December 9, 2021

State Fiscal Policy Practice (Encyclopedia of Social Work)

Summary

America’s individualistic national identity and regressive tax systems that favor corporations and the wealthy over everyday people have increasingly exacerbated inequality. Meanwhile, social welfare needs continue to outpace the resources governments employ to address them. While fiscal issues can be complex and opaque, holding governments accountable is imperative to counter long-standing oppression of those identifying as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), women, immigrants, and others. How state governments, in particular, raise and expend revenue has a dramatic effect on the public, especially as the federal government continues to decentralize social welfare to the states. Social workers are uniquely equipped to influence this arena, given their person-in-environment view and having borne witness to the numerous ways misguided priorities have severely harmed those they are called to serve.

Citation: Tsoukalas, A. P. (2021, r 29). State fiscal policy practice. In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Encyclopedia of Social Work. Oxford University Press & National Association of Social Workers Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/acrefore/9780199975839.013.1432

Click here to view full entry

Downloadable Resources

There are no attachments currently.
No items found.
Related posts
No items found.