Professional social work in India: Some issues and strategies

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By looking into 63 years of the social work profession in India and by reflecting on the author's own experiences and observations, this article discusses some key issues, which have hindered the development of the Indian social work profession, education and practice. Based on this analysis, it argues for reorienting the social work profession towards addressing social development and poverty alleviation agenda and suggests some strategies to deal with the key issues.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)583-586
Number of pages4
JournalIndian Journal of Social Work
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 01 Oct 1999


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