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.Public income maintenance programs alone cost $2 billion in 1940; by 1989, they cost $402 billion. ... responsibility for social welfare at the federal level) and the relationship between its various sections and agencies would resemble a wiring diagram for a new kind of space vessel. ... 2. For The Scope of Social Welfare 9.
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