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Michigan State University

Social Work Policy: Comparisons

In-depth guide to policy information sources

International Policy Comparisons

The below resources will provide background information that can help you draw comparisons between countries.  For more specific information, search for topical books in the library catalog and journal articles in library indexes.

Articles on International Policy

Basic Country Information

Books on International Policy

Search in the library catalog on the name of the country or region you are interested in and the phrase "social policy" (also try "social service" or "human services" or "social work").  Some general titles are listed below:

International Social Statistics

State Policy Comparisons

The below resources will provide background information that can help you draw comparisons between U.S. States.  For more specific information, search for topical books in the library catalog and journal articles in library indexes.

US State Information

State Government Websites

State Associations

State Statistics

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