Essays and Research Papers on Social Services/Welfare

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This 3 page paper evaluates three cases where women struggle to make ends meet. While well above the poverty line, they cannot seem to live well. Social systems and institutions are discussed. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

This 16 page paper provides an overview of a Zero to Three program. Zero to Three is an early education program that has worked hand-in-hand with programs like Head Start to promote positive gains for children in at-risk populations and for developing systems of support for families, communities and those providing care for young ...

This 7-page paper offers a literature review/AP style paper that discusses the connection between substance abuse and violence against children. Also under discussion are implications for treatment from a social worker standpoint. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

This 4 page report discusses read Karen Swift's 1995 book "Manufacturing Bad Mothers: A Critical Perspective on Child Neglect. Swift presents the perspective of both an academician and a protective services social worker as she discusses the idea that there are "hidden realities" related to child neglect that are related to socio-economic status, race, and ...

A Solution for Poverty

  • 9 page paper

This 9 page paper examines microcredit, and a 1997 conference where the concept was discussed. Quotes to come from the conference are evaluated along with ideas on how to eradicate poverty. Entrepreneurism is discussed as a good alternative to welfare. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

This 6 page paper gives an overview and critique of Elijah Anderson's book, Code of the Street. Quotes cited from text. Bibliography lists 1 source.

This 9 page paper discusses the view of the State and the relationship between the State and the average citizen. Examples given from the Progressive Era through to modern era. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

14 pages in length. There is no simple way to solve all the problems inherent to fair housing and homelessness; they are far too complex and based within a foundation of social intolerance and political stringency to think the forces at work trying to fix them will find a way to appease all the ...

This 9 page paper discusses the status and efficiency of the Florida Foster care program. Examples, shortcomings, facts, figures, examined, conclusions drawn. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

This 6 page report discusses the question of whether or not society should assume more responsibility for homeless people. The author presents the argument that attitudes need to change regarding homelessness so that a society considers it a basic human rights violation rather than a welfare issue. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

This 15 page paper analyzes the situation of the immigrant homeless in Canada. Statistics, research, case studies, quotes and opinion offered. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

This 8-page paper answers questions dealing with various socialistic philosphies and practices in Australia, especially during the Hawke/Keaton eras. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

Strengths Perspective

  • 3 page paper

A 3 page article analysis that examines "The strengths perspective in social work practice: extensions and cautions" (Saleebey, 1996). The writer argues that this article provides a comprehensive overview of the strengths perspective theoretical framework and how it impacts social work practice. This summary suggests the practicality of this model for social intervention. No ...

An 8 page paper that begins with the definitions of managerialism found in the literature. Managerialism with its focus on efficiency has become the dominant principle in the organization of social welfare agencies. Following a discussion of managerialism, the writer presents alternatives to this ideology. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Paths to Homelessness

  • 4 page paper

This 4 page paper looks at various ways that people become homeless inclusive of unemployment, mental illness and running away from home as a teenager. Larger sociological implications of homeless are explored which go to the dichotomy between rich and poor in America. Several references to Michael Moore's film Bowling for Columbine ...

This is a 7 page paper discussing the rates, causes, conflicts and possible solutions to homelessness in America. The issue of homelessness within the United States has been studied from many different perspectives. From one perspective, homelessness is seen as a very serious problem which must be overcome from a national initiative to combat poverty ...

An 18 page paper which examines the effects of incarceration on the family. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

A Look at Homelessness

  • 3 page paper

This 3 page paper takes a look at an Internet article on homelessness and evaluates it with sections required by a student. Homelessness and the criminalization of it is the topic of discussion. The article is evaluated. Bibliography lists 1 source.

This 7-page paper discusses the effectiveness of income redistribution and if there is a case for its success. Topics covered include equity, positive externalities and the Pareto Effect. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

This 3 page paper evaluates three cases where women struggle to make ends meet. While well above the poverty line, they cannot seem to live well. Social systems and institutions are discussed. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

This 16 page paper provides an overview of a Zero to Three program. Zero to Three is an early education program that has worked hand-in-hand with programs like Head Start to promote positive gains for children in at-risk populations and for developing systems of support for families, communities and those providing care for young ...

This 7-page paper offers a literature review/AP style paper that discusses the connection between substance abuse and violence against children. Also under discussion are implications for treatment from a social worker standpoint. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

This 4 page report discusses read Karen Swift's 1995 book "Manufacturing Bad Mothers: A Critical Perspective on Child Neglect. Swift presents the perspective of both an academician and a protective services social worker as she discusses the idea that there are "hidden realities" related to child neglect that are related to socio-economic status, race, and ...

A Solution for Poverty

  • 9 page paper

This 9 page paper examines microcredit, and a 1997 conference where the concept was discussed. Quotes to come from the conference are evaluated along with ideas on how to eradicate poverty. Entrepreneurism is discussed as a good alternative to welfare. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

This 6 page paper gives an overview and critique of Elijah Anderson's book, Code of the Street. Quotes cited from text. Bibliography lists 1 source.

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