Dimensions in Social Welfare Policy provides students with the most comprehensive and widely-used theoretical and conceptual framework for analyzing the design of a wide range of social welfare policies.Highlights of the Sixth Edition Provides the most comprehensive and widely-used analytical frameworks for understanding the design of social welfare policy, enabling students to identify alternative choices and to understand the consequences of each alternative. NEW chapter broadens the scope of this text by applying the social policy framework to international policy trends (Chapter 9).Reviewer responses "As an instructor, I find this text soundly organized and understandable. The text covers content in both depth and breadth and the content is appropriate for graduate level education. I particularly like the way the authors encourage critical thinking through the presentation of information without attempting to provide simplistic answers or solutions to social policy questions and problems." Myrna D. Bocage, Simmons College"The conceptual framework gives students an organized, systematic approach to examining social welfare policies in-depth. Using this framework fosters students' ability to engage in conceptual and analytical thinking, including consideration of underlying values and assumptions regarding policy choices. Additionally, the framework provides tools that will be useful over time; that is, students will be able to use the four dimensions and related concepts throughout their careers to analyze modified or new policies." Jan L. Hagan, University of AlbanyDon't Miss This Special Value Pack OptionResearch Navigator'„¢ Research Navigator'„¢ can be a student's best friend when they're facing a large research project. Especially helpful with the toughest challenge getting started Research Navigator'„¢ offers a comprehensive, step-by-step walk-through of the research process, along with access to some of the most respected source databases available. Access to Research Navigator'„¢ a $15 value is FREE when packaged with a new Allyn & Bacon Social Work textbook! If this text did not come packaged with Research Navigator'„¢, look for it in your bookstore or visit http://www.researchnavigator.com today to purchase immediate access.Contact your local Allyn & Bacon representative and request special packaging codes to take advantage of this great offer.Neil Gilbert is the author of 'Dimensions of Social Welfare Policy (6th Edition)', published 2004 under ISBN 9780205408108 and ISBN 0205408109.