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Economics for Social Workers : The Application of Economic Theory to Social Policy and the Human Services - Michael Anthony Lewis

Economics for Social Workers

The Application of Economic Theory to Social Policy and the Human Services

Hardcover Published: 27th March 2002
ISBN: 9780231116862
Number Of Pages: 246
For Ages: 22+ years old

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"Economics for Social Workers: The Application of Economic Theory to Social Policy and the Human Services" is designed to provide a working knowledge of economics with clarity and attention to the concerns of the social work profession. This primer for social work students introduces the general definitions and concepts of economic theory and uses case studies in social work to develop applied understanding. The case studies include stories of job training, substance abuse centers, counseling, therapy, child protective services, and services for the poor. The concluding chapters are devoted to topics directly related to social work: economics of poverty, health economics, household economics, the economics of labor, and government fiscal policy. The dominance of economics in social policy debates means that advocates of policies must demonstrate at least a basic understanding of the economic aspects of their proposals if they want to be considered credible participants. Economics for Social Workers is a unique resource that effectively meets this need.

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
The Economic Perspectivep. 1
Marginal Analysisp. 15
Perfect Competition and the Supply-and-Demand Modelp. 25
Imperfect Competitionp. 49
Market Failure and Government Interventionp. 65
Cost-Benefit and Cost-Effectiveness Analysisp. 75
Government Failurep. 89
The Economics of Laborp. 99
The Economics of Povertyp. 121
The Economics of Health Carep. 143
Economic Demographyp. 157
Glossaryp. 167
Notesp. 173
Indexp. 183
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ISBN: 9780231116862
ISBN-10: 0231116861
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 246
Published: 27th March 2002
Publisher: COLUMBIA UNIV PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.83 x 16.0  x 1.65
Weight (kg): 0.43