Monday, July 20, 2009

What is Social Welfare?

Social Welfare generally denotes the full range of organized activities of voluntary and governmental agencies that seek to prevent, alleviate, oe contribute to the solution of recoganized social problems, or to improve the well-being of individuals, groups or communities. Such actvities use a wide variety of professional personnel, such as physicians, nurses, lawyers, educators, engineers, ministers, and social workers.

Charles Zastrow. (1992). The Practice of Social Work. California : Wadsworth Publishing Company.

Social Welfare is "is a nation's system of programs, benefits, and services that help people meet those social, economic, educational, and health needs that are fundamental to the maintenance of society."- define by Barker (1991).

William H. Whitaker, Roland C. Federico (1997). Social Welfare in Today's World. USA : McGraw-Hill.

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