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ERIC Number: EJ837851
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1052-2158
The Impact of Public Housing Policy on Family Social Work Theory and Practice
McCarty, Dawn
Journal of Family Social Work, v11 n1 p74-88 May 2008
Social workers are the professionals most engaged with families living in low-income and subsidized housing and most familiar with the problems associated with inadequate housing. Yet the discussion of public housing policy has been left largely to economists and housing activists and the clear implications for family social work practice have not been made clear. To connect these critical policy and practice issues, this article provides a theoretical foundation and a review of the research supporting the use of housing vouchers to combat race and class segregation, joblessness, family breakdown, inferior public services, child abuse, mental illness and crime victimization.
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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