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Role of social work and other material expanded. Bibliography updated to reflect recent research

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date: 20 October 2018

Abstract and Keywords

Asia contains more than 60% of the world’s population and is the fastest growing economic region. However, it faces challenges, including poverty, HIV and AIDS, and human rights concerns. In the midst of rapid changes in the social–political context, social workers and welfare organizations are making a significant contribution in addressing these challenges and improving social well-being in the region by broadening indigenous social networks to incorporate private, public, and community interventions.

Keywords: Asia, social and economic change, social development, social welfare, social work

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