Financial Resources as a Matter of Legal Right

By Philip Sokol

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), National Conference of Jewish Social Welfare, September 1948

This paper explores the intersection between law and social work in terms of financial resources and their importance to public welfare agencies. The piece asserts that financial resources are synonymous with property rights, and disputes over property produce a large amount of litigation. Welfare agencies, both public and private, who are spending hundreds of millions annually, cannot afford to treat with indifference a most critical phase of their operation: the determination of indigency or the need for financial assistance. The paper concludes by stating that a careful, scientific approach to this problem would point out the difference between success and failure of a public assistance program. An effort of this sort will help shape the views and condition of the reaction of the tax-paying public to the continuance of public assistance on its present scale.

Topic: Socioeconomic Status, Social Services, Poverty, Law, Welfare, Public Policy, Government

Name of Publication: The Jewish Social Service Quarterly

Editor: Aptekar, Herbert H.

Volume/Issue: Vol.25/no.1

Page Number(s): 143-147

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Sokol, Philip. Financial Resources as a Matter of Legal Right. The Jewish Social Service Quarterly. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Social Welfare. September 1948: 143-147.


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