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  Subjects -> SOCIAL SERVICES AND WELFARE (Total: 190 journals)
Journal of Social Philosophy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Journal of Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Journal of Social Policy and Social Work in Transition     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Social Service Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 167)
Journal of Social Work Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Social Work in Disability & Rehabilitation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Just Policy: A Journal of Australian Social Policy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
L'Orientation scolaire et professionnelle     Open Access  
Learning in Health and Social Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Maltrattamento e abuso all’infanzia     Full-text available via subscription  
Mental Health and Social Inclusion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Mental Health and Substance Use: dual diagnosis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Merrill-Palmer Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription  
Migration Action     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Mortality: Promoting the interdisciplinary study of death and dying     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Mundos do Trabalho     Open Access  
National Emergency Response     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
New Zealand Journal of Occupational Therapy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Nonprofit Policy Forum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Nordic Social Work Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Northwestern Journal of Law & Social Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Nouvelles pratiques sociales     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Parity     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Partner Abuse     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Pedagogia i Treball Social : Revista de Cičncies Socials Aplicades     Open Access  
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 144)
Personality and Social Psychology Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Philosophy & Social Criticism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Practice: Social Work in Action     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Psychoanalytic Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Public Policy and Aging Report     Hybrid Journal  
Qualit@s Revista Eletrônica     Open Access  
Qualitative Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Quality in Ageing and Older Adults     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Race and Social Problems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Research in Social Stratification and Mobility     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Research on Economic Inequality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Research on Language and Social Interaction     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Research on Social Work Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 138)
Review of Social Economy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Revista Internacional De Seguridad Social     Hybrid Journal  
Revista Katálysis     Open Access  
Revista Trabajo Social     Open Access  
Safer Communities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Science and Public Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Self and Identity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Service social     Full-text available via subscription  
Serviço Social & Sociedade     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Sexual Abuse in Australia and New Zealand     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Sexualidad, Salud y Sociedad (Rio de Janeiro)     Open Access  
Social & Legal Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Social Action : The Journal for Social Action in Counseling and Psychology     Free   (Followers: 1)
Social and Personality Psychology Compass     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Social Behavior and Personality : An International Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Social Care and Neurodisability     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Social Choice and Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Social Cognition     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Social Compass     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Social Influence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Social Justice Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Social Philosophy and Policy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Social Policy & Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Social Policy and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 133)
Social Science Japan Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Social Semiotics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Social Studies of Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Social Work & Social Sciences Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Social Work Education: The International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Social Work Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Social Work Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Social Work With Groups     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Sociedade e Estado     Open Access  
Sociedade em Debate     Open Access  
Society and Mental Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
SourceOCDE Questions sociales/Migrations/Sante     Full-text available via subscription  
Soziale Passagen     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Sozialer Fortschritt     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Technical Aid to the Disabled Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Tempo Social     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
The Milbank Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Third Sector Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Third World Planning Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Transnational Social Review     Hybrid Journal  
unsere jugend     Full-text available via subscription  
Violence and Victims     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Youth Studies Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Zeitschrift für Hochschulrecht, Hochschulmanagement und Hochschulpolitik: zfhr     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)

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Journal Cover Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science
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   Hybrid Journal Hybrid journal (It can contain Open Access articles)
     ISSN (Print) 0002-7162 - ISSN (Online) 1552-3349
     Published by Sage Publications Homepage  [739 journals]   [SJR: 0.673]   [H-I: 44]
  • State Policies and Higher Education Attainment
    • Authors: McLendon, M. K; Perna, L. W.
      Pages: 6 - 15
      Abstract: This article introduces a collection of empirical work that examines the role of state policy in promoting students’ progression into and through higher education. We provide an overview of U.S. state policy innovations that have occurred in recent years and we identify both the challenges and opportunities associated with studying public policy and higher education attainment in the states. The article concludes by outlining the perspectives of the articles included in this collection and provides a synopsis of each.
      PubDate: 2014-08-10T21:00:33-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0002716214541234|hwp:resource-id:spann;655/1/6
      Issue No: Vol. 655, No. 1 (2014)
  • The Persistence of Unaligned K-12 and Higher Education Systems: Why Have
           Statewide Alignment Efforts Been Ineffective?
    • Authors: Perna, L. W; Armijo, M.
      Pages: 16 - 35
      Abstract: High rates of academic remediation among college students suggest that many states have still not aligned high school and college curricular standards and assessments to ensure college readiness. One structure created by many states that is designed to improve this alignment is the P–20 Council. To understand why the lack of alignment persists despite the creation of this, and other, structures, this article draws on data collected through case studies of P–20 councils in ten states to explore these councils’ origins, implementation, and outcomes. Analyses pay particular attention to the ways that state leaders contribute to these stages of the policy process. The analyses also point to situational characteristics that have limited the effects of P–20 councils on P–20 policy reform.
