Social Welfare

Welfare is the provision of a minimal level of well-being and social support for citizens and other eligible residents without sufficient current means to support basic needs. In most developed countries, welfare is mainly provided by the government from tax revenue, and to a lesser extent by NGOs, charities, informal social groups, religious groups, and inter-governmental organizations.

Social security expands on this concept, especially in welfare states, by providing all inhabitants with various social services such as universal healthcare, unemployment insurance, student financial aid (in a
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American Dream: Three Women, Ten Kids, and a Nation's Drive to End Welfare
Flat Broke with Children: Women in the Age of Welfare Reform
The Lost Boy (Dave Pelzer #2)
The Call of the Wild/White Fang
Drama City
Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide
Breakup (Kate Shugak, #7)
Code of the Street: Decency, Violence, and the Moral Life of the Inner City
Tyranny of Kindness: Dismantling the Welfare System to End Poverty in America
Welfare Brat
Making Ends Meet: How Single Mothers Survive Welfare and Low-Wage Work
The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women
Push
The Lost Dogs: Michael Vick's Dogs and Their Tale of Rescue and Redemption
This Land Is Their Land: Reports from a Divided Nation
The Science of Evil by Simon Baron-CohenAgainst Empathy by Paul Bloom
Empathy and It's Shortcomings
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Buses Are a Comin' by Charles PersonCivil Disobedience and Other Essays by Henry David ThoreauWalden, And On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience by Henry David ThoreauGive Me Liberty Or Give Me Death by Patrick HenryThe People Speak by Colin Firth
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For the Social Worker
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Papyrus by John GaudetCollapse by Jared DiamondEndgame, Vol. 1 by Derrick JensenThe Orphan Conspiracies by James MorcanSilent Spring by Rachel Carson
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Anita Diamant
She told us that social work was a young profession still finding itself. She called it a "creative science" and said that, in her opinion, the best social workers were intelligent and compassionate, and while she could give us ideas and tools to help our fellow man, she couldn't teach us how to put ourselves into another person's shoes. She said, "If you don't already know how to do that, you should drop this class and consider another line of work.
Anita Diamant, The Boston Girl

Mahatma Gandhi
If I were a dictator, religion and state would be separate. I swear by my religion. I will die for it. But it is my personal affair. The state has nothing to do with it. The state would look after your secular welfare, health, communications, foreign relations, currency and so on, but not your or my religion. That is everybody's personal concern!
Mahatma Gandhi

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