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Social Workers' Attitudes toward Poverty and Social Action: 1968-1984
Linda Cherrey Reeser and Irwin Epstein
Social Service Review
Vol. 61, No. 4 (Dec., 1987), pp. 610-622
Published by: The University of Chicago Press
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/30011929
Page Count: 13
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Throughout social work history there has been concern about social workers' commitment to the poor and to social action on their behalf. This article compares the findings of surveys of professional social workers conducted in 1968 and 1984 to determine the changes, if any, in social workers' attitudes toward poverty, lowincome clients, and activist goals and strategies for the profession. The implications of the data for the identity of the profession are explored.
Social Service Review © 1987 The University of Chicago Press