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Understanding the Economic Costs of Incarceration for African American Males

Mark L. Joseph

in Social Work With African American Males: Health, Mental Health, and Social Policy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195314366
eISBN:
9780199865567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314366.003.0017
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations, Health and Mental Health

This chapter explores the economic implications of the staggering incarceration rate in the United States for African American men, for their families and communities, and for society as a whole. ... More


The Hospital and Its Patients1

Richard M. Titmuss

in Essays on the Welfare State

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781447349518
eISBN:
9781447349525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447349518.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter discusses the significance of the hospital as a social institution. It is one of the most complex of social institutions — an institution which in recent years has grown immensely in its ... More


Health, Economic, and Social Consequences of Obesity

Melvin Delgado

in Social Justice and the Urban Obesity Crisis: Implications for Social Work

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160094
eISBN:
9780231534253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160094.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter examines the health, economic, and social consequences of obesity. Being overweight or obese carries multifaceted consequences, both obvious and hidden, for individuals, families, ... More


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