      PubDate: 2014-08-10T21:00:34-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0002716214532776|hwp:resource-id:spann;655/1/16
      Issue No: Vol. 655, No. 1 (2014)
  • Assessing the Promise of California's Early Assessment Program for
           Community Colleges
    • Authors: Kurlaender; M.
      Pages: 36 - 55
      Abstract: This article focuses on California’s efforts to improve the alignment between K–12 and postsecondary schooling through the Early Assessment Program (EAP). Implemented in 2004, the EAP was designed to give high school students information about their academic preparedness for postsecondary education and to encourage teachers to teach for college readiness. I describe the EAP and its evolution and presence at California’s community colleges. I then match EAP and other test score data for California high school juniors to administrative data from California community colleges to investigate the extent to which high school student participation in the EAP predicts their college course placement and influences their academic performance. I find that very few students enter the California community college system ready for college-level work based on the EAP exam, but that the EAP can better serve community college campuses in their efforts to place students in developmental coursework.
      PubDate: 2014-08-10T21:00:34-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0002716214534609|hwp:resource-id:spann;655/1/36
      Issue No: Vol. 655, No. 1 (2014)
  • The Role of State Policy in Promoting College Affordability
    • Authors: Delaney; J. A.
      Pages: 56 - 78
      Abstract: This article considers trends in state policies that determine college affordability, including trends in state general appropriations, institutional tuition and fees, and state student financial aid. Taken together, these trends demonstrate erosion in college affordability. This article also examines one recent federal policy intervention that has shaped state policy for higher education affordability, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). My analysis of ARRA shows that the "maintenance of effort" provision in the law was effective, as there was no drop in state general appropriations for higher education (including federal ARRA funds) following implementation. However, in a related analysis, I show that ARRA is negatively associated with state spending on student financial aid. Collectively, state policy trends and the ARRA analyses underscore the need for improved state policy in promoting college affordability, as an affordable college education is out of reach for an increasing proportion of students.
      PubDate: 2014-08-10T21:00:34-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0002716214535898|hwp:resource-id:spann;655/1/56
      Issue No: Vol. 655, No. 1 (2014)
  • State-Level Responses to the Access and Completion Challenge in the New
           Era of Austerity
    • Authors: Doyle, W; Zumeta, W.
      Pages: 79 - 98
      Abstract: Understanding just how state leaders respond to fiscal crises and the continuing challenges of adequate funding should provide insight into how successful states are likely to be in creating environments where most citizens can attend and benefit from higher education. This article describes and begins to classify the nature and range of state responses to ongoing fiscal challenges. We focus on state-level leadership and governance, fiscal policies, and accountability mechanisms. We identify five types of responses: cutting costs (emphasizing cost controls and low-cost providers); buying degrees (allocating state funds based on outcomes not inputs); the grand bargain (providing more campus autonomy in exchange for lower funding); hunkering down and waiting (hoping that state appropriations will return to past levels); and falling apart (weak governance mechanisms compounding financial difficulties). The tradeoffs inherent in each approach are discussed.
      PubDate: 2014-08-10T21:00:34-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0002716214534606|hwp:resource-id:spann;655/1/79
      Issue No: Vol. 655, No. 1 (2014)
  • Pricing Out the Disadvantaged? The Effect of Tuition Deregulation in
           Texas Public Four-Year Institutions
    • Authors: Flores, S. M; Shepherd, J. C.
      Pages: 99 - 122
      Abstract: This article examines whether tuition deregulation in Texas (in 2003 the state legislature gave tuition-setting authority to institutional governing boards) has affected the college enrollment of underrepresented and low-income students. Using a difference-in-differences research design, we find that Hispanic students have been most negatively affected by tuition deregulation. Results for black students are largely mixed, in that we find an increase in college enrollment after deregulation in some specifications, while Pell Grant recipients, incoming and returning, appear to have experienced an increase in college enrollment following deregulation. Implications and recommendations for state governments considering this contentious legislation are provided.
      PubDate: 2014-08-10T21:00:34-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0002716214539096|hwp:resource-id:spann;655/1/99
      Issue No: Vol. 655, No. 1 (2014)
  • The Role of Institutional and State Aid Policies in Average Student Debt
    • Authors: Monks; J.
      Pages: 123 - 142
      Abstract: Rising college student debt levels have received considerable media coverage and have even prompted policy proposals that link rising student debt with tuition inflation. This article examines the role of state aid policies coupled with tuition and financial aid policy and academic outcomes in determining variation in average student debt. A focus solely on tuition as the culprit in rising student debt misses the significant role that state and institutional financial aid policies and student outcomes play in determining debt levels across higher education institutions. Specifically, colleges and universities being need-blind in admissions, meeting-full-need, limiting loans, and graduating students in high paying majors can have a larger impact on student debt levels than can the cost of attendance. Similarly, higher state-provided student aid significantly lowers average student debt at public universities.
