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Contemporary Social Welfare Policies: Policy Issues

This guide focuses on resources that you can use when seeking information on social welfare policies and issues since the 1930s.

Social Work Speaks

Social Work Speaks: National Association of Social Workers Policy Statements: 2012-2014. 9th edition. Washington, D.C., 2012.
64 policy statements designed to guide policy advocacy and legal action. Each statement includes background information, a statement of issues, the policy statement, its legislative history, and a list of references. Available?

Current Issues

CQ Researcher
Extensive collection of weekly reports from Congressional Quarterly. Each report offers data, a variety of opinion, and a bibliography on a specific 'hot' issue. Rutgers-restricted Access.

U.S. Policies

CQ Almanac Online
Narrative accounts of every major piece of legislation that the U.S. Congress considered during a congressional session between 1945 and 2014. Policy Tracker feature allows you to explore a specific policy topic (e.g., "Abortion and Family Planning;" "Bilingual Education and ESL;" "Homelessness;" etc.,) over time. Rutgers-restricted Access

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