benefit and Cost-Effectiveness Analysis
Government Failure
The Economics of Labor
The Economics of Poverty
The Economics of Health Care
Economic Demography
Glossary
Notes
Index
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