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Systems of provision and welfare outcomes: defining and treating the causes of poverty

Rana Jawad

in Social welfare and religion in the Middle East

Published by Policy Press

Published in print July 2009 | ISBN: 9781861349538
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447303510 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861349538.003.0005
Systems of provision and welfare outcomes: defining and treating the causes of poverty

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This chapter focuses on social welfare as a system of provision and a measure of outcomes in Lebanon. In this chapter, the focus is on the two types of social programmes: social care and the micro-credit/cash benefits. The concern of this chapter is to consider the mechanics and dynamics of service delivery and consumption. Questions on how religious welfare defines the object of its interventions and how it responds to the causes of social problems are discussed in this chapter. It also considers the mechanisms of service evaluation used by religious welfare organisations to evaluate the impact of their work.

Keywords: social welfare; Lebanon; social programmes; social care; cash benefits; service delivery; service consumption

Chapter.  22757 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Sociology of Religion

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