Social work's ability to contribute to the development of a more just and humanistic society is currently Inhibited by a state-level preoccupation with status enhancement. Professional status consciousness, in Itself, does have potential for promoting developmental forms of professional accountability and the further humanization of service bureaucracies. Current circumstances, however, prevent the fulfillment of either of these potentials.
"Status Enhancement and Social Problem Concerns: An Essay on the Course of State Social Work Associations,"
The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare: Vol. 6
, Article 10.
Available at: http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/jssw/vol6/iss4/10