Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

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

Articles from Vol. 32, No. 3, September

Applying Rawlsian Social Justice to Welfare Reform: An Unexpected Finding for Social Work
This paper sketches social workers' understanding of social justice and reliance on Rawls (1971), highlights findings about "hard to employ" welfare recipients facing welfare reform, and articulates the parameters of Rawlsian justice (Rawls, 1999a;...
Culture as Deficit: A Critical Discourse Analysis of the Concept of Culture in Contemporary Social Work Discourse
This paper is a critical discourse analysis of the usage of the concept of "culture" in social work discourse. The paper argues that "culture" is inscribed as a marker for difference which has largely replaced the categories of race and ethnicity as...
Education Problems with Urban Migratory Children in China
In China, due to the Residence Registration System and Segmented Governmental Management of Education, the educational problems with urban migratory children have been overlooked for a long time. The results are, on one hand, these children have no...
English Non-Fluency and Income Penalty for Hispanic Workers
Using the 2001-2002 California Workforce Survey, this paper examines the income gap between Hispanic and Caucasian workers. I attribute the income gap between Hispanic and Caucasian workers to differentials in their human capital. However, data analyses...
Implications of Media Scrutiny for a Child Protection Agency
This study examines media impact on job efficacy in a child protection agency. The research uses inductive, holistic research methods to examine the effect of media scrutiny on changes in management dictates, worker duties and responsibilities, and...
Is Inter-Organizational Collaboration Always a Good Thing?
The human service literature suggests that the concept and outcomes of inter-organizational collaboration are not well understood. Nonetheless, inter-organizational collaboration has emerged as a statement of direction for social welfare policy and...
Reforming Welfare Reform Postsecondary Education Policy: Two State Case Studies in Political Culture, Organizing, and Advocacy
Welfare reform had the unforeseen effect of causing large numbers of public assistance recipients to drop out of college, discouraging their pursuit and acquisition of postsecondary education (PSE) credentials. There is a growing body of research that...
Saving for Post-Secondary Education in Individual Development Accounts
Low-income people have less access to opportunities for post-secondary education, and the welfare reform in 1996 further limited access for welfare recipients. Since welfare reform, there has been an increasing interest in strategies meant to enhance...
Welfare Recipients Attending College: The Interplay of Oppression and Resistance
This qualitative study uses Patricia Hill Collins' "both/and" conceptual framework to explore experiences of both oppression and resistance among welfare recipients attending college. It examines how children, social networks, integration into campus...
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