Social Work Perspectives on Poverty

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  • Author :R.R. Singh
  • Year of Publication :1980
  • ISBN: :00000116
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: 304
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Social Work, Sociology

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About the Book :

The present book is a collection of papers presented at the Seminar on Challenge of Poverty and Social Work Education organized by the Association of Schools of Social Work in India at Altair in 1976. The papers in cluded in this volume cover such aspects as concept of poverty, economic and social dimensions of poverty, role of human service professions in the eradication of povety, review of existing programme of education, research and field work at the School of Social Work in India, and the use of creative literature on povety for sensitiveity training of the personnel. The papers in the volume have been contributed by social scientists belonging to different disciplines. The recommendations of the Seminar point towards the need for inter-disciplinary collaboration and intervention in order to make an impact on the problem of povety an inequality. The book will prove useful to social scientists, social work educators, community workers, voluntary and public welfare workers, and those who are interested in social welfare, social work education and practice, and rural and urban community projects.

About Author :

Rishi Ram Singh was born in 1939 in village Rampur (U.P.) graduated from the Banaras Hindu University in 1958 and obtained his Master’s degree in Social Work from the Institute of Social Sciences, Kashi Vidyapeeth, Varanasi in 1960. He visited the United States under the Cleveland Inter-national Programme for Social Workers and Youth Leaders in 1964 and also completed a certificate course in Social work from the School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago. He obtained his doctoral degree from the University of Udaipur in 1974, for his research in social planning and welfare services in India.
Dr. Singh has taught at the Udaipur and Indore Schools of Social Work, and is currently on the faculty of the Delhi School of Social Work, Vniversity of Delhi. His articles on Social Work, Social Welfare, and Youth have appeared in various professional journals in India. His forthcoming publications include Planning for Social Welfare, and Youth and Development.