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Family Matters     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Family Process     Partially Free   (Followers: 7)
Family Relations     Partially Free   (Followers: 11)
Family Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Fijian Studies: A Journal of Contemporary Fiji     Full-text available via subscription  
FIVE : The Claremont Colleges Journal of Undergraduate Academic Writing     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Flaubert     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Formation emploi     Open Access  
FORO. Revista de Ciencias Jurídicas y Sociales, Nueva Época     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Forum Ilmu Sosial     Open Access  
Forum Marsilius-Kolleg     Open Access  
Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Fourth World Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Fronteras : Revista de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Fudan Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences     Hybrid Journal  
Future Times     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Genocide Studies and Prevention     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Genocide Studies International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Géographie et cultures     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ghana Journal of Development Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Global Journal of Social Sciences     Full-text available via subscription  
Global Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Graduate Journal of Social Science     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Grafía     Open Access  
Grief Matters : The Australian Journal of Grief and Bereavement     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Gruppendynamik und Organisationsberatung     Hybrid Journal  
GSTF Journal of Law and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Hacettepe Üniversitesi Edebiyat Fakültesi Dergisi     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Hallazgos     Open Access  
Harmoni Sosial : Jurnal Pendidikan IPS     Open Access  
He Puna Korero: Journal of Maori and Pacific Development     Full-text available via subscription  
Headmark     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Herencia     Open Access  
Heritage & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
História e Cultura     Open Access  
Human Affairs     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Huria : Journal of the Open University of Tanzania     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Hydra : Interdisciplinary Journal of Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Iberoforum. Revista de Ciencias Sociales de la Universidad Iberoamericana     Open Access  
Iconos. Revista de Ciencias Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
IdeAs. Idées d'Amérique     Open Access  
Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
IDS Bulletin     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
IEEE Transactions on Computational Social Systems     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Illness, Crisis & Loss     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Im@go. A Journal of the Social Imaginary     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Immigrants & Minorities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Impact     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Informação em Pauta     Open Access  
Infrastructure Complexity     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Inkanyiso : Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
InPsych : The Bulletin of the Australian Psychological Society Ltd     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Inter Faculty     Open Access  
Interações : Cultura e Comunidade     Open Access  
Interim : Interdisciplinary Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Communication of Chinese Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Development Planning Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
International Journal for Transformative Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Applied Behavioral Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Arab Culture, Management and Sustainable Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Bahamian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Business and Social Research     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Canadian Studies / Revue internationale d’études canadiennes     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Conflict and Violence     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
International Journal of Cultural Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
International Journal of Iberian Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Knowledge-Based Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Language and Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Management and Social Sciences     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Management, Economics and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Punishment and Sentencing, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Qualitative Methods     Open Access   (Followers: 28)
International Journal of Research in Business and Social Science     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Social and Allied Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Social and Humanistic Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Social and Organizational Dynamics in IT     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Social Research Methodology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 67)
International Journal of Social Science Research     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
International Journal of Social Science Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 49)
International Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Review of Qualitative Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 41)
International Review of Social Research     Open Access  
International Scholarly Research Notices     Open Access   (Followers: 207)
International Social Science Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
International Studies. Interdisciplinary Political and Cultural Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Internationale Revue Fur Soziale Sicherheit     Hybrid Journal  
InterSciencePlace     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Investigación y Desarrollo     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Investigaciones Geográficas (Esp)     Open Access  
Irish Journal of Applied Social Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Issues in Social Science     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ius et Praxis     Open Access  
Journal des Economistes et des Etudes Humaines     Hybrid Journal  
Journal for New Generation Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal for Semitics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Advanced Academic Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Agriculture and Social Research (JASR)     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Agriculture, Forestry and the Social Sciences     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Applied Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43)
Journal of Applied Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Cognition and Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Journal of Comparative Social Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Journal of Contemporary African Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Critical Race inquiry     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Cultural Economy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Cultural Heritage     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
Journal of Development Effectiveness     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Educational Social Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Family & Consumer Sciences     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of Family Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Globalization and Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Human Security     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Humanity     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Interdisciplinary Gender Studies: JIGS     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Journal of Korean Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Language and Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Journal of Markets & Morality     Partially Free   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Mediterranean Knowledge     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Methods and Measurement in the Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Migration and Refugee Issues, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 33)
Journal of Organisational Transformation & Social Change     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Pan African Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 236)
Journal of Policy Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Poverty and Social Justice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 27)
Journal of Progressive Research in Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Purdue Undergraduate Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Religion & Spirituality in Social Work: Social Thought     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Research in National Development     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of Responsible Innovation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Social Change     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Social Development in Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Social Distress and the Homeless     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Social Intervention: Theory and Practice     Open Access  
Journal of Social Issues     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Journal of Social Philosophy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Journal of Social Science Education : JSSE     Open Access  
Journal of Social Science Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
Journal of Social Studies Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Studies in Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Technology in Human Services     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of the Bangladesh Association of Young Researchers     Open Access  
Journal of the Polynesian Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Journal of the University of Ruhuna     Open Access  
Journal of Transnational American Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Trust Management     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal Sampurasun : Interdisciplinary Studies for Cultural Heritage     Open Access  
Jurnal Abdimas     Open Access  
Jurnal Kawistara     Open Access  
Jurnal Pendidikan Ilmu Sosial     Open Access  
Jurnal Sosial Humaniora     Open Access  
Jurnal Terapan Abdimas     Open Access  
Just Policy: A Journal of Australian Social Policy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Kaleidoscope     Open Access  
Kasetsart Journal of Social Sciences     Open Access  
Kimün. Revista Interdisciplinaria de Formación Docente     Open Access  
Knowledge Management for Development Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Korean Social Science Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Kotuitui : New Zealand Journal of Social Sciences Online     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Kulturwissenschaftliche Zeitschrift     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
KZfSS Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
L'Homme Europäische Zeitschrift für Feministische Geschichtswissenschaft     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
L'Ordinaire des Amériques     Open Access  
Labyrinthe     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Language and Intercultural Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Language Resources and Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Les Cahiers des dix     Full-text available via subscription  
Les Cahiers d’EMAM     Open Access  
Letras Verdes. Revista Latinoamericana de Estudios Socioambientales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Letters on Evolutionary Behavioral Science     Open Access  
Lex Social : Revista de Derechos Sociales     Open Access  
Lilith: A Feminist History Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Liminar. Estudios Sociales y Humanisticos     Open Access  
Literacy Learning: The Middle Years     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Local-Global: Identity, Security, Community     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Loisir et Société / Society and Leisure     Hybrid Journal  
Lucero     Open Access  
Lúdicamente     Open Access  
Lutas Sociais     Open Access  
Lwati : A Journal of Contemporary Research     Full-text available via subscription  
Macedon Digest, The     Full-text available via subscription  
Maine Policy Review     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Mathématiques et sciences humaines     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
McNair Scholars Research Journal     Open Access  
McNair Scholars Research Journal     Open Access  
Meanjin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Meanjin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Meanjin Papers     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Media Information Australia     Full-text available via subscription  
Media International Australia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Media International Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Melbourne Journal of Politics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Mémoire(s), identité(s), marginalité(s) dans le monde occidental contemporain     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Memorias     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
methaodos.revista de ciencias sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 2)

