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  Social welfare function - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A social welfare function, in welfare economics, is a function which gives a measure of the material welfare of society, given a number of economic variables as inputs.
In this form, social welfare is a function of the levels of utility of members in society.
Here, the social welfare of society is taken to be related to the income of the poorest person in the society, and maximising welfare would mean maximising the income of the poorest person without regard for the incomes of the others.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Social_welfare_function   (398 words)

 The Welfare State
Social insurance, which covers the costs of health, some social care and much of the income maintenance system, is managed by a system of independent funds.
Social protection in France is based on the principle of solidarity: the commitment is declared in the first article of the French Code of Social Security.
The United States is sometimes described as a ‘liberal' welfare regime, in the sense that it represents individualism, laissez-faire, residualism and a punitive view of poverty.
www2.rgu.ac.uk /publicpolicy/introduction/wstate.htm   (1947 words)

 Social Work and Social Welfare
Social work doctoral students have the opportunity to participate in research projects, and work as teaching assistants with faculty who are widely recognized as having made substantial and significant contributions to the field.
Historical development; a consideration of the development of the social welfare institutions, formation of social welfare policies and their impact on practice, and the role of the social work professional.
Social work intervention in family problems within the social context, focusing on social work treatment aimed at the restoration of social functioning within the family unit.
www.wisc.edu /pubs/home/archives/gopher/grad94/00000253.html   (3127 words)

 California Social Welfare Archives | Catalogue   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In l926, the Social Welfare Committee of the Chest held a first meeting to consider the de Schweinitz-Hill proposal for a non-sectarian city-wide Los Angeles family social work agency, to be established on an experimental basis at a first year's cost of $50,000.
The Council of Social Agencies was established in l929 as the planning arm of the Welfare Federation of the Los Angeles Area, succeeding the much smaller Social Welfare Committee appointed by the Federation in l925 when it began to operate the Community Chest.
Social welfare problems were beginning to be apparent, particularly in San Diego and Los Angeles County where the largest number of federal defense contracts had been awarded and where enlargement of the industrial base was proceeding at high speed.
www.usc.edu /isd/archives/arc/libraries/cswa/catalogues.html   (13382 words)

 Social workers
Social workers often see clients who face a life-threatening disease or a social problem, such as inadequate housing, unemployment, a serious illness, a disability, or substance abuse.
These social workers may be known as child welfare social workers, family services social workers, child protective services social workers, occupational social workers, or gerontology social workers.
Social workers with an MSW may be eligible for the Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW), the Qualified Clinical Social Worker (QCSW), or the Diplomate in Clinical Social Work (DCSW) credential, based on their professional experience.
www.bls.gov /oco/ocos060.htm   (2554 words)

 Social welfare system in Ireland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Social insurance payments are given to people who satisfy specific social insurance contribution conditions (PRSI conditions), in addition to the necessary circumstantial conditions.
Social welfare payments are divided into payments for the claimant, known as the "personal rate" of payment and payments for any adult and child dependants.
The address and phone number of your local social welfare office is also available in the telephone directory.
www.oasis.gov.ie /moving_country/moving_to_ireland/social_welfare_system_in_ireland.html   (1198 words)

 UWM, Helen Bader School of Social Welfare
Social work is a helping profession that allows you to assist individuals by using appropriate methods of dealing with or preventing complex interpersonal and social problems.
Social workers provide both long and short-term care, often acting as a referral to support resources and services available in the community.
Social work education and practical experience focus on the perception that individuals are a part of many environments: family, friends, work, community and culture/society.
www.uwm.edu /Dept/SSW/sw   (181 words)

 Social Welfare Organizations
To be tax-exempt as a social welfare organization described in Internal Revenue Code (IRC) section 501(c)(4), an organization must not be organized for profit and must be operated exclusively to promote social welfare.
An organization is not operated primarily for the promotion of social welfare if its primary activity is operating a social club for the benefit, pleasure, or recreation of its members, or is carrying on a business with the general public in a manner similar to organizations operated for profit.
However, a section 501(c)(4) social welfare organization may engage in some political activities, so long as that is not its primary activity.
www.irs.gov /charities/nonprofits/article/0,,id=96178,00.html   (433 words)

 officialwebsite of kerala.gov.in
Social Service programmes like Special Nutrition Programme, Women’s Welfare, Child Welfare, Welfare of the Disabled, Schemes for payment of  grant in aid to orphanages and other charitable homes for the care of destitute children, administration of social welfare institutions and probation services were clubbed to form the new Department.
Social Welfare Department is the nodal department in implementing various schemes of Govt.
The Social Welfare  Institutions are intented for the welfare, protection and rehabilitation of the weaker sections of the society.
www.kerala.gov.in /dept_socialwelfare/objectivesin.htm   (856 words)

