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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 27, Number 2, June 2019
Self-employment and social protection in Europe. Guest edited by Kevin Caraher and Enrico Reuter


Free Content Introduction to special issue: Self-employment and social protection in Europe
pp. 149-155(7)
Authors: Caraher, Kevin; Reuter, Enrico



Self-employment and social protection: understanding variations between welfare regimes
pp. 157-175(19)
Authors: Spasova, Slavina; Bouget, Denis; Ghailani, Dalila; Vanhercke, Bart


Precariousness among solo self-employed workers: a German‐Dutch comparison
pp. 177-197(21)
Authors: Conen, Wieteke; Schulze Buschoff, Karin


Mind the gaps: Universal Credit and self-employment in the United Kingdom
pp. 199-217(19)
Authors: Caraher, Kevin; Reuter, Enrico


The collective risk management of solo self-employed workers in the Netherlands
pp. 253-277(25)
Authors: Rossetti, Silvia; Heeger, Susanne


Job precariousness among lawyers in Spain
pp. 279-294(16)
Authors: Obiol-Francés, Sandra; Santos-Ortega, Antonio; Muñoz-Rodríguez, David


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