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The increasing attention to the institutional nature of social problems is a significant emphasis in social work. Many of the personal troubles of individual clients are the products of a social system which operates to keep them in trouble, and an awareness of the institutional nature of social problems is a prerequisite for effective solution of personal troubles (cf. C. Wright Mills, 1959).
Jones, Faustine C. and Wong, Samuel P.
"Some Implications of Ethnic Disparity in Education for Social Work,"
The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare: Vol. 2
, Article 8.
Available at: http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/jssw/vol2/iss3/8