 Social Security Bulletin: Private social welfare expenditures, 1972-1988. @ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Information on public social welfare spending has been available since 1954, and continues to be published as a series in the Social Security Bulletin on a regular basis.(3) Data on private social welfare expenditures have been more difficult to gather over time than information on public expenditures.
In contrast, all private social welfare expenditures as a percentage of GNP rose from 7.7 percent of the GNP in 1972 to 12.3 percent in 1988 (table 1).
Welfare and other services are classified by the Bureau of the Census according to the definition provided by the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC).
www.highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1G1:10526536&refid=holomed_1   (3114 words)

 Social Security Bulletin: Private social welfare expenditures, 1972-91. @ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The private sector is playing an increasingly important role in financing the Nation's aggregate social welfare programs; this section assumes a large share of health and medical care expenditures, as well as income-maintenance benefits, the latter in areas of employment-related pensions, group life insurance, and group sickness payments.
Data on private social welfare expenditures are more difficult to collect than is information on public expenditures.(2) Both data series are necessary for a comprehensive understanding of spending trends in social welfare.
The aggregate of private spending for welfare and other services in 1991 was $71.5 billion, which represented 9.3 percent of overall private sector social welfare expenditures (tables 1 and 4).
www.highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1G1:15575130&refid=holomed_1   (3586 words)

 Social Security Bulletin: Private social welfare expenditures, 1972-1988. @ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
From 1972 through 1988, private social welfare expenditures climbed from $93.2 billion to $601.2 billion, an increase of 545 percent.
Private social welfare expenditures were $601.2 billion in calendar year 1988, representing 40.4 percent of the Nation's total social welfare expenditures, both public and private.
In 1988, private expenditures for welfare and other services totaled $47.1 billion and represented 7.8 percent of overall private sector social welfare funding (tables 1 and 4).
www.highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1G1:10526536&refid=holomed_1   (3114 words)

 Ghana - SOCIAL WELFARE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Government welfare programs at the time were the responsibility of the Department of Social Welfare under the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare (now the Ministry of Mobilization and Social Welfare).
In rural areas, individuals continue to turn to members of the extended family for financial aid and guidance, and the family is expected to provide for the welfare of every member.
In large urban areas, religious, social, and professionally based mutual assistance groups have become popular as a way to address professional and urban problems beyond the scope of the traditional kinship social security system.
countrystudies.us /ghana/57.htm   (559 words)

 U of M: Libraries: Social Welfare History Archives
The Social Welfare History Archives collects, preserves, and makes available for use the archives of voluntary-sector social service and social reform organizations and the personal papers of individual leaders in the field.
Among the range of social services and concerns represented in the archives are social casework and related counseling services, community organization, recreation, settlement houses, child welfare, aging, race relations, community planning, services to migrants and immigrants, public health and volunteerism.
The Social Welfare History Archives is located in 320 Elmer L. Andersen Library on the West Bank Campus of the University of Minnesota.
special.lib.umn.edu /swha   (342 words)

 Social Welfare: A Basic Islamic Value
The value of social welfare is compared and contrasted with the value of devotion and worship of Allah, the Lord of Universe.
The Qur'anic emphasis on social welfare as a basic value, in a sane and peaceful human society, also refers to the revolutionary approach the Qur'an takes toward human problems.
Without entering into technical details, it may be pointed out that the capitalistic insurances, in which the insured person does not participate in the benefits of the company in proportion to his contributions, is not tolerated in Islam as this would constitute a form of game of chance.
muslim-canada.org /welfare.htm   (2531 words)

 School of Social Welfare - Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Together, we form a community that is committed to the highest standards of excellence in social welfare education, research, and service.
We administer an undergraduate group major in social welfare, which introduces students in the College of Letters and Science to the problems, policies and methods of the field of social welfare.
Students in the program are placed in social agencies in the Bay Area, where they apply their knowledge and skills in a supervised practice environment.
socialwelfare.berkeley.edu   (253 words)

 International Journal of Social Welfare - Journal Information
It has become evident that major social forces of a global nature - such as demographic trends, migration patterns and the globalization of the economy - are reshaping social welfare policies and social work practices the world over.
There is much to be learned from the careful analysis of experiences in the various countries that are struggling with the emerging challenges to social welfare in the post-modern world.
The International Journal of Social Welfare seeks to encourage debate about the global implications of the most pressing social welfare issues of the day.
www.blackwellpublishing.com /journal.asp?ref=1369-6866   (416 words)

 Introduction to Social Policy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Social welfare, the welfare state and the social services
Social Policy is the study of social welfare, and its relationship to politics and society.
It focuses on the social services and the welfare state.
www2.rgu.ac.uk /publicpolicy/introduction   (34 words)

