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Ageism and Retirement  

Lynn McDonald

Retirement is a modest social institution that appeared in most industrialized nations near the start of the 20th century. The aim of retirement was to solve the societal dilemma of an ... More

Contexts/Settings: Corporate Settings  

David Stoesz

Print publication date:
Apr 2008
Online publication date:
Jun 2013
Human service corporations provide opportunities that social workers are just beginning to recognize. Although the commercial provision of services has negative features, expansion of the ... More

Leadership and Leadership Development  

James Woolever and Jim Kelly

Online publication date:
May 2014
The study of leadership has a long history in disciplines outside of social work. Theorists have struggled with a myriad of definitions of leadership, as well as trait, behavioral, and ... More

Leadership, Foundations of  

Darlyne Bailey, Katrina M. Uhly, and Jessica Schaffner Wilen

Online publication date:
Jun 2013
The concept of leadership has evolved from focusing on innate abilities, to learned skills, to recognition that leadership is composed of both skills and abilities. Recently, theorists and ... More

Social Planning  

Jon Simon Sager

Social planning emphasizes the application of rational problem-solving techniques and data-driven approaches to identify, determine, and help coordinate services for target populations. ... More

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