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Youth Homelessness: Prevalence And Mental Health Correlates, Staci M. Perlman, Joe Willard, Janette Herbers, J.J. Cutuli, Karin M. Eyrich Garg 2014 SelectedWorks

Youth Homelessness: Prevalence And Mental Health Correlates, Staci M. Perlman, Joe Willard, Janette Herbers, J.J. Cutuli, Karin M. Eyrich Garg

Staci Perlman

No abstract provided.


Editor's Note, Ralph Segalman 2014 Western Michigan University

Editor's Note, Ralph Segalman

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

No abstract provided.


From The Chairman, Norman N. Goroff 2014 Western Michigan University

From The Chairman, Norman N. Goroff

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

No abstract provided.


Editor's Note, Norman N. Goroff, Ralph Segalman 2014 Western Michigan University

Editor's Note, Norman N. Goroff, Ralph Segalman

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

No abstract provided.


Swedish Child Welfare Worker: Estrangement And Alienation In An Ideal Situation, Implications For American Social Policy, The, Wayne Plasek 2014 Western Michigan University

Swedish Child Welfare Worker: Estrangement And Alienation In An Ideal Situation, Implications For American Social Policy, The, Wayne Plasek

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

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Our research was guided by an interest in the attitudes of social workers toward their personal work situation, their occupation, its place in the society, and other matters. It seemed likely that in a welfare state, the position of the profession and the attitudes of its practitioners would reflect its key position within the society. If such expectations were borne out, we might be able to make predictions concerning such attitudes among American social workers should the welfare program be greatly expanded.


Sociology And Social Work: Science And Art, Robert D. Leighninger, Leslie H. Leighninger, Robert M. Pankin 2014 Western Michigan University

Sociology And Social Work: Science And Art, Robert D. Leighninger, Leslie H. Leighninger, Robert M. Pankin

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

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We live in an age of specialization and usually find it beneficial, perhaps even essential. However, we have been aware since Marx's time at least that the division of labor has its cost. And though we may be a long way from the unconpartmentalized utopia where an individual might do four different kinds of work in a single day, we cannot afford to let the assumptions which underlie the separation of important jobs and functions go without periodic reexamination. The separation of the work of the sociologist (or, indeed, any social scientist) and the ...


Public Concepts Of Poverty: The County Commissioners' View, Charles Ramsey, Rita Braito 2014 Western Michigan University

Public Concepts Of Poverty: The County Commissioners' View, Charles Ramsey, Rita Braito

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

Every program designed to decrease poverty is based upon assumptions either as to the nature and causes of poverty or what is necessary to help the poor improve their lot (Spilerman and Elish, 1970; Task Force on Economic Growth and Opportunity, 1966; Valentine, 1968). Often these assumptions are only implicit, and supervisors of the program might not even agree with the assumptions if they were stated. Nevertheless, a program would itself make no sense unless certain statements about poverty were true. For example, a program of economic development to increase employment opportunities assumes that, first, much poverty is due to ...


Institutionalization Of Social Welfare Decision-Making, Walter W. Stafford 2014 Western Michigan University

Institutionalization Of Social Welfare Decision-Making, Walter W. Stafford

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

Introduction – Overview

In recent decades, there has been considerable attention devoted to the nature of interest group conflict and emerging structural changes in the American economic, social and political system. The economic changes have perhaps been the key indicators of emerging trends. These changes have been reflected mainly in the amount of economic activity and occupations devoted to services since the late 1950's; the increasing concern with technological growth; the close collaboration between national government policies and planning and the private sector; national governmental assistance for urban and suburban problems, and more recently, the increased mandates of interest groups ...


Public Housing As An Instrument Of Income Redistribution: Social And Economic Impact 1972, John P. Huttman, Elizabeth D. Huttman 2014 Western Michigan University

Public Housing As An Instrument Of Income Redistribution: Social And Economic Impact 1972, John P. Huttman, Elizabeth D. Huttman

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

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Housing possesses certain characteristics which qualify it for an instrumental role in income redistribution policy. Housing is a commodity which for the poor is generally deficient in quality and frequently inadequate in quantity even at modest quality levels. The poor pay a substantial share of their income for housing. The majority of families with incomes under four thousand dollars spend over one-fourth of their total income on housing, while most of those with incomes under two thousand dollars annually normally spend over one-third for housing, as compared with less than one sixth of average family ...


Representatives In Government - A Role For Social Planning Councils , Alan Cohen 2014 Western Michigan University

Representatives In Government - A Role For Social Planning Councils , Alan Cohen

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

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I have referred to a key problem of how to make individual and group concerns known to the decision makers without ignoring the weakly organized and unorganized-and without putting both the legislators and administrators in the position of merely ratifying bargaining negotiated between these interest groups. I have suggested non-governmental Social Planning Councils have a potentially significant role to play in the changing need for representativeness for the myriad of strong, weak and unorganized groups and individuals.

This role recognizes the feedback benefits resulting from the proposition that people learn to participate by participating, and ...


