An Introduction to Family Social Work by Donald Collins

By Donald Collins

This article is meant for Methods/Practice with households (Mezzo) classes in Social paintings as a uncomplicated primer that introduces scholars to an summary of perform with households. it may even be utilized in Generalist perform classes during which teachers are looking to emphasize paintings with households. Likewise, it truly is applicable for paraprofessional, two-year human prone courses.

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In the liberal regime, the market is the welfare provider. Public intervention is minimized. Social security is reserved for those who have no chance of surviving in the market system. Benefits are at subsistence level and means-tested. In the social-democratic regime, the state is the key work and welfare provider. The system is based on full labor participation. The government offers generous income compensation (financed from general taxes) for all those who cannot provide their own income, due to sickness, unemployment, but also education, or parental leave.

Dutch social partners are less competitive, strike activity is lower, wage moderation is often voluntary instead of imposed, and social consensus seems higher (Hemerijck and Visser 1997; see also chapter 6 and 7). In both countries, social partners play a pivotal role in social policy making. Most social security schemes originate in initiatives among industry and the unions. Therefore, programs have an occupational insurance character, though they have become a government preoccupation since World War II.

A crisis narrative in response to the economic problems faced in Belgium could be successful nonetheless, or else hampered by factors other than language or regional conflict. In contrast to other federal states, the current federal structure of Belgium results from centrifugal tendencies that eroded the unitary state during the twentieth century. Policy domains that were left for the federal government continue to be subjected to those centrifugal tendencies. The regions do not only quarrel about the transfer issue, but also about administrative differences 43 coordination and cooperation.

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