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Out of ReachPlace, Poverty, and the New American Welfare State$
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Scott W. Allard

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780300120356

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300120356.001.0001

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A Comparison of Faith-Based and Secular Nonprofit Service Providers

A Comparison of Faith-Based and Secular Nonprofit Service Providers

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(p.118) Chapter 5 A Comparison of Faith-Based and Secular Nonprofit Service Providers
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Out of Reach
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Scott W. Allard

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300120356.003.0005

This chapter examines the differences and similarities between secular and faith-based organizations by comparing the service provision across secular nonprofit organizations and various types of faith-based organizations (FBO). Survey data from the Multi-City Survey of Social Service Providers grasp the characteristic of FBOs and religious congregations that claim to provide social services to low-income populations. It adds that although places of worship offering informal or infrequent aid, counselling, or relief, were not included in the survey, the organizations interviewed showed the faith-based providers are most ready to take advantage of a faith-based service initiative and most likely to have the capability to increase social service activities.

Keywords:   social service activities, faith-based organizations, places of worship, low-income populations, service provision

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