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Journal Cover International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy
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  • The role of basic values and education on women’s work and family
           preferences in Europe
    • Pages: 494 - 514
      Abstract: International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Volume 37, Issue 9/10, Page 494-514, September 2017.
      Purpose Consistent with dual-process models of behaviour, Miles (2015) has shown that Schwartz’ basic values can provide a valuable framework for empirically analysing the role of values and cultural contexts in driving human behaviour. The purpose of this paper is to contribute to this line of research by distinguishing individual values from macro-level values, as well as from other micro- and macro-conditions, in order to test whether individual values shape women’s work-family orientations in ways predicted by Hakim’s preference theory. Design/methodology/approach The authors make use of the second round of the European Social Survey (ESS) collected in 2004, where a battery of questions on human values and work-family preferences were posed, and apply a multilevel approach to take into account national cultural and economic conditions across 25 European countries. Findings In line with the dual-process model and preference theory, the authors show that internalised values, particularly conservatism, shape work-family orientations much more than national social and cultural conditions; in addition, the effect of women’s education on work-value orientations is stronger in countries with more conservative national cultures, suggesting that education may help women overcome social barriers in the choice of their work-career preference. Originality/value While values may shape work-family orientations differently in non-European or less affluent cultures, these findings reveal the importance of bringing values back into the analysis of individual preferences and behaviours towards the labour market.
      Citation: International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy
      PubDate: 2017-09-22T01:20:33Z
      DOI: 10.1108/IJSSP-10-2016-0117
       
