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The role of social capital in reclaiming human capital: a longitudinal study of occupational mobility among displaced steelworkers

The role of social capital in reclaiming human capital: a longitudinal study of occupational mobility among displaced steelworkers Allison Zippay This paper examines the employment and income effects of job training, education, and social network contacts over a 10-year period among a random sample of steelworkers who lost jobs to plant closings in the early […]

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Charles D. Garvin, Lorraine M. Gutierrez, and Maeda J. Galinsky , Handbook of Social Work with Groups

Charles D. Garvin, Lorraine M. Gutierrez, and Maeda J. Galinsky , Handbook of Social Work with Groups Steven Rose Charles D. Garvin, Lorraine M. Gutierrez, and Maeda J. Galinsky (Eds.), Handbook of Social Work with Groups. New York: Guilford Publications, 2004. $70.00 hardcover. Many aspects of social work can be viewed productively from the group […]

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using the research poem in policy oriented research

A qualitative study of letters to President Kennedy from persons with mental illness and their families: using the research poem in policy oriented research Rich Furman Using the research poem as a tool of data representation, this paper presents findings from an analysis of letters sent to President John F. Kennedy regarding the formulation of […]

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Globalization and human trafficking

Globalization and human trafficking Loring Jones Globalization demands that social workers embrace more than just local and national perspectives; they must adopt an international viewpoint as well. A negative aspect of globalization that deserves more attention is the international movement of labor. This paper presents a description and analysis of trafficking, the more deleterious part […]

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a five-year birth cohort study

Prevalence of child welfare services involvement among homeless and low-income mothers: a five-year birth cohort study Jennifer F. Culhane This paper investigates the five-year prevalence of child welfare services involvement and foster care placement among a population-based cohort of births in a large US city, by housing status of the mothers (mothers who have been […]

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Not in my social world: a cultural analysis of media representations, contested spaces, and sympathy for the homeless

Not in my social world: a cultural analysis of media representations, contested spaces, and sympathy for the homeless James A. Forte The social constructionist approach offers conceptual tools that may augment social workers’ persuasive powers and problem solving capacities. In this case study, I examine a newspaper campaign to cast the homeless in negative terms […]

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A child’s death: lessons from health care providers’ texts

A child’s death: lessons from health care providers’ texts Nancy M. Bell This article originates from a research study that explores `what happened’ to a 10-year-old child with Rett syndrome, who died from “severe malnutrition” according to a Coroners Service inquest jury. The inquest evidence analyzed, using institutional ethnography, shows that approximately one week prior […]

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Domestic violence law reforms: reactions from the trenches

Domestic violence law reforms: reactions from the trenches Carol Bohmer In recent years, feminists have worked hard to pressure society and the criminal justice system into taking domestic violence seriously. These efforts have resulted in more government funding and increased services to victims. In addition, there have also been legal and policy reforms which have […]

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Sheldon H. Danziger and Robert H. Haveman , Understanding Poverty. – Eds

Sheldon H. Danziger and Robert H. Haveman , Understanding Poverty. – Eds – book review Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2001. $55.00 hardcover, $24.95 papercover. Social scientists have long been aware that the incidence of income poverty is susceptible to economic trends, rising when economic conditions deteriorate and falling when the economy experiences sustained growth. […]

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Theory and Practice for a Changing Profession

Lena Dominelli, Social Work: Theory and Practice for a Changing Profession Mel Gray Lena Dominelli, Social Work: Theory and Practice for a Changing Profession. Malden, MA: Polity Press, 2004. $69.95 hardcover. Dominelli’s latest work belongs in the league of prior work by Jim Ife, Jan Fook and Karen Healy, all of whom attempt to help […]