The SAGE Handbook of Social Work is the world's first generic major reference work to provide an authoritative guide to the theory, method, and values of social work in one volume. Drawn from an international field of excellence, the contributors each offer a critical analysis of their individual area of expertise. The result is this invaluable resource collection that not only reflects upon the condition of social work today but also looks to future developments.
Chapter 6: Welfare and Social Development
Welfare and Social Development
The belief that social welfare (or social wellbeing as the term is now more widely known) can be achieved through a progressive development process rooted in economic growth is widely accepted in the developing countries of the Global South. It has also gained support in Western, industrialised nations where ...