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Trends affecting social issues

Discuss current trends affecting social welfare . Do modern trends favor the solution of social issues? What are the most effective social welfare organizations today in your opinion, and why?

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Trends in Social Welfare

Social welfare in the US had always been associated with the care of the poor, the marginalized, the elderly, the disabled and the young. For example, the welfare system in place began after the Great Depression as the reactionary move of the government to look after those whose lives had been deeply affected by the economic disaster. It was only after the 60's that the welfare system went beyond looking after the marginalized but included concerns for all so as to associate the notion of social welfare to the well-being of the entire society. Social welfare is not only about giving and caring to the least of its members but about ensuring the quality of life for all its citizens. One can forward even that this move was adapted from the 60's political discourse in relation to equality and civil rights. We can say therefore that the move to include social well-being into social welfare was the result of a 60's political trend that ...

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The solution lists and discusses trends affecting social welfare, the kind of solutions favoured for social issues and what the author believes to be the most effective social welfare organization today.