Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

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

Articles from Vol. 34, No. 1, March

American Identity and Attitudes toward English Language Policy Initiatives
Relatively little is known about what individual-level factors drive Americans' attitudes toward offering services to immigrants. Using national-level data and logistic regressions, we examine what factors co-vary with whether respondents agree or...
Controlling the Levers of Power: How Advocacy Organizations Affect the Regulation Writing Process
The Federal regulation-writing process is vital to understanding how laws are translated into policy. This paper re-examines data on human services interest groups active in lobbying the executive branch to determine what factors influence their effectiveness....
Domestic Violence and Human Rights: Local Challenges to a Universal Framework
Over the past 15-20 years there has been a dramatic increase in transnational social movements including the movement to eradicate violence against women. This paper examines the development of the transnational women's movement and the prioritizing...
Outsiders-Within: Critical Race Theory, Graduate Education and Barriers to Professionalization
This article uses the lens of critical race theory to examine the experiences of minority students in gad outside of the social work education classroom. Research has not critically analyzed the structures, policies and practices of graduate education...
Sex Panic and the Welfare State
2006 marked the tenth anniversary of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act. The 1996 law was the culmination of decades of erosion in backing for basic provisions of the U.S. social safety net. The following reviews the...
Social Theory & Its Relation to Social Problems: An Essay about Theory and Research with Social Justice in Mind
This essay examines the relationship between social theory and social problems, the truth-value of theories, and the importance of theorizing about the role of the state, i.e., national government, in the resolution of social problems and the achievement...
Undermining Progress in Early 20th Century North Carolina: General Attitudes towards Delinquent African American Girls
This article examines efforts made to challenge progress towards adequate service provision for delinquent African American girls in early 20th century North Carolina. This article seeks to explore the nuances of aid, from the African American community...
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