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The Policy-Based Profession: An Introduction to Social Welfare Policy Analysis for Social Workers (5th Edition)

 
 
 
 
The Policy-Based Profession: An Introduction to Social Welfare Policy Analysis for Social Workers (5th Edition)
Author: Philip R. Popple - Leslie Leighninger
ISBN 13: 9780205763719
ISBN 10: 205763715
Edition: 5
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 2010-01-20
Format: Paperback
Pages: 360
List Price: $140.00
 
 

This social welfare policy text, written specifically for use within the field of social work, shows students the crucial connection between social policy and the everyday practice of social work.

The Fourth Edition of The Policy-Based Profession provides students with a process for analyzing policies that will help them as they enter a career in social work. It offers a detailed foundation for policy analysis, including chapters on historical policy analysis, social/economic analysis, and political analysis. This text brings students up to date on the latest developments in welfare reform, mental health managed care, the campaign to restructure Social Security, reactions to current immigration issues, current threats to workers’ pensions, program and policy responses to the problems of substance abuse, and the use of family preservation as an approach to child protection.