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ERIC Number: ED162009
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 260
Abstractor: N/A
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The Struggle for Equal Opportunity: Strategies for Social Welfare Action.
This volume presents the views of participants from seventy-two countries and twenty international nongovernmental and intergovernmental agencies who met in Puerto Rico to discuss the struggle for equal opportunity. The report of the Pre-Conference Working Party which analyzes and discusses the conference's theme of equal opportunity and possible strategies for achieving equal opportunity is reproduced in these Proceedings. Also recorded are the reports and recommendations of six internationally composed commissions. The discussions presented often center on the social injustice in the denial of equal opportunity in family, community, and nation. The expanding gap between the opportunities in the rich and poor nations is recognized as an impediment toward achievement of goals. The question of what constitutes a minority is dealt with in a number of the presentations. A primary concern expressed is the need for greater action by the social welfare structure in areas of social security, health services, and other areas of broad social and economic development. The importance of involvement by all levels of the population in the pursuit of energetic social programs is emphasized. (Author/EB)
Columbia University Press, 136 South Broadway, Irvington-on-Hudson, New York 10533 ($17.50)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Note: For a related document, see UD 018 602 ; Proceedings of the International Conference on Social Welfare (18th, San Juan, Puerto Rico, July 18-24, 1976)