Perceptions of social work students in Mexico and the United States regarding the role of the government in addressing social issues: Implications for social work education

David Becerra, Jason Castillo, Maria Rosario Silva Arciniega

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Abstract

The purpose of this article was to examine social work students’ perceptions of the role of the government in addressing social issues among social work students from the United States and Mexico. Data were drawn from a sample of 893 social work students from universities in the United States and Mexico, in the fall of 2010. Multivariate ordinary least squares regressions indicated that compared with social work students in the United States, students in Mexico reported significantly higher beliefs that government should do more to lessen social gaps, and ensure housing, employment, health insurance, basic necessities, an adequate standard of living, and equal opportunities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalInternational Social Work
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StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

Keywords

  • Education
  • government
  • Mexico
  • policy
  • social work

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science

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