Social Administration

Social Services affect everyone in Irish society. Over two-fifths of the population is in receipt of weekly social welfare payments, one-third of the population is entitled to free health services, one-fiften of the population is engaged in full-time education and most of the housing stock has been either provided or subsidised by the state. Despite recent cutbacks, about four-fifths of government current expenditure is allocated to social services.

Irish Social Services 5th Edition provides an up-to-date guide to the evolution, nature and scope of, and to the issues associated with, the key social services in Ireland – social welfare, housing education, health. It also covers the welfare of certain groups in society such as older people and people with disabilities, the role of voluntary organisations, poverty and equality issues.

Of particular relevance to students and practitioners in the field of social administration, this book will also be of benefit to those interested in the often complex means by which key social needs are met in Ireland.

 

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
    What is social policy?
    Aims of social policy
    Importance and relevance of social services
    Factors and influencing social service provision
    Social policy analysis
     
  2. Income Maintenance
    Introduction
    Types of income maintenance schemes
    Evolution of income maintenance system
    Changes in terminology
    Main features of social insurance schemes
    Other social welfare schemes
    Beneficiaries of social welfare
    Financing and expenditure
    Administration
    Commission on Social Welfare
    Developments post commission’s report
    Income adequacy
    Basic income
    Child income support
    Reducing expenditure on income maintenance schemes
     
  3. Housing
    Introduction
    Administration
    Evolution of policy and output
    Housing stock
    Planning housing need
    Tenure sectors
    Homelessness
    Developments and issues in the 1990s
    Housing in a changing context
     
  4. Education
    Introduction
    First-level education
    Second-level education
    Third-level education
    Adult education
    Participation in education
    Educational disadvantage
    Evolution of policy
    Decentralisation issues
     
  5. Health Services
    Introduction
    Evolution of services
    Evolution of administrative structures
    Eligibility for health services
    The public/private mix
    Health service delivery
    Rationalisation of hospital facilities
    Financing the health services
    Irish health care in a European context
     
  6. Welfare of Certain Groups
    Introduction
    Older people
    Child welfare
    People with disabilities
    The Travelling community
     
  7. Voluntary Social Service Organisations
    Introduction
    Categories of voluntary organisations
    Evolution of voluntary activity
    Funding of voluntary organisations
    Statutory/voluntary relationships
    The Charities Act, 2009
    Consultation and partnership
    Active citizenship
     
  8. Poverty and Exclusion
    Introduction
    Measurement of poverty
    Poverty as an issue
    National Anti-Poverty Strategy
     
  9. Equality Issues
    Introduction
    First commission’s report
    Second commission’s report
    Revised quality legislation
    Equality agencies
    Other landmark equality measure
    Equality in a changing environment

Irish Social Services 5th Edition

Social Services affect everyone in Irish society. Over two-fifths of the population is in receipt of weekly social welfare payments, one-third of the population is entitled to free health services, one-fiften of the population is engaged in full-time education and most of the housing stock has been either provided or subsidised by the state. Despite recent cutbacks, about four-fifths of government current expenditure is allocated to social services.

Irish Social Services 5th Edition provides an up-to-date guide to the evolution, nature and scope of, and to the issues associated with, the key social services in Ireland – social welfare, housing education, health. It also covers the welfare of certain groups in society such as older people and people with disabilities, the role of voluntary organisations, poverty and equality issues.

Of particular relevance to students and practitioners in the field of social administration, this book will also be of benefit to those interested in the often complex means by which key social needs are met in Ireland.

 

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
    What is social policy?
    Aims of social policy
    Importance and relevance of social services
    Factors and influencing social service provision
    Social policy analysis
     
  2. Income Maintenance
    Introduction
    Types of income maintenance schemes
    Evolution of income maintenance system
    Changes in terminology
    Main features of social insurance schemes
    Other social welfare schemes
    Beneficiaries of social welfare
    Financing and expenditure
    Administration
    Commission on Social Welfare
    Developments post commission’s report
    Income adequacy
    Basic income
    Child income support
    Reducing expenditure on income maintenance schemes
     
  3. Housing
    Introduction
    Administration
    Evolution of policy and output
    Housing stock
    Planning housing need
    Tenure sectors
    Homelessness
    Developments and issues in the 1990s
    Housing in a changing context
     
  4. Education
    Introduction
    First-level education
    Second-level education
    Third-level education
    Adult education
    Participation in education
    Educational disadvantage
    Evolution of policy
    Decentralisation issues
     
  5. Health Services
    Introduction
    Evolution of services
    Evolution of administrative structures
    Eligibility for health services
    The public/private mix
    Health service delivery
    Rationalisation of hospital facilities
    Financing the health services
    Irish health care in a European context
     
  6. Welfare of Certain Groups
    Introduction
    Older people
    Child welfare
    People with disabilities
    The Travelling community
     
  7. Voluntary Social Service Organisations
    Introduction
    Categories of voluntary organisations
    Evolution of voluntary activity
    Funding of voluntary organisations
    Statutory/voluntary relationships
    The Charities Act, 2009
    Consultation and partnership
    Active citizenship
     
  8. Poverty and Exclusion
    Introduction
    Measurement of poverty
    Poverty as an issue
    National Anti-Poverty Strategy
     
  9. Equality Issues
    Introduction
    First commission’s report
    Second commission’s report
    Revised quality legislation
    Equality agencies
    Other landmark equality measure
    Equality in a changing environment

By: John Curry ISBN: 978-1-904541-95-0

Published: Friday 09, September 2011.


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