Social Welfare: A History of the American Response to Need

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Pearson/Allyn and Bacon, 2005 - 370 páginas
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"Social Welfare: A History of the American Response to Need, Sixth Edition" describes and analyzes the ideas that have shaped the history of social welfare from the Colonial Period to the present day.

Using original documents from each respective period through the current Bush Administration, this classic text examines the history of events and ideas that have shaped American social welfare policy. Coverage of economic developments, the impact of voluntarism, the impact of privatization helps students to understand the context of social welfare movements and policies, while material on trends in the justice system include the immigration debate

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