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Additional Reading & Web Resources

 

Re-Envisioning Macro Social Work Practice Bowen McBeath, Portland State University

Why Macro Practice Matters By Michael Reisch, University of Maryland

Community Change and Social Activism: A Curriculum Unit for teaching Introduction to Community Organizing

Influencing Social Policy Brief

Community Practice Journal Resources

Poverty Website and Calculator

Professor Mark R. Rank (George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis) has been working on a new website and set of tools dealing with American poverty and inequality. Professor Rank has been at the forefront on poverty, unemployment and inequality, and many courses could use this resource.

The focal point of the website is a poverty risk calculator that estimates for the first time the likelihood that an individual will experience poverty at some point in the future. The data is based on the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID).  There is also a discussion guide designed for various groups to further explore different issues around poverty and inequality.