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Public Spending On Elders And Children: The Gap Is Growing, Susmita Pati, Ron Keren, Evaline A. Alessandri, Donald F. Schwarz Nov 2004

Public Spending On Elders And Children: The Gap Is Growing, Susmita Pati, Ron Keren, Evaline A. Alessandri, Donald F. Schwarz

Issue Briefs

Social welfare programs support the income, education, nutrition, and medical care needs of many of this country’s elders and children. Over the past twenty years, however, three times as many children as elders have lived in poverty, and poverty rates for children have consistently exceeded those for the elderly. Given the continued disparity in poverty rates, it is important to track levels of public spending for each group and the generational balance in allocating limited public funds. This Issue Brief evaluates trends in social welfare spending for children and the elderly from 1980 to 2000, and the relationship of ...


Social Work Education As Professional Socialization: A Study Of The Impact Of Social Work Education Upon Students's Professional Preferences, Idit Weiss, John Gal, Ram A. Cnaan Jan 2004

Social Work Education As Professional Socialization: A Study Of The Impact Of Social Work Education Upon Students's Professional Preferences, Idit Weiss, John Gal, Ram A. Cnaan

Departmental Papers (SPP)

Professional socialization in social work is the subject of the panel study described in this article. It focuses upon the impact of different social work education programs upon the professional preferences of students in the United States and Israel. The findings indicate that significant change with regard to some of the variables did occur between the beginning and completion of studies. This generally took the form of a decline in preferences though a number of cross-culture differences were observed. The implications of the findings for the issue of professional socialization in social work are discussed.