Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

Journal furnishing social scientific analysis to understand problems of social policy, politics, and welfare.

Articles from Vol. 33, No. 3, September

Altruism or Self-Interest? Social Spending and the Life Course
The primacy of self-interested individuals is often regarded as the appropriate basis for US social spending decisions. One thread of this argument has advanced age-based self-interest and politically powerful elderly to explain why Social Security...
Economic Well-Being and Intimate Partner Violence: New Findings about the Informal Economy
The purpose of this research was to explore the relationship between intimate partner violence (IPV) and women's participation in the informal economy (both legal and illegal) and their impact on economic well-being. This research was part of a National...
Job Satisfaction among TANF Leavers
Using means tests, ANOVA, contingency methods and polytomous logistic regression techniques, I analyze job satisfaction survey data provided by former welfare recipients in Illinois. Mean job satisfaction in the sample is high. Wages, work hours, professional...
"Put Up" on Platforms: A History of Twentieth Century Adoption Policy in the United States
Adoption is closely intertwined with many issues that are central to public policy in this country--welfare and poverty, race and class, and gender. An analysis of the history of adoption shows how it has been shaped by the nation's mores and demographics....
Searching for Social Capital in U.S. Microenterprise Development Programs
This paper focuses on the claims and efforts of U.S. microenterprise development programs (MDPs) to build social capital among poor and low income entrepreneurs. MDPs offer business training and lending services to individuals operating very small...
The Effects of Prolonged Job Insecurity on the Psychological Well-Being of Workers
Job insecurity has been increasing since the 1980s. While researchers have found job insecurity to be negatively associated with multiple indicators of well-being for workers and their families in cross sectional studies, less is known about the long...
The Poet/practitioner: A Paradigm for the Profession
This article explores a new paradigm or model for the professional social worker: The poet/practitioner. The training and practice of the poet are congruent with many aspects of social work practice. An examination of the practice of the poet, and...