Encyclopedia of Social Work is now a consistently updated digital resource. Visit About to learn more, meet the editorial board, or explore the latest articles.

Dismiss

You are looking at  21-30 of 50 articles  for:

Clear All

View:

Income Distribution  

Joel Blau

Print publication date:
Apr 2008
Online publication date:
Jun 2013
Income distribution is defined as both the process of distributing income to individuals and families and as the statistical consequences of that distribution. After examining the ... More

Income Security  

Martha N. Ozawa

Print publication date:
Apr 2008
Online publication date:
Jun 2013
The United States is undergoing tremendous changes in economic conditions and in demographics. However, the concept of income security and income security measures are often the ... More

Individual Practice with Undocumented Immigrants  

Flavio F. Marsiglia, Jaime M. Booth, and Adrienne Baldwin

Undocumented immigrants represent a large and vulnerable population in the United States. When conducting individual practice with undocumented immigrants, social workers must be aware of ... More

International Aid, Relief, and Humanitarian Assistance  

Carmen Mónico and Karen Smith Rotabi

International development, humanitarian aid, and relief are at the heart of international social work practice. They have evolved historically and globally; shaped by world markets, social ... More

Intersectionality and Social Work  

Ann Marie Yamada, Lisa Marie Werkmeister Rozas, and Bronwyn Cross-Denny

Intersectionality refers to the intersection of identities that shape an individual’s standing in society. The combining of identities produces distinct life experiences, in part depending ... More

Juvenile Justice: Juvenile and Family Courts  

Mark Ezell

Print publication date:
Apr 2008
Online publication date:
Jun 2013
This section defines and discusses the jurisdictions of the juvenile and family courts as well as their influences on social work practice. The history of the court, several ... More

Latinos and Latinas: Mexicans  

Herman Curiel

According to the 2010 Census, 308.7 million people resided in the United States on April 1, 2010, of which 50.5 million (or 16%) were of Hispanic or Latino origin. The Mexican-origin ... More

Mutual Financial Aid and Saving Associations (MFASAs) among Asian Americans  

Intae Yoon

Private money clubs or mutual financial aid and saving associations (MFASAs) are commonly identified as one of the contributing factors to high small business ownership rates among ... More

Philanthropy  

Jerry D. Marx

Philanthropy can be defined as the voluntary effort to increase the well-being of humankind. It includes the giving of money, time, or other resources to charitable organizations. ... More

Political Ideology and Social Welfare  

Mimi Abramovitz

Print publication date:
Apr 2008
Online publication date:
Jun 2013
Political ideologies shape public policy debates as well as the social policy strategies developed to address “social problems.” The clashes among long-standing political ... More

View: