eBook Encyclopedia of Social Welfare History in North America, 1st Edition

  • Editor: John M. Herrick [Michigan State University]
  • Published By: SAGE
  • ISBN-10: 1412925363
  • ISBN-13: 9781412925365
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 534 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2005 | Published/Released June 2005
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2005
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Overview

The Encyclopedia of Social Welfare History in North America, originally published in print format in 2004, is a unique reference work that provides readers with basic information about the history of social welfare in Canada, Mexico, and the United States. The intent of the encyclopedia is to provide readers with information about how these three nations have dealt with social welfare issues, as well as to describe important events, developments, and the lives and work of some key contributors to social welfare developments. In choosing a continental focus, editors John M. Herrick and Paul H. Stuart encourage readers to explore cross-national and comparative work in the development of social welfare history.

The encyclopedia defines social welfare broadly to include education, informal mutual assistance, the development of the social work profession, and voluntary charitable activities as well as state supported public welfare activities. The coverage is therefore broad and interdisciplinary, including the fields of anthropology, health sciences, history, political science, social work, and sociology.

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Contributors

Contributors

  • John M. Herrick [Michigan State University]