Journals Higher Education



Published: 23 February 2018

392 Pages

7 x 10 inches

ISBN: 9780190607326

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Social Work Practice and Social Welfare Policy in the United States

A History

Philip R. Popple

  • The first new social work history written in over twenty years.
  • Identifies major challenges facing the social work profession.
  • Explores the development of social work practice theory and techniques, as well as the more traditional focus on social welfare policy.
  • Uses archival data.
  • Discusses social welfare policy and social work practice from the usual "top down" perspective of elites (policymakers, administrators, academics), but adds the "bottom up" perspective of service recipients and social work practitioners.

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