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Religions 2017, 8(5), 89; doi:10.3390/rel8050089

Social Services, Social Justice, and Social Innovations: Lessons for Addressing Income Inequality

Boston College School of Social Work, Chestnut Hill, MA 02461, USA
Academic Editors: Kate Ward and Kenneth Himes
Received: 8 February 2017 / Revised: 1 May 2017 / Accepted: 2 May 2017 / Published: 10 May 2017
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This paper first explores three lessons about income inequality that have emerged in cross-disciplinary study. Second, it relates those lessons to ethical practices in social work and social services, and other ethics of social justice. Third, it briefly examines sample innovations in social services that hold promise for addressing the three lessons of the income inequality described. Finally, the paper offers reflections on a potential path forward in a quest to mitigate the harm of persistent income inequality and create more equitable systems for those experiencing it. View Full-Text
Keywords: income inequality; social justice; social services; social innovation income inequality; social justice; social services; social innovation
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Dearing, T.C. Social Services, Social Justice, and Social Innovations: Lessons for Addressing Income Inequality. Religions 2017, 8, 89.

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