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Social Work

Social work is an academic discipline and practice-based profession that concerns itself with individuals, families, groups, communities and society as a whole in an effort to meet basic needs and enhance social functioning, self-determination, collective responsibility, and overall well-being. Social functioning is defined as the ability of an individual to perform their social roles within their own self, their immediate social environment, and the society at large. Social work applies social sciences, such as sociology, psychology, political science, public health, community development, law, and economics, to engage with client systems, conduct assessments, and develop interventions to solve social problems, personal problems, and bring about social change. Social work practice is often divided into micro-work, which involves working directly with individuals or small groups; and macro-work, which involves working with communities, and fostering change on a larger scale through social policy.

Metrics Summary

Total Publications
Lifetime
301,955
Prior Five Years
76,783
Total Citations
Lifetime
3,197,840
Prior Five Years
404,009
Total Scholars
Lifetime
46,497
Prior Five Years
26,157

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Publications and Citation History

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Scholars based on Top 20 Specialties

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