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Social Welfare Policy, Programs, and Practice

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ISBN-10: 0875814115

ISBN-13: 9780875814117

Edition: 1997

Authors: Elizabeth A. Segal, Stephanie Brzuzy

List price: $163.95
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This text makes social welfare policy easily accessible to students of social work. It shows students the relevance of social welfare policy to their own practice. After covering principles and theoretical background, the book provides students with the techniques necessary to participate in the social welfare policy arena. Students learn how to conduct policy analysis; how to examine current social welfare programs; how to influence policy through legislative testimony, letter writing, and voting; and how to write a policy brief.
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Book details

List price: $163.95
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 1/1/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 291
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Elizabeth A. Segal is the Associate Dean of Arizona State University's College of Public Programs and is a Professor in the ASU School of Social Work. Additionally she serves on the CSWE Commission on Leadership Development. Along with this text, Elizabeth Segal has multiple publications, including a social policy textbook and numerous journal articles, and is co-editor of the JOURNAL OF POVERTY. Her areas of research and interest include inequality, social justice and low-income women, children and families.


Part One: FOUNDATIONS OF SOCIAL WELFARE POLICY. 1. What Is Social Welfare, and Why Is It Important? 2. History of Social Welfare in America. 3. Theories and Concepts in Social Welfare Policy. 4. Social Welfare Policy Analysis. Part Two: KEY CONTENT AREAS OF SOCIAL WELFARE POLICY. 5. Poverty. 6. Health Care Policy. 7. Social Welfare Policies Affecting Children and Families. 8. Aging and Social Welfare Policy. 9. Civil Rights. 10. Economics and Social Welfare Policy. Part Three: SOCIAL WELFARE POLICY PRACTICE. 11. Social Welfare Policy and Governmental Policy-Making. 12. Sources of Information for Social Welfare Policy Analysis and Practice. 13. Policy Practice: Influencing the Course of…