Social Work 417 (Social work policy) 8-30-16
Social Work 417 (Social work policy) 8-30-16 SW 417
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Sydney Anderson on Tuesday August 30, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to SW 417 at University of Mississippi taught by Boyas, Javier Francisco in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 31 views. For similar materials see Social Welfare Policy II in Social Work at University of Mississippi.
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Date Created: 08/30/16
SW 417 8-30-16 Policies: goals pursued by institutions Social policies: synonym to social welfare policies, but more encompassing Social welfare policies: to satisfy individual and familial needs not met through the market system Public policy Social policy Social welfare policy Eligibility for programs is determined by citizenship, contributions, and “means” criteria Types of social welfare policies o Contributory: you contribute your own money/buy into it (ex. social security, disability) Makes up 50% of U.S. social welfare budget o Means-tested: eligibility is determined by need Makes up 13% of U.S. social welfare budget o Benefits tied to earnings or savings: you qualify based on your earnings Makes up 20% of U.S. social welfare budget There are more seniors currently receiving disability than people who are paying into it Welfare state: it’s the government’s job to make sure all our needs are met o The U.S. is not a welfare state Why does social welfare policy exist? [Definitely on the test] o Address social problems o Provide aid in emergency situations o Help keep social control/stability o Help people through economic transitions o Support industry (ex. agriculture) o Attempt to rectify social injustices o Subsidize private employment sector (cheap labor, high profits)
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