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Social Welfare
Structure and Practice


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Social Work & Social Policy

March 2013 | 341 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
The history, motivations, influences and vital issues in social welfare policy and practice are examined in this book. David Macarov explains how social welfare policy originated and how it is maintained through the interaction of five motivations: mutual aid, religion, politics, economics and ideology. He discusses the major contributions to the development of social welfare from the distinguished figures of Martin Luther, Adam Smith and Charles Darwin. The book concludes with an examination of poverty and unemployment and a review of policy responses to these social problems.
 
PART ONE: THE NATURE OF SOCIAL WELFARE
 
The Scope of Social Welfare
 
Human Needs
 
PART TWO: MOTIVATIONS FOR SOCIAL WELFARE
 
Mutual Aid
 
Social Welfare and the Family
 
The Use of Families and Other Institutions of Mutual Aid
 
Religion as a Motivator of Social Welfare
 
Politics as a Motivator of Social Welfare
 
Economics as a Motivator of Social Welfare
 
Ideology as a Motivator of Social Welfare
 
Isms as Ideologies - Racism, Sexism, Ageism and Xenophobia
 
PART THREE: INFLUENCES ON SOCIAL WELFARE
 
The Influence of Martin Luther on Work and Welfare
 
The Influence of Charles Darwin and Adam Smith on the Development of Social Welfare
 
PART FOUR: ISSUES IN SOCIAL WELFARE
 
Persisting Poverty
 
Persisting Unemployment
 
From Welfare State to Welfare Society and Welfare Reform
 
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