Despite the fact that the primary mission of social work profession is to help people who are vulnerable, oppressed, and living in poverty, numerous scholars have found that social work students are distancing themselves from working with, and on behalf of poor populations. Given this, this study examined 318 Indian undergraduate1 and graduate2 social work students' perceptions toward poverty and social welfare policies in India. The findings suggest that the students' age, gender, socioeconomic and educational status, and area of concentration impact their perceptions of poverty and social welfare policies. Based on these findings several policy, practice and research implications are addressed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||24|
|Journal||Indian Journal of Social Work|
|State||Published - Apr 1 2014|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
- Sociology and Political Science