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community

Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Arts and Humanities.

Many sociological and anthropological definitions exist, but most tend to privilege some combination of small-scale, relative boundedness, strong affective ties, traditionalism, and...

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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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Slums and Affordable Housing

Bonnie Young Laing.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online July 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Social Policy and Advocacy; Social Work Practice Settings; Poverty. 8211 words.

By the year 2035, slums may become the primary living environment for the world’s urban dwellers. This entry explores key definitions, causes, and characteristics of slums in the global...

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Mutual Financial Aid and Saving Associations (MFASAs) among Asian Americans

Intae Yoon.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online September 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Social Work Practice Settings; Poverty; Race and Ethnicity. 7317 words.

Private money clubs or mutual financial aid and saving associations (MFASAs) are commonly identified as one of the contributing factors to high small business ownership rates among Chinese,...

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Financial Capability

Margaret Sherrard Sherraden.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online February 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Social Policy and Advocacy; Social Work Practice Settings; Poverty. 8377 words.

Financial capability combines the ability to act with the opportunity to act in ways that contribute to financial functioning. As large numbers of people struggle to manage their household...

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Financial Inclusion and Financial Access

Julie Birkenmaier, Mathieu Despard, Terri Friedline and Jin Huang.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online February 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Social Policy and Advocacy; Poverty; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 10298 words.

Financial inclusion, the goal of financial access, broadly refers to the ability of all people in a society to access and be empowered to use safe, affordable, relevant, and convenient...

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Disparities and Inequalities

King Davis and Hyejin Jung.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Poverty; Race and Ethnicity; Social Justice and Human Rights. 5966 words.

This entry defines the term disparity as measurable differences between groups on a number of indices. The term disparity originated in France in the 16th century and has been used as a...

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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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Food (In)Security

Maryah Stella Fram.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online August 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Couple and Family Social Work; Health, Illness, and Medicine; Social Policy and Advocacy; Social Work Practice Settings; Poverty. 8108 words.

This entry provides an overview of current knowledge and thinking about the nature, causes, and consequences of food insecurity as well as information about the major policies and programs...

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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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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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African American Social Welfare History

Iris Carlton-LaNey.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online March 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Social Policy and Advocacy; Social Work Practice Settings; Poverty; Race and Ethnicity; Social Justice and Human Rights. 7450 words.

This article discusses the African American social welfare system that began to develop during the early 20th century. This social welfare system, designed by African Americans to serve...

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Social Exclusion and Inclusion

Karen Lyons and Nathalie Huegler.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online October 2013 .

Article. Subjects: International and Global Issues in Social Work; Social Policy and Advocacy; Poverty; Race and Ethnicity; Social Justice and Human Rights. 8851 words.

The term social exclusion achieved widespread use in Europe from the late twentieth century. Its value as a concept that is different from poverty, with universal relevance, has since been...

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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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