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The Short Guide to Social Policy

The Short Guide to Social Policy (Paperback)

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What is social policy? Why is it important to you? Social policy is the means by which we improve the welfare and well-being of society. It determines how we support and care for disadvantaged people, who educates our children, why some countries have free healthcare, when people receive benefits, and what we should do about poverty, homelessness, ill-health and a multitude of other social problems and inequalities.This short but systematic introductory text offers a clear and concise overview of the 'five pillars' of social policy: social security, employment, education, health, housing. Specifically designed for students who are new to the study of social policy, this short guide: outlines the basics of social policy; explains key policy goals and how welfare is delivered; uses case studies from around the world to illustrate key debates and explore policy dilemmas; highlights key terms and concepts throughout; and, provides readers with quick reference summaries and guides to further reading.

Whether starting a degree in social policy or studying a single module in the subject at any level, this clear and accessible guide, written by experienced authors and teachers, is indispensable reading.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial welfare & social services Publisher: Policy Press Publication Date: 03/06/2008 ISBN-13: 9781847420619  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Dr John Hudson is Lecturer in Social Policy at the University of York. Dr Stefan Kuhner is Lecturer in Social Policy at the University of York. Dr Stuart Lowe is Senior Lecturer in Social Policy at the University of York. Together they have extensive experience of teaching and researching social policy across wide range of policy fields.

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