Economics for Social Workers: The Application of Economic Theory to Social Policy and the Human Services by Michael LewisEconomics for Social Workers: The Application of Economic Theory to Social Policy and the Human Services by Michael Lewis

Economics for Social Workers: The Application of Economic Theory to Social Policy and the Human…

byMichael Lewis, Karl Widerquist

Hardcover | March 27, 2002

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This primer for social work students introduces the general definitions and concepts of economics and uses case studies in social work to develop applied knowledge. The case studies include stories of job training, substance abuse centers, counseling, therapy, child protective services, and services for the poor. The concluding chapters are devoted to topics directly related to social work: economics of poverty, health economics, household economics, the economics of labor, and government failure.

Michael Lewis is assistant professor of Social Welfare at SUNY-Stony Brook. Karl Widerquist is a research associate at the Jerome Levy Economics Research Institute of Bard College.
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Title:Economics for Social Workers: The Application of Economic Theory to Social Policy and the Human…Format:HardcoverDimensions:246 pages, 9.41 × 1.5 × 0.98 inPublished:March 27, 2002Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0231116861

ISBN - 13:9780231116862

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Table of Contents

The Economic PerspectiveMarginal AnalysisPerfect Competition and the Supply and Demand ModelImperfect CompetitionMarket Failure and Government InterventionCost-Benefit and Cost-Effectiveness AnalysisGovernment FailureThe Economics of LaborThe Economics of PovertyHealth EconomicsEconomic Demography