 From Relief to Social Security: The Development of the New Public Welfare Service   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Grace Abbott, who was the only social worker to head an important Federal Bureau at the time, presents various temporary and permanent plans for mitigating some of the most serious consequences of the Depression that followed the financial collapse of 1929.
Her methods of temporary and permanent relief are documented in her papers, which form the basis of this book, published by her sister after her death.
She established the Immigrants' Protective League (IPL) as well as teaching at the University of Chicago; she was then appointed as director of the child-labour division of the United States Children's Bureau before becoming director of Illinois State Immigrants Commission.
www.beardbooks.com /from_relief_to_social_security.html   (580 words)

 The State of Social Welfare — www.greenwood.com
Description: With the end of the 20th century, Dixon and Scheurell decided it was an opportune time to critically assess what governments have achieved with their plethora of public social welfare policies.
While Marxist socialists, democratic socialists, social democrats, and reluctant collectivists were all eager, at various times, to construct their vision of the ideal society, the idea of state welfare was slow to take root.
The state welfare dream was that citizenship would guarantee every individual a secure lifestyle, with a minimum degree of insecurity, and the wherewithal to develop to the greatest possible extent as individuals and as members of society.
www.greenwood.com /books/BookDetail.asp?dept_id=1&sku=C6795   (290 words)

 Ministry of Social Affairs and Health | Promoting social welfare   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
People have increasingly gravitated towards the main cities and urban areas to live, as well as to the residential areas of municipalities.
One aim of social policy is to improve attentiveness, from the angle of social welfare and health, in all existing areas, planning and action programmes.
Although the livelihood of the population as a whole was not decisively undermined due to the recession and the cuts in social spending, exclusion has become multifarious - because of unemployment and indebtedness, insecurity, uncertainty and helplessness are reflected especially in the situation of children and young people.
www.stm.fi /Resource.phx/eng/subjt/socwe/index.htx   (311 words)

 Masters of Social Welfare   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The School of Social Welfare's mission is to train professional social workers committed to social changes that willimprove the quality of life for everyone.
We are proud that our students and our graduates are actively engaged in social work practice aimed at overcoming the health, mental health, social, and economic problems that create havoc in the lives of so many in our society.
The MSW program prepares students with the needed theoretical and practice expertise to function with maximum competence at different administrative or policy levels in social welfare fields and in the provision of direct services to individuals, families, groups and communities.
www.hsc.stonybrook.edu /sosw/sosw_masterssocwel.cfm   (371 words)

 Defining Social Welfare--and Achieving It by Richard Epstein   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Whether you define social welfare as wealth, health, or happiness, you’ll discover that it’s best achieved by way of property rights and limited government.
The nature of this attack on the standard measures of social welfare is profound.
It is that perception of a forced cross-subsidy in a cooperative setting that is treated as a form of theft, which in fact it is. Setting the right pay differentials and promotion structure enhances the productivity of the firm.
www.hooverdigest.org /042/epstein.html   (1949 words)

 School of Social Welfare Homepage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The School of Social Welfare is well known for its leadership in the development and advancement of the Strengths Perspective.
The School of Social Welfare is one of the top 14 schools of social work in the country.
In addition to social work programming at three locations in Lawrence and Kansas City, the School supports a viable infrastructure for research and training with specific centers that focus on aging and long term care, adult mental health, child welfare, children’s mental health, social policy, and community development.
www.socwel.ku.edu   (609 words)

 UCLA School of Public Affairs - Social Welfare   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Although students will be prepared to practice at specific intervention levels, all will be grounded in knowledge of biological, social and psychological issues, social welfare policies, and social service organizations.
The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) is a national, nonprofit association that represents U.S. social work schools and programs.
In addition, one course in the first year is specifically designed to develop a student’s awareness of the influence of one’s own and other groups’ socialization and cultural perspectives on interpersonal and cross-cultural interaction.
www.sppsr.ucla.edu /dept.cfm?d=sw&s=academic&f=msw_program.cfm   (950 words)

 Amazon.com: Social Work, Social Welfare, and American Society (5th Edition): Books: Philip R. Popple,Leslie Leighninger   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In addition, this book provides a political perspective on social welfare, with definitions of liberal, conservative, and radical positions, to help readers better appreciate the political context of social welfare programs.
"Social Work Destinations" featured throughout the book direct readers to museums and sites related to social welfare issues, such as Hull House, the Ellis Island Immigration Museum, and the Museum of African American History.
Social Workers, and those interested in the Social Welfare System.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0205335195?v=glance   (892 words)

 Jinhua First Social Welfare Institute   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Lili was born on October 24, 1995, and became a resident of the Jinhua First Social Welfare Institute on November 6, 1995.
She lived there until the early morning of May 17, 1996, when she boarded a train with the orphanage director, two care-givers and another baby and headed for Hangzhou, the capital of Zhejiang Province.
Lili was a healthy baby who had been given the care and stimulation needed to be *almost* on target developmentally when I met her.
community.middlebury.edu /~knutson/pictures/jinhua.html   (228 words)

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