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Asset Building Toward Inclusive Policy

Michael Sherraden, Lissa Johnson, Margaret M. Clancy, Sondra G. Beverly, Margaret Sherrard Sherraden, Mark Schreiner, William Elliot, Trina R. Williams Shanks, Deborah Adams, Jami Curley, Jin Huang, Michal Grinstein-Weiss, Yunju Nam, Min Zhan and Chang-Keun Han.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: International and Global Issues in Social Work; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy; Poverty; Social Work Research and Evidence-based Practice; Social Justice and Human Rights. 6474 words.

Since 1991, a new policy discussion has arisen in the United States and other countries, focusing on building assets as a complement to traditional social policy based on income. In fact,...

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Capacity Development and Building

DeBrenna LaFa Agbényiga.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Public and Nonprofit Management; International and Global Issues in Social Work; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy; Poverty. 11952 words.

As a profession, social workers must understand and work well within the realms of capacity development. This understanding is important because it provides a foundation for working at the...

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Community Economic Development

Margaret Sherrard Sherraden and Lisa Reyes Mason.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy; Social Work Practice Settings; Poverty. 4052 words.

Community economic development (CED) is an integrated and community-driven approach to development aimed at generating wealth, capabilities, and empowerment in low-income and low-wealth...

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Economic Justice

Louise Simmons.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online March 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy; Poverty; Social Justice and Human Rights. 11149 words.

Social work often refers to economic justice but rarely considers what economic justice truly entails. This article specifies a number of areas that comprise economic justice issues and...

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Fundraising for Human-Services Nonprofits

Kirsten A. Grønbjerg.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Public and Nonprofit Management; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy; Poverty; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 3175 words.

Of the 1.6 million tax-exempt organizations registered with the IRS as of March 2012, about one-fourth are human service nonprofits, including some 254,100 charities with about $134.5...

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Housing

Tracy M. Soska.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Direct Practice and Clinical Social Work; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy; Poverty; Social Justice and Human Rights. 7397 words.

Housing, especially homeownership and affordable housing, remains essential to the American Dream but also among our most challenging social issues, particularly given the collapse of the...

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Hunger, Nutrition, and Food Programs

Kristine Siefert.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Public and Nonprofit Management; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy; Poverty; Social Justice and Human Rights. 4817 words.

Food insecurity and hunger are serious problems around the world, with an estimated 870 million people chronically undernourished. The vast majority of these people—an estimated 14.9%—live...

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International Aid, Relief, and Humanitarian Assistance

Carmen Monico, Karen Smith Rotabi and Taghreed Abu Sarhan.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online April 2014 .

Article. Subjects: International and Global Issues in Social Work; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy; Poverty; Social Justice and Human Rights. 12187 words.

International development, humanitarian aid, and relief are at the heart of international social work practice. They have evolved historically and globally; shaped by world markets, social...

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International Child Development Accounts

Michael Sherraden, Li-Chen Cheng, Fred M. Ssewamala, Youngmi Kim, Vernon Loke, Li Zou, Gina Chowa, David Ansong, Lissa Johnson, YungSoo Lee, Michal Grinstein-Weiss, Margaret M. Clancy, Jin Huang, Sondra G. Beverly, Yunju Nam and Chang-Keun Han.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online July 2018 .

Article. Subjects: International and Global Issues in Social Work; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy; Poverty; Social Work Research and Evidence-based Practice; Social Justice and Human Rights. 9469 words.

Child Development Accounts (CDAs) are subsidized savings or investment accounts to help people accumulate assets for developmental purposes and life course needs. They are envisioned as...

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Philanthropy

Jerry D. Marx.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: International and Global Issues in Social Work; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy; Poverty; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 1964 words.

Philanthropy can be defined as the voluntary effort to increase the well-being of humankind. It includes the giving of money, time, or other resources to charitable organizations....

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Political Ideologies and Social Welfare

Mimi Abramovitz.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Practical Ethics; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy; Poverty; Social Justice and Human Rights. 8544 words.

Political ideologies shape public policy debates as well as the social policy strategies developed to address social problems. The clashes among these long-standing political...

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Poverty

Mark R. Rank.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy; Poverty; Social Justice and Human Rights. 7584 words.

Poverty has been a subject of concern since the beginnings of social work. This entry reviews three key research areas. First, the extent and dynamics of poverty are examined, including the...

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Privilege

Cheryl L. Franks and Marion Riedel.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Public and Nonprofit Management; Social Work Macro Practice; Poverty; Race and Ethnicity; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 1600 words.

Privilege is the invisible advantage and resultant unearned benefits afforded to dominant groups of people because of a variety of sociodemographic traits. Privilege provides economic and...

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Social Policy: History (1900–1950)

Iris Carlton-LaNey.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy; Poverty; Social Justice and Human Rights; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 4467 words.

This entry traces American social welfare development from the 1890s to 1950. It also includes social work's participation and response to need during two critical times in American...

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Social Policy: History (Colonial Times to 1900)

Phyllis J. Day.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy; Poverty; Social Justice and Human Rights; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 3420 words.

American social welfare began in the colonial period with the adoption of the Elizabethan Poor Laws as the basis for treatment of society's poor and deviant. By the beginning of the...

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Social Policy: Overview

John M. Herrick.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy; Poverty; Social Justice and Human Rights; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 5389 words.

Social policy is how a society responds to social problems. Any government enactment that affects the well-being of people, including laws, regulations, executive orders, and court...

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Social Services

Philip R. Popple.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Public and Nonprofit Management; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy; Poverty; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 3113 words.

Formal or institutional social services began in the United States in the late 19th century as a response to problems that were rapidly increasing as a result of modernization. These...

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Social Welfare Expenditures

Richard Hoefer.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Public and Nonprofit Management; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy; Poverty. 3550 words.

Understanding both public and private welfare expenditures is necessary to appreciate the full scope of a social welfare system. This entry examines spending in four major areas of social...

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Sustainable Development

Dorothy N. Gamble.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online July 2013 .

Article. Subjects: International and Global Issues in Social Work; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy; Poverty. 7132 words.

This entry describes how the viability of long-term human social systems is inextricably linked to human behavior, environmental resources, the health of the biosphere, and human...

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Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

Catherine K. Lawrence.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Couple and Family Social Work; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy; Poverty. 3621 words.

In 1996, The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act repealed the 60-year-old national welfare program of Aid to Families with Dependent Children and replaced it...

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