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Author Figueira-McDonough, Josefina.

Title The welfare state and social work : pursuing social justice / Josefina Figueira-McDonough.

Imprint Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, ©2007.

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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  361.973 F475W    Check Shelf
Description xvi, 439 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 377-410) and index.
Contents 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.
Summary "'The Welfare State and Social Work: Pursuing Social Justice' critically assesses the historical, sociopolitical, and economic factors that have influenced social work policy and practice in the United States. By viewing social welfare and social work in light of principles of social justice, this book offers a fresh understanding of their interplay and how this interaction affects policy practice.
Key Features: Conceptualizes social justice as it operates, or fails to operate, under a specific system-the liberal democracy familiar to citizens of the United States; Examines how administrative centralization and political and economic power affect social policies, how these policies are conditioned by the paths embedded in the histories of previous decisions, and how a selective ideology justifies them; Offers a critical commentary following the coverage of historical periods; Systematically compares outcomes in the United States with those in other liberal democracies that have different welfare regimes, and evaluates proposals for reforming welfare in a global context." -- Publisher description.
Subject Social justice.
Social justice -- United States.
Human services.
Human services -- United States.
Welfare state.
Justice sociale.
Justice sociale -- États-Unis.
Services sociaux.
Services sociaux -- États-Unis.
État providence.
Human services. (OCoLC)fst00963360
Social justice. (OCoLC)fst01122603
Welfare state. (OCoLC)fst01173685
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Sozialdienst.
Wohlfahrtsstaat.
United States.
ISBN 9780761930242 (pbk.)
0761930248 (pbk.)
Standard No. 9780761930242
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