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During the past five years increased concern about family planning has appeared in many English‐speaking countries. National policies in certain countries lately have included family planning. Social workers have not been in the forefront of active, programmes in this field. The role of social...
The nature and the origin of the psychogeriatric problem are described as a consequence of interactions of psychological, organic and social forces. The changing social role of the aged, accompanied by downward social mobility, is a feature seen as significant. The resulting difficulties...
Gross National Product (GNP) is generally considered to be a measure of living standards. It is maintained in this paper that such a profound misunderstanding of a technical economic concept, which in fact measures productivity and not welfare, is leading to an uncritical pursuit of rising...
This paper presents a theoretical rationale for explaining the learning and achievement weaknesses noted in ‘culturally deprived’ children. Based on a theory of social competence which reveals schools as denying the validity of such children's experiences and ignoring the different competences...
The status‐role of the epileptic in the United States and elsewhere is such that he is handicapped in gaining employment and education. In fact, it is not epilepsy per se which prevents epileptics from adequately participating in our society, but the beliefs about epilepsy. These beliefs have a...
Problems in role performance for professionals engaged in research, planning, and delivery of services to low‐income urban communities in the United States form the background for a discussion of class, cultural and professional perspectives and the effect of acceptance of ‘culture of poverty’...
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