Tag: Welfare

Social Capital and Welfare Reform Organizations, Congregations, and Communities


Jo Anne Schneider, "Social Capital and Welfare Reform: Organizations, Congregations, and Communities"
English | ISBN: 0231126506 | 2006 | 432 pages | EPUB | 5 MB
In this groundbreaking study, Jo Anne Schneider considers the reasons behind the limited success of most welfare reform initiatives and offers evidence-based recommendations for enhancing the effectiveness of welfare policy.

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Empowerment Series The Reluctant Welfare State Ed 9


Bruce S. Jansson, "Empowerment Series: The Reluctant Welfare State Ed 9"
English | ISBN: 1337565636 | 2018 | 624 pages | PDF | 16 MB
Social welfare programs often get blamed for the nation’s budget woes. Is that fair? Gain insight into our "reluctant" social welfare system from a top scholar on the subject. Bruce Jansson analyzes the evolution of the American welfare state from colonial times to the present-placing social policy in its political, cultural and societal context. Rather than passively reading, you’ll interact with the issues, oppressed populations, ethical choices, social and ideological conflicts, advocates and policies in preceding eras and in the contemporary period. You’ll see how vulnerable populations and social reformers have achieved progressive reforms through policy advocacy. THE RELUCTANT WELFARE STATE also helps you develop the core competencies and practice behaviors outlined in the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) set by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

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Social Morphology, Human Welfare, and Sustainability


Social Morphology, Human Welfare, and Sustainability edited by Uday Chatterjee, Mohammad Izhar Hassan, Shouraseni Sen Roy, Samik Chakraborty, Uttara Singh
English | July 9, 2022 | ISBN: 303096759X | True EPUB | 768 pages | 152 MB
This volume discusses a broad range of human welfare problems associated with and stemming from social issues, natural resource deficiencies, environmental hazards, vulnerability to climate change, and sustainability challenges. The chapters form a framework centered around the concept of social morphology, i.e. the role of humans in shaping society, and associated human-nature interactions which inform the ability to achieve sustainable welfare and well-being.

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Making Social Welfare Policy in America Three Case Studies since 1950


Edward D. Berkowitz, "Making Social Welfare Policy in America: Three Case Studies since 1950"
English | ISBN: 022669223X | 2020 | 353 pages | EPUB | 696 KB
American social welfare policy has produced a health system with skyrocketing costs, a disability insurance program that consigns many otherwise productive people to lives of inactivity, and a welfare program that attracts wide criticism. Making Social Welfare Policy in America explains how this happened by examining the historical development of three key programs-Social Security Disability Insurance, Medicare, and Temporary Aid to Needy Families. Edward D. Berkowitz traces the developments that led to each program’s creation. Policy makers often find it difficult to dislodge a program’s administrative structure, even as political, economic, and cultural circumstances change. Faced with this situation, they therefore solve contemporary problems with outdated programs and must improvise politically acceptable solutions. The results vary according to the political popularity of the program and the changes in the conventional wisdom. Some programs, such as Social Security Disability Insurance, remain in place over time. Policy makers have added new parts to Medicare to reflect modern developments. Congress has abolished Aid to Families of Dependent Children and replaced with a new program intended to encourage work among adult welfare recipients raising young children.

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Frontline Delivery of Welfare-to-Work Policies in Europe Activating the Unemployed


Rik van Berkel, "Frontline Delivery of Welfare-to-Work Policies in Europe: Activating the Unemployed "
English | ISBN: 1138908371 | 2017 | 220 pages | EPUB | 716 KB
Welfare-to-work or activation policies refer to programmes aimed at promoting the employability, labour-market and social participation of benefit recipients of working age. Frontline workers delivering these policies are conceived of as policy implementers, as policy makers, and as actors mediating politics in an arena where conflicting interests are at stake. Frontline work plays a crucial role in determining what welfare-to-work practically means and how it affects the lives of the people it targets. Yet few books have deliberatively focused on comparing what happens when frontline workers, some of whom are professional social workers, meet clients.

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