Figueira-McDonough, Josefina.

The welfare state and social work : pursuing social justice / Josefina Figueira-McDonough. - Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, 2007. - xvi, 439 p ; 26 cm.

Includes bibliographical references

1. Justice as a value in social work --
2. Understanding social justice in liberal democracies --
3. Evaluating distributive justice in the United States --
4. fragile roots of welfare in the United States : from colony to the gilded era --
5. ambiguous ancestry of welfare and social work, 1900-1950 --
6. From the aftermath of World War II to the great society --
7. weakening of the welfare state gains speed --
8. end of the millennium and the demise of entitlement to public assistance --
9. Women and the welfare state --
10. Welfare through the color lens --
11. Temporary assistance for needy families --
I --
12. Temporary assistance for needy families --
II --
13. Social insurance and the push toward privatization --
14. Types of welfare states, different outcomes, and future needs --
15. future of welfare in postindustrial societies --
16. Framing policy practice --
17. Policy practice. Table of contents

Summary:
An assessment of the historical, sociopolitical, and economic factors that have influenced social work policy and practice in the United States.



0761930248

2006006358


Social justice--United States.
Human services--United States.
Welfare state--United States.

HM671 .F54 2007

361.973 / FIW 2007

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