Social Policy and Society vol. 4, 2005, p. 227 - 234
Care policy must be framed in a global context. Focussing on domestic care labour, this article highlights the dimensions of a global political economy of care, looking at gender, and the neglected transnational processes such as trade in domestic care services and migration. Reflects on analytical issues for social policy studies.
M. Brown and R.J. Neku
International Social Work, vol.48, 2005, p.301-312
Early social welfare policies in South Africa ensured that the black majority remained poor, uneducated and unable to earn a living wage. Since the fall of Apartheid, social work has shifted away from individual casework and towards a community development approach to service delivery targeted on poverty alleviation.
International Social Work, vol.48, 2005, p.251-262
Drawing on interviews with representatives from the non-profit sector in eight EU member states and three applicant states, article maps ways in which these organisations deliver family services across Europe. It also identifies the political, cultural and historical factors influencing the roles of non-profit organisations in service delivery at national and sub-national levels to determine whether the recent EU White Paper which strengthens the non-profit sector's role in policy-making will have much impact.