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Faculty Book: Paul A. Kurzman

Sheila H. Akabas and Paul A. Kurzman

Work and the Workplace: A Resource for Innovative Policy and Practice
(NY: Columbia University Press, 2005)

Akabas and Kurzman, acknowledge leaders in their field, offer an invaluable and comprehensive look at the innovative ways in which management, labor organizations, government, and the social welfare system can better respond to the needs of workers, their families, and communities. They analyze the barriers to entry into the workforce; the tension between work and family obligations; the sometimes unsupportive nature of many jobs and settings; and work implications for persons with chronic or acute illnesses. In the concluding chapter, they assess current trends as they offer an optimistic review of the possibilities and positive future potential represented by career counseling, pre-retirement preparation, disability management, executive coaching, manpower programming, and managed care. Throughout the book, they include case studies to illustrate innovative practice and provide study questions for each chapter. Paul A. Kurzman is a professor of social welfare at Hunter College and the Graduate Center.

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Submitted on: DEC 12, 2005

Category: Social Welfare, Faculty Books