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Social Welfare : A History of the American Response to Need (Paperback) (Mark J. Stern & June Axinn)

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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.


This book is part of the Connecting Core Competencies Series, which helps students understand and master CSWE’s core competencies with a variety of learning aids that highlight competency content and critical-thinking questions for the competencies.


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Number of Pages: 356
Genre: Political Science
Series Title: Merrill Social Work and Human Services
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Pearson College Div
Author: Mark J. Stern & June Axinn
Language: English
Street Date: February 8, 2017
TCIN: 52093656
UPC: 9780134449913
Item Number (DPCI): 248-40-8174
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