Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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CHAPTER 2 Defining Social Welfare Policy The Policy-Based Profession An Introduction to Social Welfare Policy Analysis for Social Workers Fifth Edition Philip R. Popple & Leslie Leighninger Slides by Heather Kanenberg, University of Houston, Clear LakeThis multimedia product and its contents are protected under copyright law. The following are prohibited by law: •Any public performance or display, including transmission of any image over a network; •Preparation of any derivative work, including the extraction, in whole or in part, of any images; •Any rental, lease, or lending of the program.
Defining Social Welfare Policy• Two separate constructs – Social Welfare – Social Policy• Social Welfare Policy: (initial definition)“Principles, guidelines, or procedures that serve the purpose of maximizing uniformity in decision making regarding the problem of dependency in our society”
Complicating Factors• Terms are used interchangeably in society, publications and even social work texts• Terms are understood differently as a curriculum area, an area of academic study, and an area of practice• Macro-level policy, Mezzo-level policy, Micro-level policy – Examples???
Refined Definition• For the purpose of our work & in consideration of all the factors: “Social welfare policy concerns those interrelated, but not necessarily logically consistent principles, guidelines, and procedures designed to deal with the problem of dependency in our society…”
Social Welfare Policy Analysis Outline• Policy Delineation• Historical Analysis• Social Analysis• Economic Analysis• Political Analysis• Policy/Program Evaluation• Current Proposals for Reform Please see Part II of the text