Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

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

Articles from Vol. 30, No. 4, December

A Comprehensive Analysis of Sex and Race Inequities in Unemployment Insurance Benefits
This research makes a unique contribution to the growing body of literature on the welfare system by examining the relationship between sex, race, and social insurance benefits in a rural state. Using data from the West Virginia Unemployment Compensation...
American Poverty as a Structural Failing: Evidence and Arguments
Empirical research on American poverty has largely focused on individual characteristics to explain the occurrence and patterns of poverty. The argument in this article is that such an emphasis is misplaced. By focusing upon individual attributes as...
Because a Better World Is Possible: Women Casino Workers, Union Activism and the Creation of a Just Workplace
Based on a re-analysis of data from a qualitative study of the work experience of 36 women casino workers, this article examines the contributions and personal characteristics of the 13 women in the sample who described themselves as committed union...
Early Education Experiences & School-to-Work Program Participation
This study assesses the effects of Head Start participation and demonstrated academic ability during elementary school on School-to-Work (STW) program participation. The study sample comes from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, 1997 Cohort...
Finding and Keeping Affordable Housing: Analyzing the Experiences of Single-Mother Families in North Philadelphia
The location, availability, and quality of housing shapes one's social networks, affects access to jobs, and impacts on social relations within the housing unit. However, access to affordable housing is limited for a significant portion of the population...
Organizational Factors Contributing to Worker Frustration: The Precursor to Burnout
This study examined the organizational factors that contribute to workers' frustration with their work situation. The sample included 141 service professionals who attended workshops on burnout in 2001. The purpose of the workshops was to increase...
Participants' Perceptions of the Childcare Subsidy System
This paper presents a focus group study of perceptions of cash assistance participants in Cuyahoga County, Ohio and the San Fernando Valley in California regarding childcare subsidy use, choices of care, and perceptions of quality. TANF participants...
Resiliency Factors Related to Substance Use/resistance: Perceptions of Native Adolescents of the Southwest
This exploratory, qualitative study examined risk and protective factors influencing drug and alcohol use and/or resistance of Native youth in the Southwest. Thirty-two Native middle school students participated in 10 focus groups that explored their...
Shift Work and Negative Work-to-Family Spillover
A representative sample of the U.S. workforce from 1997 National Study of the Changing Workforce data (Families & Work Institute, 1999) was examined to study the relationship between shift work and negative work-to-family spillover. Negative spillover...

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