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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

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The Impact Of Directly Mailed Family Planning Materials To Afdc Welfare Mothers, Paul J. Placek 2014 Western Michigan University

The Impact Of Directly Mailed Family Planning Materials To Afdc Welfare Mothers, Paul J. Placek

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

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Communications research has repeatedly documented the fact that people are affected by the various forms of mass media, and so family planning programs have begun to use television (Hutchinson, 1970), radio, movies, posters, telephones (Dabbs and Neiger, 1970), newspapers, and various combinations of these media (Clark and Morris, 1972; Chase, 1972; Balakrishnan, 1967; Takeshita, 1966; Cernada and Lu, 1972) in transmitting the message of family planning. Our present media focus, however, involves direct mailing, which in contrast to other media, often has the advantages of being sent by an authoritative or prestigious source, is relatively ...


Pandora's Box: The Liberation Of Welfare Mothers, Bonnie Morel Edington 2014 Western Michigan University

Pandora's Box: The Liberation Of Welfare Mothers, Bonnie Morel Edington

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

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The non-"misandrist" mainstream of the women's movement has suggested that, more than women being liberated from male oppression, both sexes need to be liberated from the tyranny of culturally determined sex roles, the last bastion of ascribed status. If all social roles were androgynous they could be based on more relevant criteria. For example, children would be encouraged to develop skills and talents without regard for their "appropriateness" to gender, the male-female ratio in the work force and in nearly all specific occupations would be virtually equal, pay would be equal, and the ...


Academe: Internship: The Delicate Balance, Robert F. Kronick 2014 Western Michigan University

Academe: Internship: The Delicate Balance, Robert F. Kronick

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

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There appears to be a battle that heretofore has been a brushfire incursion, but what may now have the possibility of becoming something more involved. This is the raging debate between "traditional" scholars and those now committed to off-campus or experiential learning. Historically, there has always been disagreement over what constituted learning or how to evaluate what was learned. Now the area of disparagement appears to be over the legitimacy of off-campus experiences as learning and, secondly, how to evaluate these experiences as academic enterprises. As always seems to be the case in debates such ...


The 'Credentials Trap' And Social Work Staff Utilization, Ralph Segalman 2014 Western Michigan University

The 'Credentials Trap' And Social Work Staff Utilization, Ralph Segalman

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

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From an examination of the foregoing charted analysis, it is apparent that social work probably cannot make much progress until it has overcome its "identity crisis." Differentiation of tasks based on outmoded or societally irrelevant models can only aggravate, rather than solve social work's confusion in relation to more effective utilization of manpower and resources.


Ethnicity, Professionalism, And Black Paternalism: Implications For Social Welfare Services, Robert S. Bartlett 2014 Western Michigan University

Ethnicity, Professionalism, And Black Paternalism: Implications For Social Welfare Services, Robert S. Bartlett

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

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The assumption around the use of nonprofessionals as members of the agency team suggest that the "bridge" function is enhanced when the new worker and the client-system are similar in such factors as ethnicity, class, cultural background, religion, and so on. Data from a 1968 survey tested Grosser's hypothesis: "that staff similarity with the client in ethnicity...will result in greater accuracy regarding the client and his community (1966:60)". Grosser's hypothesis was tested at a black staffed community action agency, serving a black ghetto in a large metropolitan city in the northeastern ...


Journal Of Sociology & Social Welfare Vol. 1, No. 3 (Spring 1974), Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare 2014 Western Michigan University

Journal Of Sociology & Social Welfare Vol. 1, No. 3 (Spring 1974), Journal Of Sociology & Social Welfare

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

  • Ethnicity, Professionalism, and Black Paternalism: Implications for Social Welfare Services - Robert S. Bartlett - Page 101
  • The "Credential Trap" and Social Work Staff Utilization - Ralph Segalman - Page 112
  • Academe: Internship: The Delicate Balance - Robert F. Kronick - Page 130
  • Pandora Box: The Liberation of Welfare Mothers - Bonnie Morel Edington - Page 135
  • The Impact of Directly Mailed Family Planning Materials to AFDC Welfare Mothers - Paul J. Placek - Page 156


Editor's Note, Ralph Segalman 2014 Western Michigan University

Editor's Note, Ralph Segalman

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

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

From The Chairman, Norman N. Goroff

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

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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

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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 ...


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 ...


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

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