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Empowerment Series: Social Welfare Policy and Social Programs, Updated,
4th Edition

Elizabeth A. Segal

ISBN-13: 9781305101920 | ISBN-10: 1305101928

Copyright 2020

| Published 2015

| 448 pages

List Price USD $149.95

Overview

Segal's EMPOWERMENT SERIES: SOCIAL WELFARE POLICY AND SOCIAL PROGRAMS, ENHANCED, 4th Edition, not only enables you to identify, describe, and analyze social welfare policies--it also draws you into an examination of the values and beliefs that drive our social welfare system. The author demonstrates how the myriad values of diverse groups in America have influenced current policies, and shows that analysis takes place through the lens of these often opposing values. The dual themes of critical thinking and critical evaluation provide the framework of the book, and Segal's inclusion of international perspectives on values around social welfare policies and social programs heightens your awareness of the global implications of social work around the world.

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Meet the Authors

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Elizabeth A. Segal is a Professor in Arizona State University's School of Social Work. Along with this text, Dr. Segal has multiple publications, including a social welfare policy text and numerous journal articles. She is a co-founder and editor emeritus of the Journal of Poverty. Her areas of research and interest include inequality, social justice and social empathy.

  • New policy developments on immigration, such as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, are discussed.
  • Chapter 4, "Analyzing and Researching Social Welfare Policies," includes a new example that further illustrates the critical theory policy analysis model.
  • This edition includes a full update on the Affordable Care Act, tracing its evolution through the legislative and judicial systems as well as its impact on health care delivery.
  • The fourth edition includes current EPAS requirements. Helping Hands icons spotlight text coverage of the required Core Competencies and recommended Practice Behaviors detailed by CSWE's new EPAS 2015.
  • The concept of the "submerged state" in relation to government services is presented and explained in Chapter 5, "The Delivery of Social Welfare Services." This concept helps students better understand the extensiveness of government social welfare efforts as well as why people often are unaware of them.
  • Updated 4th edition includes thorough updates to policies, examples, research, demographics and statistics – with special attention given to chapters 2, 3, 6, 7 and 12.
  • Questions in the "What Do You Think?" features provoke students to think critically about how they might apply chapter material to situations they may encounter in the future.
  • "More About" boxes focus additional attention on topics that readers may find especially intriguing or pertinent to their careers.
  • Skills and resources needed to conduct policy analysis are introduced in the early chapters of the book. This helps students to more easily navigate the policy discussions on arenas of critical concern as well as key social welfare policies and programs in the rest of the chapters. Segal also includes guidance for influencing the policy arena.
  • The book's values perspective emphasizes the importance of values and ethics.
  • By thoroughly covering such matters as social welfare history, analysis, and practice, Segal offers a comprehensive introduction to social welfare policy that builds a strong foundation for both undergraduate and graduate students.
  • "Consider This" and "Controversial Perspectives" include presentations of differing viewpoints to demonstrate the complexity of social welfare policy and to help students examine personal beliefs.

Table of Contents

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Part I: UNDERSTANDING SOCIAL WELFARE.
1. Social Welfare Policy and Underlying Values.
2. Historical Foundations of Social Welfare in America.
3. Conceptual Foundations of Social Welfare Policy.
4. Analyzing and Researching Social Welfare Policies.
5. The Delivery of Social Welfare Services.
Part II: CRITICAL CONCERNS THAT AFFECT ALL ARENAS OF SOCIAL WELFARE.
6. Social Justice and Civil Rights.
7. Poverty and Economic Inequality.
8. Economics, Employment, Budgets, and Taxes.
Part III: KEY SOCIAL WELFARE POLICIES AND PROGRAMS.
9. Social Insurance.
10. Aging and Social Welfare Policy.
11. Children and Families.
12. Health Care Policy.
Part IV: BUILDING ON OUR KNOWLEDGE OF SOCIAL WELFARE POLICY AND SOCIAL PROGRAMS.
13. United States Social Welfare Policies and International Comparisons.
14. Policy Practice and the Impact of Social Welfare Policies.

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

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