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Richard Caputo

Richard
K
Caputo

(Retired) Professor of Social Policy & Research, Wurzweiler School of Social Work

PhD, University of Chicago, 1982
MSW, Arizona State University, 1978
MA, Iowa State Univeristy, 1972
BA, Brooklyn College, 1970

Richard K Caputo, PhD, after 20 years of service at YU and 32 years as an academic, is now Retired Professor of Social Policy & Research, Wurzweiler School of Social Work. He has authored seven books and edited two, including,Connecting the Dots: A Social Work Academician's Memoir of Intellectual and Career Development (Indianapolis, IN: Archway Publishing, 2018 - "A thoughtful, often engaging account of a philosophically vital life" - Kirkus Review), Policy Analysis for Social Workers (Thousand Oakes, CA: Sage, 2014), Basic Income Guarantee and Politics: International Experiences and Perspectives on the Viability of Income Guarantee (New York: Palgrave, 2012), and U.S. Social Welfare Reform: Policy Transitions from 1981 to the Present (New York: Springer, 2011). He developed the online course, "Poverty, Inequality & Human Development" offered for the first time in the Fall 2015 semester. He was an invited panelist discussing the politics of basic income guarantee at the New Directions in Basic Income Workshop, Poverty Solutions at the University of Michigan, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, Ann Arbor, May 18-20, 2018. He is currently working on a co-edited book on political activism and basic income guarantee, planned for publication in late 2020 by Palgrave Macmillan. 

Social Welfare Policy, particularly those affecting low-income families

Honored in “Status of Women in Social Work Education Mentor Recognition Program” (see here: http://blogs.yu.edu/wssw-news/2015/10/22/wurzweiler-professor-richard-caputo-honored-in-status-of-women-in-social-work-education-mentor-recognition-program/) Policy Analysis for Social Workers listed in the 100 Great Books for the Social Worker's Library (see here: http://mswonlineprograms.org/great-social-work-books/) Richard A. Swanson Award for Research Excellence 1998 by the Academy of Human Resource Development for “Job Training Experiences of Black and White Women, 1970-1991,” Human Resource Development Quarterly, 8,3(Fall, 1997), 197-217, co-authored with Mary Cianni. April 1999

Caputo, Richard K. (2019). Peer-review: A vital gatekeeping function and obligation of professional scholarly practice. Families in Society, 100(1), 6-16. https:/doi.org/10.1177/1044389418808155

Caputo, Richard K. (2019). Policy analysis. In M. Reisch (ed.). Social policy and social justice: Meeting the challenges of a diverse society, 3rd ed. (pp. 193-221). San Diego: CA: Cognella Academic Publishing.

Caputo, Richard K. (2018). Transformations of the Welfare State. [Review of the book Social Services Disrupted: Changes, Challenges and Policy Implications for Europe in Times of Austerity by Flavia Martinelli, Anelli Anttoned, and Margitta Mätzke, eds.]. Journal of Family and Economic Issues, 39, 524-529. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10834-018-9571-x ; Online First: http://rdcu.be/HcXL

Caputo, Richard K. (2017). What’s epistemology got to do with it? Research on Social Work Practice, 27, 503-507. https://doi.org/10.1177/1049731516662320

Caputo, Richard K. (2016). The Role of Research in the Family Service Agency: Reflections Some 30 Years Later. Families in Society, 97, 67-72.

Caputo, Richard, Epstein, William, Stoesz, David, & Thyer, Bruce. (2015). Postmodernism: A dead-end in social work epistemology. Journal of Social Work Education, 51, 638-647. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10437797.2015.1076260

Caputo, Richard K. (2014), Policy analysis for social workers (Thousand Oakes, CA: SAGE).

Caputo, Richard K. (Ed.) (2012). Basic income guarantee and politics: International experiences and perspectives on the viability of income guarantee (New York: Palgrave).

Caputo, Richard K. (2011). U.S. social welfare reform: Policy transitions from 1981 to the Present (New York: Springer).

Caputo, Richard K. (Ed.) (2005). Challenges of aging on U.S. families: Policy and Practice implications (New York: Haworth Press / Milton Park, UK: Routledge).

Caputo, Richard K. (1999), Advantage white and male, disadvantage black and female: Income inequality, economic well-being and economic mobility among families in a youth cohort, 1979-1993 (Danbury, CT: Rutledge Books, Inc.).

Caputo, Richard K. (1994), Welfare and freedom American style II: The role of the federal Government, 1941-1980 (Lanham, MD: University Press of America).

Caputo, Richard K. (1991), Welfare and freedom American style: The role of the federal government, 1900-1940 (Lanham, MD: University Press of America).

Caputo, Richard K. (1988), Management and information systems in human services (New York: Haworth Press).

caputo@yu.edu
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Fall 2018
Advis: Extended Prog
SWK 6520

 

Diss Prop Plan I
SWK 8911

 

Dissert Proposal Sem
SWK 8920

 

Doctoral Advising
SWK 8950

 

Doctoral Research I
SWK 8971

 

Social Policy
SWK 8296

 

Summer 2018
Doctoral Advising
SWK 8950

 

Spring 2018
Diss Prop Plan II
SWK 8912

 

Doctoral Advising
SWK 8950

 

Doctr Research II
SWK 8972

 

Proposal Sem I: Lit Review
SWK 8904

 

Soc Welf Policy
SWK 6210

 

Fall 2017
Diss Prop Plan I
SWK 8911

 

Diss Prop Plan II
SWK 8912

 

Dissert Proposal Sem
SWK 8920

 

Doctoral Advising
SWK 8950

 

Doctoral Research I
SWK 8971

 

Doctr Research II
SWK 8972

 

Soc Welfare Org
SWK 6201

 

Social Policy
SWK 8296

 

Summer 2017
Doctoral Advising
SWK 8950

 

Spring 2017
Advis: Extended Prog
SWK 6520

 

Diss Prop Plan II
SWK 8912

 

Doctoral Advising
SWK 8950

 

Doctr Research II
SWK 8972

 

Proposal Sem I: Lit Review
SWK 8904

 

Soc Welf Policy
SWK 6210