Toward a Developmental Model of Social Policy: Relevance of the Third World Experience

Midgley, James
March 1996
Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare;Mar1996, Vol. 23 Issue 1, p59
Academic Journal
Growing dissatisfaction with conventional social policy approaches, as embodied in the residual and institutional models, has fostered a search for new ideas. The developmental social policy model offers a viable alternative but it is relatively unknown in the industrial nations. Drawing on the experience of Third World countries, this paper describes the developmental model and examines its implications for social policy in the West.


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