  • Making sense of contemporary disasters: a liquid development perspective
    • Pages: 515 - 535
      Abstract: International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Volume 37, Issue 9/10, Page 515-535, September 2017.
      Purpose The purpose of this paper is to explore economic conditions of contemporary society to provide insight into the ways in which the consequences of disaster, including environmental migration, are accentuated. Design/methodology/approach This research draws on Zygmunt Bauman’s theory of liquid modernity and notions of development to analyse disaster. From the analysis, a new concept, liquid development, is proposed and critiqued as a contributing factor leading to severe contemporary disaster. Findings Liquid development provides a new way of making sense of the conditions and consequences of economic growth and a business as usual attitude. It further provides a framework to explore the potential disaster of environmental migration in the Pacific Islands arising from liquid development driven climate change-induced sea level rise. Research limitations/implications Analysing these conditions provides greater understanding of the resulting impact of disaster, creating awareness and informing the need for accountability and social policy. This study aims to contribute to further practical and research enquiry that will challenge liquid developers to reconsider their impact and to accept responsibility for vulnerable members of society as part of their business as usual structure. Originality/value This paper adds to Bauman’s understanding of the consequences of globalisation through the construct of liquid development. It also continues his debate by giving awareness to the global issue of environmental migration.
      Citation: International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy
      PubDate: 2017-09-22T01:19:55Z
      DOI: 10.1108/IJSSP-06-2016-0069
       
  • Domestic responsibilities as predictors of labour market attachment
           trajectories in men and women
    • Pages: 536 - 554
      Abstract: International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Volume 37, Issue 9/10, Page 536-554, September 2017.
      Purpose The purpose of this paper is to analyse whether high responsibility for housework or childcare is related to weak labour market attachment. Design/methodology/approach Survey data on domestic responsibilities in 1998 and 2003 were linked to register data on respondents’ employment spells for 2004-2011. Effects of the responsibilities on labour market trajectories – identified with latent class growth analyses – were analysed with multinomial logistic regression analyses. Findings Four trajectories for labour market attachment were identified among both genders. When adjusted for prior labour market attachment and other control variables, a high responsibility for housework predicted weak labour market attachment, compared to the trajectory of strong attachment, only among men. Compared to the trajectory of strengthening attachment, a high responsibility for housework was related to weak attachment among both men and women. Research limitations/implications Personal orientations may, to some extent, explain both the division on domestic responsibilities and attachment to the labour market. In the Finnish type of welfare state, domestic responsibilities have long-term effects, especially on men’s careers. More attention should be given to men’s roles in families and their possible consequences. Originality/value This is the first study analysing the division of domestic responsibilities on later labour market attachment among both genders. The strength of this study is the long follow-up time and methodology; it combines survey data at two time points and register data on employment spells over eight years, identifying patterns in employment with latent class growth analyses.
      Citation: International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy
      PubDate: 2017-09-22T01:20:31Z
      DOI: 10.1108/IJSSP-04-2016-0039
       
