Social protection and social work practice in Zambia

Authored by: Fred Moonga

The Handbook of Social Work and Social Development in Africa

Print publication date:  November  2016
Online publication date:  October  2016

Print ISBN: 9781472468512
eBook ISBN: 9781315557359
Adobe ISBN: 9781317029380

10.4324/9781315557359.ch5

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Abstract

This chapter discusses social protection as the frontline poverty-alleviation strategy in Zambia, formerly Northern Rhodesia, a country where, according to Fox (2010), ‘the legacy of colonization is present … with education, health, housing and social welfare among the areas still feeling the impact’ (p. 721). It highlights the evolution of social protection through cash transfers and how it differs from social security in the colonial welfare era. Within this policy context, social work aims to respond to vulnerability and poverty exacerbated by complex social issues, such as the impact of HIV and AIDS on children, youth, and elderly people. Based on this and preceding sections, a conclusion is drawn that the profession remains predominantly urban-based and has not fully decolonised.

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