Perspective On Youthful Deviance: Implications For Social Policies, Albert S. Alissi 2014 Western Michigan University

Perspective On Youthful Deviance: Implications For Social Policies, Albert S. Alissi

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

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The way a society deals with its younger deviants reflects the place assigned to youth in hat society. In his famous study of European family life, Phillippe Aries pointed out that for centuries children shared the same status as adults and were mixed with adults as soon as they were weaned from their mothers at about the age of seven. And so it was possible that in England in 1801, a child of thirteen was hanged for stealing a spoon. A girl of seven was publicly hanged in 1808 and a boy of nine was ...


Front Matter, Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare 2014 Western Michigan University

Front Matter, Journal Of Sociology And Social Welfare

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

No abstract provided.


Social Science And Social Welfare: Toward A Society For The Solution Of Social Problems, Andrew Billingsley 2014 Western Michigan University

Social Science And Social Welfare: Toward A Society For The Solution Of Social Problems, Andrew Billingsley

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

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Do existing social work texts contribute to a student's recognition of professional values and issues and of the implicit ideological bases for these? The following study contends that they do not, and that their failures are quite similar to those found by Mills in his examination social pathology texts.

Our concern today with social science and social welfare policy is in keeping with the purposes and conceptions of the founders of the Society for the Study of Social Problems. In those early days these men and women were idealists- -they were reformists, but they ...


Back Matter, Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare 2014 Western Michigan University

Back Matter, Journal Of Sociology And Social Welfare

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

No abstract provided.


Editor's Note, Norman N. Goroff, Ralph Segalman 2014 Western Michigan University

Editor's Note, Norman N. Goroff, Ralph Segalman

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

No abstract provided.


Swedish Child Welfare Worker: Estrangement And Alienation In An Ideal Situation, Implications For American Social Policy, The, Wayne Plasek 2014 Western Michigan University

Swedish Child Welfare Worker: Estrangement And Alienation In An Ideal Situation, Implications For American Social Policy, The, Wayne Plasek

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

Excerpt from the full-text article:

Our research was guided by an interest in the attitudes of social workers toward their personal work situation, their occupation, its place in the society, and other matters. It seemed likely that in a welfare state, the position of the profession and the attitudes of its practitioners would reflect its key position within the society. If such expectations were borne out, we might be able to make predictions concerning such attitudes among American social workers should the welfare program be greatly expanded.


Sociology And Social Work: Science And Art, Robert D. Leighninger, Leslie H. Leighninger, Robert M. Pankin 2014 Western Michigan University

Sociology And Social Work: Science And Art, Robert D. Leighninger, Leslie H. Leighninger, Robert M. Pankin

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

Excerpt from the full-text article:

We live in an age of specialization and usually find it beneficial, perhaps even essential. However, we have been aware since Marx's time at least that the division of labor has its cost. And though we may be a long way from the unconpartmentalized utopia where an individual might do four different kinds of work in a single day, we cannot afford to let the assumptions which underlie the separation of important jobs and functions go without periodic reexamination. The separation of the work of the sociologist (or, indeed, any social scientist) and the ...


Public Concepts Of Poverty: The County Commissioners' View, Charles Ramsey, Rita Braito 2014 Western Michigan University

Public Concepts Of Poverty: The County Commissioners' View, Charles Ramsey, Rita Braito

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

Every program designed to decrease poverty is based upon assumptions either as to the nature and causes of poverty or what is necessary to help the poor improve their lot (Spilerman and Elish, 1970; Task Force on Economic Growth and Opportunity, 1966; Valentine, 1968). Often these assumptions are only implicit, and supervisors of the program might not even agree with the assumptions if they were stated. Nevertheless, a program would itself make no sense unless certain statements about poverty were true. For example, a program of economic development to increase employment opportunities assumes that, first, much poverty is due to ...


Institutionalization Of Social Welfare Decision-Making, Walter W. Stafford 2014 Western Michigan University

Institutionalization Of Social Welfare Decision-Making, Walter W. Stafford

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

Introduction – Overview

In recent decades, there has been considerable attention devoted to the nature of interest group conflict and emerging structural changes in the American economic, social and political system. The economic changes have perhaps been the key indicators of emerging trends. These changes have been reflected mainly in the amount of economic activity and occupations devoted to services since the late 1950's; the increasing concern with technological growth; the close collaboration between national government policies and planning and the private sector; national governmental assistance for urban and suburban problems, and more recently, the increased mandates of interest groups ...


Public Housing As An Instrument Of Income Redistribution: Social And Economic Impact 1972, John P. Huttman, Elizabeth D. Huttman 2014 Western Michigan University

Public Housing As An Instrument Of Income Redistribution: Social And Economic Impact 1972, John P. Huttman, Elizabeth D. Huttman

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

Excerpt from the full-text article:

Housing possesses certain characteristics which qualify it for an instrumental role in income redistribution policy. Housing is a commodity which for the poor is generally deficient in quality and frequently inadequate in quantity even at modest quality levels. The poor pay a substantial share of their income for housing. The majority of families with incomes under four thousand dollars spend over one-fourth of their total income on housing, while most of those with incomes under two thousand dollars annually normally spend over one-third for housing, as compared with less than one sixth of average family ...


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