Social Welfare in Canada

Social Welfare in Canada

  • Publisher : Thompson Educational Pub
  • Author : Steven Hick
  • ISBN-10 : 155077168X
  • Release : 2007-03
  • Genre: Social Science
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"Social Welfare in Canada: Understanding Income Security", Second Edtion provides an overview of the income security system in Canada - its historical development, its programs, and the major policy dbates in this field. With this introductory text, students will develop an understanding of the many income security programs and policies in Canada, how they fit together, and how they work (or fail to work) in practice.

Activity  Incomes and Social Welfare

Activity Incomes and Social Welfare

  • Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • Author : Manuela Stănculescu
  • ISBN-10 : 075467777X
  • Release : 2009
  • Genre: Political Science
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This book describes and quantifies the major socioeconomic changes that have occurred in four new member states of the EU (Slovenia, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria) since the early 1990s.Within the broad framework of socioeconomic change, a number of topics are explored in greater detail. These include changes in activity, occupational status and educational attainment, household income sources and income inequality, and risk of income poverty. The analysis is based on household budget surveys and complemented with other statistical sources, enabling a coherent analysis of the impact of large changes in social policy at household level.

China s Social Welfare

China s Social Welfare

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Author : Joe C. B. Leung
  • ISBN-10 : 9780745690476
  • Release : 2015-04-21
  • Genre: Political Science
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The extraordinary rise of China is one of the greatest global stories of recent times. However, China's development has been described as ‘uneven, uncoordinated, and unsustainable’, and has now reached a critical turning point. To transform itself into a successful high-income economy, China urgently needs to develop a new welfare regime. Social policy and social welfare programmes are pivotal not only to meet mounting social needs but also to promote social cohesion. This timely book explores key turning points in China’s trajectory, from the creation of a socialist egalitarian society promising a relatively stable livelihood at the expense of economic development, through the market-oriented reforms which have dismantled the traditional social protection system. The authors present the formidable social challenges ahead, including demographic shift, residential migration, and corrosive inequalities, and outline the emerging forms of social security protection in urban and rural areas, community-based social care services, non-governmental organizations and the social work profession. To redress inequalities and strengthen social cohesion, China needs to construct a robust developmental and redistributive strategy with shared responsibility between different levels of governments, as well as between civil society, the state and the market. This comprehensive and astute guide to one of China’s key current challenges will be welcomed by students and scholars of social policy, welfare, sociology and political science, and all interested in contemporary China.

Comprehensive Handbook of Social Work and Social Welfare  The Profession of Social Work

Comprehensive Handbook of Social Work and Social Welfare The Profession of Social Work

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Author :
  • ISBN-10 : 0470246766
  • Release : 2008-05-16
  • Genre: Social Science
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Comprehensive Handbook of Social Work and Social Welfare, Volume 1: The Profession of Social Work features contributions from leading international researchers and practitioners and presents the most comprehensive, in-depth source of information on the field of social work and social welfare.

Sociology and Social Welfare

Sociology and Social Welfare

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Author : Michael Sullivan
  • ISBN-10 : 9780429887970
  • Release : 2018-07-20
  • Genre: Social Science
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Originally published in 1987, Sociology and Social Welfare looks at the relationship between state and welfare in the context of a wider sociological analysis of state and society in post-war Britain. The book looks at two main concerns, the first suggests the ways in which the theory and practice of welfare might be made more reflective and self-conscious if located in sociological understandings of state, society, and welfare. The second suggests that the sociological study of social work and other welfare activities might lead to the development of a more sensitive and practice-informed sociology.

Social Welfare in Socialist Countries

Social Welfare in Socialist Countries

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Author : John Dixon
  • ISBN-10 : 9781317366553
  • Release : 2016-03-17
  • Genre: Social Science
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First published in 1992, this book analyses social welfare in eight socialist countries, at that time: Czechoslovakia, China, Cuba, Hungary, Poland, Yugoslavia, North Korea and the Soviet Union. For each country it considers the ideological framework underlying the social welfare system and describes the historical development of both the system and the political and socio-economic context. Each chapter looks at the structure and administration of the systems in place and how these are financed. This is followed by a consideration of the nature of different parts of the welfare system, a survey of social security, personal social services and the treatment of the following key target groups: the aged; those with disabilities and handicaps; children and youth; disadvantaged families; the unemployed; and the sick and injured. Each chapter concludes with an assessment of the effectiveness of the system considered.