Social Work's Response to Unemployment: A Time for Decision

Halladay A. (1980) Social Work's Response to Unemployment: A Time for Decision. Australian Social Work, 33 3: 3-12. doi:10.1080/03124078008549665


Author Halladay A.
Title Social Work's Response to Unemployment: A Time for Decision
Journal name Australian Social Work   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1447-0748
Publication date 1980
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/03124078008549665
Volume 33
Issue 3
Start page 3
End page 12
Total pages 10
Subject 3301 Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
3306 Health (social science)
3312 Sociology and Political Science
Abstract This paper is an edited version of an address given at the 1980 Annual Meeting of the Queensland Branch of the Australian Association of Social Workers. Its major purpose is to stimulate prosocial behaviour in an organization and among individuals. A perspective on unemployment in Australia is presented and social workers are reminded of some of the consequences of unemployment. It is argued that work is so central to wellbeing that social workers need to reorient themselves and their responses to the sharp increase in unemployment in Australia since mid 1974. While acknowledging the complexity of the problem, social workers are challenged to engage in specific actions in their communities.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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