For courses in History of Social Welfare or Social Work Practice with Communities and Organizations.
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Examines the most current social welfare issues in historical perspective.
Social Welfare: A History of the American Response to Need enables students to place current issues of social concern in their historical contexts. It examines the comprehensive history of social welfare from the 18th century to the present, while exploring the ideas―as well as the economic and political forces―that have shaped policy development. Using numerous original documents to provide a clearer picture of historical periods, the authors show how social conditions, ideas about dependency and poverty, and institutions have shaped social policy and the efforts of voluntary organizations and individuals who work with at-risk populations.
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