Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

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

Articles from Vol. 29, No. 3, September

Beyond Welfare or Work: Teen Mothers, Household Subsistence Strategies, and Child Development Outcomes
There is probably no aspect of the work versus welfare debate that is more contested than the effects of welfare use on child development outcomes. Liberals tend to emphasize the detrimental effects of poverty and welfare stigma on children, while...
Designing Policies That Address the Relationship between Woman Abuse and Economic Resources
Given the disproportionate and increasing number of impoverished women, and poor women's increased vulnerability to woman abuse, it is crucial we examine economic policies in regards to their equity and adequacy for abused women. Current policies...
Differential Test Performance in the American Educational System: The Impact of Race and Gender
Contrary to Herrnstein and Murray (1994) who claim that racial groups have different cognitive endowments and that these best explain differential test score achievements, our regression analyses document that there is less improvement in test scores...
Domestic Violence Law Reforms: Reactions from the Trenches
In recent years, feminists have worked hard to pressure society and the criminal justice system into taking domestic violence seriously. These efforts have resulted in more government funding and increased services to victims. In addition, there...
From Henry Street to Contracted Services: Financing the Settlement House
This article tracks historically the direct connection and shifting relationship between the larger political economy, the extent and arrangement of financing, and agency programming in the settlement house from 1886 to the present, with particular...
Heterosexual Males: A Group Forgotten by the Profession of Social Work
Social work literature has mainly focused upon females and gay males. A search was undertaken of general references to heterosexual males in published social-work authored articles and appearing in book reviews and publishers' ads in two prominent...
"I Raised My Kids on the Bus": Transit Shift Workers' Coping Strategies for Parenting
The study investigated coping strategies for parenting of transit shift workers, an urban, blue-collar, primarily ethnic minority population. It involved a qualitative, grounded theory approach, using individual interviews with 30 San Francisco...
Maluccio, A.N. & Daly, J. (2000). Family Group Conferencing as "Good" Child Welfare Practice. in Gail Buford & Joe Hudson (Eds.), Family Group Conferencing: New Directions in Community-Centered Child and Family Practice (Pp. 66-71)
Maluccio, A.N. & Daly, J. (2000). Family group conferencing as "good" child welfare practice. In Gail Buford & Joe Hudson (Eds.), Family Group Conferencing: New Directions in Community-Centered Child and Family Practice (pp. 66-71). New...
Recruitment and Foster Family Service
Using data from the National Survey of Current and Former Foster Parents this study examined how foster parents first found out about the need for foster parents (mass media, other foster parents, religious organization, or civic organization) affected...
The Increase in Incarcerations among Women and Its Impact on the Grandmother Caregiver: Some Racial Considerations
This article analyzes census data on the increase in incarcerations among women, with specific emphasis on some racial differences. The steady rise in female incarcerations and its impact on grandmothers who are caregivers of their children is the...
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