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Description - Economics for Social Workers by Michael Lewis

This primer for social work students introduces the general definitions and concepts of economics and uses case studies in social work to develop applied knowledge. The case studies include stories of job training, substance abuse centers, counseling, therapy, child protective services, and services for the poor. The concluding chapters are devoted to topics directly related to social work: economics of poverty, health economics, household economics, the economics of labor, and government failure.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780231116879
ISBN-10: 023111687X
Format: Paperback
(226mm x 162mm x 11mm)
Pages: 246
Imprint: Columbia University Press
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publish Date: 6-Mar-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Michael Lewis

Michael Lewis is assistant professor of Social Welfare at SUNY-Stony Brook. Karl Widerquist is a research associate at the Jerome Levy Economics Research Institute of Bard College.

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