Front cover image for Dynamics of Social Welfare Policy, The

Dynamics of Social Welfare Policy, The

Reinvents the contemporary social welfare policy textbook. Organized around the premise that every kind of social work practice embodies a social welfare policy, this book develops three types of knowledge: a description of social welfare policy; a model for understanding social welfare policies; and tools for thinking about social welfare.
eBook, English, 2003
Oxford University Press, Cary, 2003
1 online resource (529 pages)
9780195109689, 9781280453182, 9786610453184, 9780195301885, 9781602561526, 0195109686, 1280453184, 6610453187, 0195301889, 1602561524
Preface and Acknowledgments; PART I: INTRODUCING SOCIAL WELFARE POLICY; 1. Introduction: Social Problems, Social Policy, and the Triggers of Social Change; 2. Definitions and Functions of Social Welfare Policy; PART II: THE POLICY MODEL; 3. The Economy and Social Welfare; 4. The Politics of Social Welfare; 5. Ideological Perspectives and Conflicts; 6. Social Movements and Social Changes; 7. Social Welfare History in the United States; PART III: POLICY ANALYSES: APPLYING THE POLICY MODEL; 8. Income Support: Programs and Policies; 9. Jobs and Job Training: Programs and Policies; 10. Housing: Programs and Policies; 11. Health Care: Programs and Policies; 12. Food and Hunger: Programs and Policies; PART IV: CONCLUSION; 13. Conclusion: If You Want to Analyze a Policy ..