James Midgley

Research Expertise and Interest

development, social development, social policy, community development, International social welfare, global poverty and inequality

Research Description

James Midgley is professor of the graduate school, Harry and Riva Specht Professor emeritus (1997-2016) and former dean of the School of Social Welfare (1997-2006).

An authority on international social welfare, Dr. Midgley is regarded as a pioneer in the field as it relates to social welfare in the developing world. He has published widely in this this field. His current research interests include international social development, social protection and social policy.

In the News

School of Social Welfare to help develop plan to deliver social services to China’s needy

As China turns its attention to the social needs of its citizens, the School of Social Welfare is partnering with Beijing Normal University to develop a strategy to deliver services to China’s needy, thanks to a three-year planning grant from the Ford Foundation. Julian Chow, an associate professor of social welfare, will manage the Berkeley-Beijing Normal University initiative.

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