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International Social Work and Social Welfare: Asia

Ngoh Tiong Tan

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

Published by NASW Press and Oxford University Press


Published online June 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199975839 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acrefore/9780199975839.013.564

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Asia contains more than 60% of the world’s population and is the fastest growing economic region. However, it faces challenges, including poverty, HIV and AIDS, and human rights concerns. In the midst of rapid changes in the social–political context, social workers and welfare organizations are making a significant contribution in addressing these challenges and improving social well-being in the region by broadening indigenous social networks to incorporate private, public, and community interventions.

Keywords: Asia; social and economic change; social development; social welfare; social work

Article.  2843 words. 

Subjects: International and Global Issues in Social Work ; Social Work Macro Practice ; Social Work Practice Settings ; Race and Ethnicity ; Occupations, Professions, and Work

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