California Social Welfare, Legislation, Financing, Services, Statistics: A Research Study Commissioned by the Commonwealth Club of California

California Social Welfare, Legislation, Financing, Services, Statistics: A Research Study Commissioned by the Commonwealth Club of California

California Social Welfare, Legislation, Financing, Services, Statistics: A Research Study Commissioned by the Commonwealth Club of California

California Social Welfare, Legislation, Financing, Services, Statistics: A Research Study Commissioned by the Commonwealth Club of California

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California Social Welfare is a comprehensive account of social welfare programs and organizations in California. It presents extensive legal, financial, and service information on government and voluntary ("private") welfare activities. Both tax- and contribution-supported welfare, health, and recreation Work are encompassed. The purpose of the study is to provide a factual picture of the field of organized social welfare in the second largest state, both in population and area, in the United States. No comparable volume has been written about any other state.

The volume is divided into five parts. Part I presents geographic and economic information on economic areas and counties of California, and basic information about welfare programs in State and Nation. Part II summarizes pertinent legislation. Financing of public and voluntary programs comprises the important subject matter of Part III. Descriptions of services appear in Part IV. Statistics of deep interest are tabulated in Part V. A brief guide to further information and an extensive index conclude the volume.

The text contains 110 tables, eight maps, and five lists of government and voluntary agencies serving various age groups in the population. With some exceptions the tabular data are being presented to the public for the first time.

There is a basic idea behind California Social Welfare. The book is based on the concept that there are three main factors at work in the public and voluntary field. These are legislation, financing, and services; that is, law, money, and deeds. The volume emphasizes legislation--federal, state, and local--as the all-important authority for the field of public health, welfare, and recreation, and as a regulatory force with which voluntary welfare agencies must comply. The second emphasis is on financing--on expenditures by government and by voluntary agencies to carry out programs authorized by law or by agency boards of directors, and on funds contributed by the public to insure the accomplishment of objectives. The third area for extensive attention is services-deeds performed with money, directly . . .

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