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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 26, Number 1, February 2018


Talking heresy about 'quality' early childhood education and care for children in poverty
pp. 3-18(16)
Authors: Simpson, Donald; Loughran, Sandra; Lumsden, Eunice; Mazzocco, Philip; McDowall Clarke, Rory; Winterbottom, Christian


The Minimum Income Standard as a benchmark of a 'participatory social minimum'
pp. 19-34(16)
Authors: Davis, Abigail; Hirsch, Donald; Padley, Matt


Social exclusion factors influencing life satisfaction among older adults
pp. 35-50(16)
Authors: Lee, Joonyup; Cagle, John G


Themed Section: Roma in a Time of Paradigm Shift and Chaos

Introduction: Roma in a time of paradigm shift and chaos
pp. 51-57(7)
Author: Matache, Margareta


Free Content Gender, ethnicity and activism: 'the miracle is when we don't give up...'
pp. 77-94(18)
Authors: Daróczi, Anna; Kóczé, Angéla; Jovanovic, Jelena; Cemlyn, Sarah Judith; Vajda, Violeta; Kurtić, Vera; Serban, Alina; Smith, Lisa


Blame and fear: Roma in the UK in a changing Europe
pp. 95-112(18)
Authors: Richardson, Joanna; Codona, Janie


Policy and Practice

Free Content EU policy and Roma integration (2010–14)
pp. 113-126(14)
Author: Andor, László


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