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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(226mm x 162mm x 11mm)
Columbia University Press
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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.