  • “The Irish Conflict” and the experiences of female ex-combatants in
           the Irish Republican Army
    • Pages: 555 - 571
      Abstract: International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Volume 37, Issue 9/10, Page 555-571, September 2017.
      Purpose The purpose of this paper is to critically explore the importance of the experiences of female former combatants during the Irish Conflict, colloquially known as “The Troubles” and outline key moments of resistance for female political prisoners during their time at Armagh jail. The paper will situate the analysis within a Foucauldian framework drawing on theoretical tools for understanding power, resistance and subjectivity to contextualise and capture rich narratives and experiences. What makes a Foucauldian analysis of former female combatants of the Conflict so inspiring is how the animation and location of problems of knowledge as “pieces” of the larger contest between The State, institutions of power and its penal subjects (ex-female combatants as prisoners). The paper has demonstrated that the body exists through and in culture, the product of signs and meanings, of discourse and practices. Design/methodology/approach This is primarily qualitative methodology underpinned by Foucauldian theory. There were 28 women and 20 men interviewed in the course of this research came from across Ireland, some came from cities and others came from rural areas. Some had spent time in prisons in the UK and others served time in the Republic of Ireland or in the North of Ireland. Many prisoners experienced being on the run and all experienced levels of brutality at the hands of the State. Ethical approval was granted from the Queens University Research Committee. Findings This paper only examines the experiences of female ex-combatants and their narratives of imprisonment. What this paper clearly shows through the narratives of the women is the gendered nature of imprisonment and the role of power, resilience and resistance whilst in prison in Northern Ireland. The voices in this paper disturb and interrupt the silence surrounding the experiences of women political prisoners, who are a hidden population, whilst in prison. Research limitations/implications In terms of research impact, this qualitative research is on the first of its kind to explore both the experiential and discursive narratives of female ex-combatants of the Irish Conflict. The impact and reach of the research illustrates how confinement revealed rich theoretical insights, drawing from Foucauldian theory, to examine the dialectical interplay between power and the subjective mobilisation of resistance practices of ex-combatants in prison in Northern Ireland. The wider point of prison policy and practice not meeting basic human rights or enhancing the quality of life of such prisoners reveals some of the dystopian features of current prison policy and lack of gender sensitivity to female combatants. Practical implications It is by prioritising the voices of the women combatants in this paper that it not only enables their re-positioning at the centre of the struggle, but also moves away methodologically from the more typical sole emphasis on structural conditions and political processes. Instead, prioritising the voices of the women combatants places the production of subjectivities and agencies at the centre, and explores their dialectical relationship to objective conditions and practical constraints. Social implications It is clear from the voices of the female combatants and in their social engagement in the research that the prison experience was marked specifically by assaults on their femininity, to which they were the more vulnerable due to the emphasis on sexual modesty within their socialisation and within the ethno-nationalist iconography of femininity. The aggression directed against them seems, in part, to have been a form of gender-based sexual violence in direct retaliation for the threat posed to gender norms by their assumption of the (ostensibly more powerful) role as combatants. They countered this by methods which foregrounded their collective identity as soldiers and their identification with their male comrades in “the same struggle”. Originality/value This paper is one of the first to explore the importance of the experiences of female former combatants during the Northern Irish Conflict with specific reference to their experience of imprisonment. The aim of this significant paper is to situate the critical analysis grounded in Foucauldian theory drawing on theoretical tools of power, resistance and subjectivity in order to make sense of women’s experiences of conflict and imprisonment in Ireland. It is suggested that power and resistance need to be re-appropriated in order to examine such unique gendered experiences that have been hidden in mainstream criminological accounts of the Irish Conflict.
      Citation: International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy
      PubDate: 2017-09-22T01:20:21Z
      DOI: 10.1108/IJSSP-05-2016-0052
       
