Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

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

Articles from Vol. 33, No. 4, December

Economic Mobility of Single Mothers: The Role of Assets and Human Capital Development
This study examines the economic mobility of single mothers. It highlights the relationships between single mothers' financial assets and human capital development (educational advancement, job training, and work hours) with their economic mobility....
Ethiopian Language Policy and Health Promotion in Oromia
In the time of HIV/AIDS, epidemics for which we have no vaccination or cure, public health is bound entirely to depend on the traditional health education strategies to stop or contain this disease. This reality demands that we travel extra miles and...
Fairness Issues in Law and Mental Health: Directions for Future Social Work Research
Concepts from the procedural justice literature in social psychology are examined that offer useful guidance for social work researchers with interests in investigating informal adjudications, speciality treatment courts, and other areas of the administrative...
Foster Parents' Reasons for Fostering and Foster Family Utilization
Better utilization of foster families might be linked to parents" reasons for fostering. This study used data from the National Survey of Current and Former Foster Parents to examine relationships between reasons for fostering and types of services...
Health Care Poverty
This paper introduces and describes health care poverty. Underinsurance and its consequences for access to health care are highlighted. Definitions of underinsurance and its prevalence are presented. Groups that experience disproportionate barriers...
International Social Work, Globalization and the Challenge of a Unipolar World
This summer, two international social work organizations--the International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) and the International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW)--will again host their regular biannual conferences. IFSW will meet...
Nineteenth Century Review of Mental Health Care for African Americans: A Legacy of Service and Policy Barriers
The need to focus on service and policy barriers to mental health service delivery for African Americans remains critical. The purpose of this article is to review nineteenth century care as a method for understanding contemporary service and policy...
"Seen and Not Heard" Sociological Approaches to Childhood: Black Children, Agency and Implications for Child Welfare
In this article, the authors consider the socio-historical conceptions of childhood in relation to Black children and their unique relationship with child welfare institutions. Against this background we apply models of childhood to issues of race...
The Perils of Self-Censorship
Earlier this year, Jim Midgley, until recently Dean of the School of Social Welfare at the University of California, Berkeley, was asked to write a guest editorial for the National Association of Social Work's (NASW) premier journal Social Work by...
The Use of Critical Ethnography in Managed Mental Health Care Settings
How social workers in managed mental health care settings exercise their professional authority may have profound consequences for the provision of ethical and value-based services to vulnerable populations. Building upon Gidden's theory of structuration,...