Economics for Social Workers

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März 2002



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.


The Economic Perspective
Marginal Analysis
Perfect Competition and the Supply and Demand Model
Imperfect Competition
Market Failure and Government Intervention
Cost-Benefit and Cost-Effectiveness Analysis
Government Failure
The Economics of Labor
The Economics of Poverty
Health Economics
Economic Demography


Michael Lewis and Karl Widerquist

EAN: 9780231116879
ISBN: 023111687X
Untertitel: The Application of Economic Theory to Social Policy and the Human Services. 12 figures. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Columbia University Press
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2002
Seitenanzahl: 246 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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