Show Summary Details

Page of

Printed from Encyclopedia of Social Work. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a single article for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 26 September 2022

International Social Welfare: Overviewlocked

International Social Welfare: Overviewlocked

  • James Midgley, James MidgleyUniversity of California, Berkeley
  • Elise VerdoonerElise VerdoonerColumbia University
  •  and Murali NairMurali NairColumbia University


The term international social welfare is used to refer both to social welfare policies and programs around the world and to the academic study of international social welfare activities. The entry focuses on the latter meaning and provides an overview of the evolution of scholarly inquiry into international social welfare, the key topics that have been identified and discussed by international social welfare scholars, opportunities for diverse global social welfare opportunities, the likely future development of the field and annotated web-based information about organizations active in this area.


  • International and Global Issues

Updated in this version

Content and references updated for the Encyclopedia of Macro Social Work.

You do not currently have access to this article


Please login to access the full content.


Access to the full content requires a subscription