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Social casework is analysed as an interpersonal relationship: dyadic, two‐person social interaction. This approach is seen as necessary to supplement the clinical biases within the social work profession. In particular, an exchange theoretical analysis focused attention on the problematical...
Skid row alcoholic offenders and the various legislative responses to this social problem are examined. Recent United States case law is discussed in the context of sociological explanations of societal intervention against this group. The validity of the medical model of alcoholism as a basis...
While the aim of the special sex education lecture given to pupils by authorities invited from outside the educational system is laudable, the content is not based on empirical investigation of the needs of youth. A survey of 1,426 adolescents between the ages of 12 and 18 years showed that...
Different combinations of the characteristics of sex, age, status and ethnicity underlie different preferred ways of living. Youth programmes that heed these characteristics might reduce the alienation often underlying the generation gap, but to be effective such programmes will need to offer...
Following a continuing decline in representation in the Australian population, the Chinese community began again to show signs of life after the Second World War with numbers of wives and dependents beginning to arrive to join their husbands and fathers. This movement was made possible by the...
Studies of single‐parent families in Australia are reviewed and statistical trends related to this type of family pattern are discussed. It is quite evident that family sociology has paid little attention to this growing population in Australia. The categories reviewed include single parents,...
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