Departmental Papers (SPP)

Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

January 2005


This article examines the impact of social work education on the social policy preferences of social work students through a panel study of three cohorts of students at three universities in two countries - the United States and Israel. The findings of the study indicate that though the initial policy preferences of the students at the beginning of their studies at the three universities differed, by the end of their studies, the students' preferences were similar and supportive of the welfare state model.


Reprinted from Journal of Social Work Education, Volume 41, Issue 1, 2005, pages 29-47.
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Date Posted: 21 November 2006

This document has been peer reviewed.