      PubDate: 2014-08-10T21:00:34-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0002716214539093|hwp:resource-id:spann;655/1/123
      Issue No: Vol. 655, No. 1 (2014)
  • Financing College Opportunity: Factors Influencing State Spending on
           Student Financial Aid and Campus Appropriations, 1990 through 2010
    • Authors: McLendon, M. K; Tandberg, D. A, Hillman, N. W.
      Pages: 143 - 162
      Abstract: Some states invest relatively heavily in financial aid programs that benefit lower-income citizens, while other states concentrate their investment in programs that benefit students from higher-income backgrounds. States also vary in their levels of direct appropriations to campuses, a form of public subsidy that has long been viewed as benefitting middle-income citizens. What factors influence states to allocate higher education subsidies in a more or a less redistributive manner? This article reports on a study that examined sources of variation in state spending on need-based aid, merit-based aid, and appropriations over the period 1990–2010. Findings document relationships among spending patterns and structural and political conditions of states, indicating a "trade-off" between spending on merit- and need-based aid; as states invest more in the former, they reduce spending on the latter. We also show that the presence of a Republican governor and the strength of Republican representation in statehouses each is associated with increased state spending on need-based financial aid. Our results further show that increased wealth is positively associated with state spending on merit-based financial aid programs and state appropriations for higher education, but not need-based financial aid. We also find distinctive patterns of state support for higher education depending on the degree of centralization of a state’s governance arrangement for higher education; namely, the presence of a highly centralized structure is associated with decreased spending on merit-based aid programs and increased state appropriations to colleges and universities.
      PubDate: 2014-08-10T21:00:34-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0002716214540849|hwp:resource-id:spann;655/1/143
      Issue No: Vol. 655, No. 1 (2014)
  • Performance Funding for Higher Education: Forms, Origins, Impacts, and
    • Authors: Dougherty, K. J; Jones, S. M, Lahr, H, Natow, R. S, Pheatt, L, Reddy, V.
      Pages: 163 - 184
      Abstract: Since the 1970s, federal and state policy-makers have become increasingly concerned with improving higher education performance. In this quest, state performance funding for higher education has become widely used. As of June 2014, twenty-six states were operating performance funding programs and four more have programs awaiting implementation. This article reviews the forms, extent, origins, implementation, impacts (intended and unintended), and policy prospects of performance funding. Performance funding has become quite widespread with formidable political support, yet it has also experienced considerable implementation vicissitudes, with many programs being discontinued and even those that have survived encountering substantial obstacles and unintended impacts. Although evidence suggests that performance funding does stimulate colleges and universities to substantially change their policies and practices, it is yet unclear whether performance funding improves student outcomes. The article concludes by advancing policy recommendations for addressing the implementation obstacles and unintended side effects associated with performance funding.
      PubDate: 2014-08-10T21:00:34-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0002716214541042|hwp:resource-id:spann;655/1/163
      Issue No: Vol. 655, No. 1 (2014)
  • Evaluating Impacts of Performance Funding Policies on Student Outcomes in
           Higher Education
    • Authors: Rutherford, A; Rabovsky, T.
      Pages: 185 - 208
      Abstract: Concerns about performance and cost efficiency have taken center stage in discussions about the funding and oversight of public universities in recent years. One of the primary manifestations of these concerns is the rise of performance funding policies, or policies that seek to directly link state appropriations to the outcomes institutions generate for students. Despite the popularity of these policies, relatively little systematic research examines their effect on student outcomes at public colleges and universities. We use data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) to analyze the effectiveness of performance funding policies as a mechanism for improving student graduation, persistence, and degree attainment in more than 500 postsecondary institutions in all fifty states over a span of 18 years. We find that current performance funding policies are not associated with higher levels of student performance and that these policies may in fact contribute to lower performance over a longer period of time. However, more recent policies linked to institutional base funding may produce some likelihood of long-term improvement and require additional research.
      PubDate: 2014-08-10T21:00:34-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0002716214541048|hwp:resource-id:spann;655/1/185
      Issue No: Vol. 655, No. 1 (2014)
  • Insights and Implications for State Policy-Makers
    • Authors: Perna, L. W; Klein, M. W, McLendon, M. K.
      Pages: 209 - 230
      Abstract: Using a range of data and analytic approaches, the articles in this volume offer insights for understanding how state policy can increase higher education attainment and close gaps in attainment across groups. This concluding article begins by addressing the relationships between public policy and performance that cut across the volume. We then offer recommendations for state policy leaders—concrete steps that governors, legislators, and other policy actors can take to improve college access and success in their states. Finally, we propose directions for future research that will advance knowledge and understanding of how state policy can most effectively improve the higher education attainment of all students.
      PubDate: 2014-08-10T21:00:34-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0002716214539895|hwp:resource-id:spann;655/1/209
      Issue No: Vol. 655, No. 1 (2014)
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