Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

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

Articles from Vol. 31, No. 4, December

Adoption in the U.S.: The Emergence of a Social Movement
The Adoption Movement, which has been evolving in the U.S. since the late 1970s, is now fully formed. As a proactive, reformative social movement, adoption has reached the organizational, or institutional, stage. Evidence is seen in the roles assumed...
Cleavage in American Attitudes toward Social Welfare
Opinion polls probing both the narrow and broad senses of social welfare among Americans indicate hardly any substantial differences over crucial social sentiments among a variety of groups with at least theoretically divergent interests: rich and...
"Curiously Uninvolved": Social Work and Protest against the War in Vietnam
This article reviews four leading social work journals from 1965-1975 for content on the War in Vietnam and the social issues arising from it. It finds that social work's major journals carried nearly no articles, letters, editorials, or short subjects...
Examining the Relationship between Community Residents' Economic Status and the Outcomes of Community Development Programs
In designing and implementing community development interventions the economic status of targeted participants is a demographic characteristic worth considering. The findings from this research indicate that even within the limited economies of rural...
Intimate Partner Violence and Use of Welfare Services among California Women
The current study is a population-based investigation of the association between past-year exposure to intimate partner violence (IPV) and current welfare use, while also accounting for the effects of other violence experienced in adulthood and symptoms...
Junko Kato, Regressive Taxation and the Welfare State: Path Dependence and Policy Diffusion
Junko Kato, Regressive Taxation and the Welfare State: Path Dependence and Policy Diffusion. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003. $55.00 hardcover. The extent to which globalization creates new opportunities for world citizens or constrains...
Legislating the Family: Heterosexist Bias in Social Welfare Policy Frameworks
This article addresses the effects of heterosexist bias in social welfare policy frameworks on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals and families in the United States. It discusses the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity...
Measuring and Indigenizing Social Capital in Relation to Children's Street Work in Mexico: The Role of Culture in Shaping Social Capital Indicators
Drawing from social capital theory, this study assessed the relevance qf existing conceptions of social capital--largely from the United States and Canada--in the Mexican context, in an effort to contribute novel variables to the street-children literature....
The Benefits of Marriage Reconsidered
This paper suggests that analyses of marriage experience take into account both structures of inequality and context. Although marriage is widely viewed as producing economic well-being and family stability, this analysis of a sample of White rural...
The Welfare Myth: Disentangling the Long-Term Effects of Poverty and Welfare Receipt for Young Single Mothers
This study investigates the effects of receiving welfare as a young woman on long-term economic and marital outcomes. Specifically, we examine if there are differences between young, single mothers who receive welfare and young, single mothers who...
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