Popple (University of North Carolina at Charlotte) and Leighninger (Arizona State University) demonstrate the links between social work and social welfare, and place both in a political context. They outline basic concepts and competing perspectives about social work, including generalist, professional, and religious approaches. They also discuss diversity, poverty and its causes, the development of anti-poverty programs, child welfare, crime and the justice system, health care, mental health and developmental disabilities, and aging.
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Explains concepts of social welfare within a political context. After definitions of the terms conservative, liberal, and radical, chapters cover social welfare and the social work profession, diversity and discrimination within the social welfare system, religion and social work, poverty, and major areas of social welfare. Learning features include definitions, web sites, and boxes on case histories, cultural diversity, and institutions, plus b&w photos. This fourth edition contains new material on welfare reform and immigration. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.