  • Rhetorical strategies in Indian commercial microfinance
    • Pages: 572 - 590
      Abstract: International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Volume 37, Issue 9/10, Page 572-590, September 2017.
      Purpose This paper examines the rhetorical strategies of two Indian microfinance organizations as they transformed from non-profit to commercial format. They shifted forms at a time (year 2010), when commercialization had been criticized severely. The purpose of this paper is to understand “How does a microfinance organization justify its action of transformation to retain legitimacy'” Design/methodology/approach The paper adopts a qualitative case study method to understand the phenomena. Interview, archival documents, and field observations are the major source of data for the study. Data analysis is carried out through coding method. Findings Drawing from Suddaby and Greenwood’s (2005) work on rhetorical strategies, the paper suggests that these organizations have used two types of rhetorical strategies – cosmological and teleological. These strategies operate in a performative role and link deviant practices with routines. It focuses on institutional maintenance rather than change. Research limitations/implications The paper acknowledges two important limitations. First, the rhetorical focus may be influenced by the history of organization. So depending on organization selected, the focus may vary. Second, the paper is constricted by the low-documentation practices prevailing in many civil society organizations. Originality/value The paper contributes to the literature on hybrid organization by unpacking the process of sense making in a hybrid form. The paper also reinforces the argument that language operates in a performative role. The paper provides a new context (India) to understand the process of rhetorical strategies.
      Citation: International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy
      PubDate: 2017-09-22T01:19:50Z
      DOI: 10.1108/IJSSP-05-2016-0057
       
  • Female knowledge workers and the illusion of working-time autonomy
    • Pages: 591 - 604
      Abstract: International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Volume 37, Issue 9/10, Page 591-604, September 2017.
      Purpose The purpose of this paper is to ask: what are the temporal realities of female knowledge workers' It especially focusses on women’s possibilities of using working-time autonomy, and the work and non-work practices that shape their possibility to use work-hour autonomy. In knowledge work, working-time autonomy is usually high, but exercising autonomy is not always possible. The study was carried out in Finland, where full-time work is common also among women, even if they have small children. Design/methodology/approach The data include 19 semi-structured interviews of women who have knowledge-intensive work. The method of analysis is problem-driven content analysis. Findings Female knowledge workers intertwine several temporal realities. The utilisation of working-time autonomy is restricted by unpredictability, continuous interruptions, hurriedness and ineffective work practices. The temporal realities of family life, such as taking children to the daycare or school, other everyday routines and a spouse’s working-time autonomy have an effect on women’s possibilities to use working-time autonomy. The line between work and non-work blurs. Originality/value This study sheds light on working-time autonomy among female knowledge workers. It adds an understanding to the temporal realities of work and outside work that influence the use of work-hour autonomy. This information is needed to understand time demands arising from work, which play a role in work-family research in particular.
      Citation: International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy
      PubDate: 2017-09-22T01:19:44Z
      DOI: 10.1108/IJSSP-08-2016-0100
       
  • Investing in work: exclusionary inclusion in Austria, Belgium and Norway
    • Pages: 605 - 622
      Abstract: International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Volume 37, Issue 9/10, Page 605-622, September 2017.
      Purpose The purpose of this paper is to compare the impact of two social investment strategies (labour activation and governance coordination) targeted to social assistance clients within three different welfare-system coordination cases, with focus on social and economic inclusion. Design/methodology/approach The authors focus on the impact of reform at micro (individually experienced impact), meso (impact across settings) and macro (socio-structural impact) levels. Findings While social investment reform has given some clients new opportunities, in no study case were clients fully able to use the incentive-driven strategies. Reforms have led to a “Matthew effect”: the better resourced reap the largest benefit from new services on offer while the less resourced have their marginal socioeconomic position reinforced. Clients may internalise their relative activation success. Intimate connections between macro- and micro-impacts may have heightened the sense of social and economic exclusion, stigma and shame experienced by those who are most vulnerable. Social implications Social investment reform (labour activation) may not be a model that reduces social and economic exclusion and it may, instead, reify socioeconomic marginalisation, enhancing sense of stigma and shame and reducing self-efficacy. Originality/value Scholars have assessed social investment according to its economic performance, but there has been a lack of research considering impact of reform on socioeconomic inclusion.
      Citation: International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy
      PubDate: 2017-09-22T01:20:23Z
      DOI: 10.1108/IJSSP-01-2017-0001
       
 
 
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