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An Analysis of Contemporary Social Welfare Issues

This book offers a sharp critique and a detailed analysis of some pernicious social welfare problems and the wide-ranging causes and consequences of those complex social issues on individuals, families, and communities. Unemployment, health-care disparities, teenage pregnancy, and intimate partner violence constitute the focus of this work. Based on empirical and historical analyses of primary and secondary data, the book provides a conceptual framework that facilitates the reader's understanding of how those social issues are interrelated. Each chapter offers some clear policy recommendations directed to address those social problems. Written by well-published scholars, this work will be of great interest not only to students majoring in the social and political sciences but also to academics and practitioners active in the field of social welfare, social policy, and social work.

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An Analysis of Contemporary Social Welfare IssuesEdited by Rosario Laratta

Published: October 26th 2016

DOI: 10.5772/62677

ISBN: 978-953-51-2719-2

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-2718-5

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4161-7

Copyright year: 2016

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1. Introductory Chapter: An Overview of the Book

By Rosario Laratta


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2. Policy Discussions on LGBTQ Intimate Partner Violence in North America

By Clare Cannon and Fred Buttell


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3. Teenage Pregnancies: A Worldwide Social and Medical Problem

By Sylvia Kirchengast


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4. Unemployment and Causes of Hospital Admission Considering Different Analytical Approaches

By Gabriele Berg-Beckhoff, Gabriel Gulis, Carsten Kronborg Bak and Pernille Tanggaard Andersen


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5. An Approach to Social Service Systems in Europe: The Spanish Case

By Auxiliadora González Portillo and Germán Jaraíz Arroyo


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