Welcome to the SAGE edge site for Social Welfare Policy in a Changing World, 1e!

Social Welfare Policy in a Changing World is an approachable and student-friendly text that links policy and practice and employs a critical analytic lens to U.S. social welfare policy. With particular attention to disparities based on class, race/ethnicity, ability, sexual orientation and gender, authors Shannon R. Lane, Elizabeth S. Palley, and Corey S. Shdaimah assess the impact of policies at the micro, meso, and macro levels. The authors provide students with a brief foundation in history, the policy process, and theory, while primarily focusing on helping students recognize the many ways that policy affects their lives and the lives of their clients and communities. Connecting description, theoretical analysis, and advocacy, this new text challenges readers to examine the development, consequences, and future implications of core policies. Students will come away with a newfound understanding of how to use the political process to address social justice issues and enact meaningful policy change.

This site features an array of free resources you can access anytime, anywhere.


We gratefully acknowledge Shannon R. Lane, Elizabeth S. Palley, and Corey S. Shdaimah for writing an excellent text. Special thanks are also due to Justin Hodge of the University of Michigan and Sylvester A. Lamin of Saint Mary's University of Minnesota for developing the resources on this site.