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Social Work Almanac
ISBN 0871012480 / 9780871012487 / 0-87101-248-0
Publisher Natl Assn of Social Workers Pr
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This comprehensive sourcebook covers the major social issues and social programs of the 1990s. In its second edition, the Almanac is an updated collection of descriptive statistics taken from a wide range of U.S. statistical publications to describe major social welfare and assistance programs, entitlements and means-tested benefits, and the profession itself. The second edition is 61% larger than the previous edition, with 69% more tables and 73% more figures.
Special Features *Commentary on 288 tables and 64 figures *Data organized by field of practice *Graphic depictions of data *Comprehensive index.
A practical resource for students as well as an excellent tool for teaching social welfare, policy, and research, the Almanac is highly recommended for libraries in schools that include a social sciences curriculum. It is also useful for people who want to inform their practice and enhance their advocacy efforts.
Also available on the Social Work Reference Library CD-ROM. [via]