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The Journal of Poverty and Social Justice (formerly known as Benefits) provides a unique blend of high-quality research, policy and practice from leading authors in the field related to all aspects of poverty and social exclusion. The journal has changed its name to reflect its wider scope and has growing international coverage.

Content spans a broad spectrum of poverty-related topics including social security, employment and unemployment, regeneration, housing, health, education and criminal justice, as well as issues of ethnicity, gender, disability and other inequalities as they relate to social justice.

With succinct articles ideal for teaching purposes and students, The Journal of Poverty and Social Justice combines an original and exciting mix of:

  • scholarly, peer-reviewed articles
  • cutting-edge discussions of topical issues
  • a comprehensive round-up of key publications

It will be an essential resource for academics, policymakers and practitioners working in these areas.

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Journal of Poverty and Social Justice was previously published as Benefits.

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Volume 24, Number 3, October 2016
Exploring 'welfare' attitudes and experiences. Guest edited by John Hudson, Ruth Patrick and Emma Wincup


Introduction to themed special issue: exploring 'welfare' attitudes and experiences
pp. 215-226(12)
Authors: Hudson, John; Patrick, Ruth; Wincup, Emma


Nostalgia narratives? Pejorative attitudes to welfare in historical perspective: survey evidence from Beveridge to the British Social Attitudes Survey
pp. 227-243(17)
Authors: Hudson, John; Lunt, Neil; Hamilton, Charlotte; Mackinder, Sophie; Swift, Chelsea; Meers, Jed


Scrounger narratives and dependent drug users: welfare, workfare and warfare
pp. 261-275(15)
Authors: Wincup, Emma; Monaghan, Mark


Research Highlights

Policy and Practice

Understanding holiday hunger
pp. 311-319(9)
Author: Machin, Richard James


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