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Flaubert     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Formation emploi     Open Access  
FORO. Revista de Ciencias Jurídicas y Sociales, Nueva Época     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Forum Marsilius-Kolleg     Open Access  
Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
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)
Grief Matters : The Australian Journal of Grief and Bereavement     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Gruppendynamik und Organisationsberatung     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
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: 15)
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: 3)
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)
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: 5)
International Development Planning Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
International Journal for Transformative Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
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: 5)
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: 19)
International Journal of Cultural Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
International Journal of Iberian Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Knowledge-Based Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
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: 26)
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: 68)
International Journal of Social Science Research     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
International Journal of Social Science Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 47)
International Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Review of Qualitative Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 42)
International Review of Social Research     Open Access  
International Scholarly Research Notices     Open Access   (Followers: 195)
International Social Science Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
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: 41)
Journal of Applied Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Cognition and Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Comparative Social Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Journal of Contemporary African Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
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: 17)
Journal of Development Effectiveness     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Educational Social Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Family & Consumer Sciences     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of Family Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Globalization and Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
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: 14)
Journal of Korean Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Language and Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Markets & Morality     Partially Free   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Mediterranean Knowledge     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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: 32)
Journal of Organisational Transformation & Social Change     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Pan African Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 225)
Journal of Policy Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Poverty and Social Justice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23)
Journal of Progressive Research in Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Purdue Undergraduate Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Religion & Spirituality in Social Work: Social Thought     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
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: 7)
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: 22)
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: 2)
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: 4)
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)
Jurnal Kawistara     Open Access  
Jurnal Pendidikan Ilmu Sosial     Open Access  
Just Policy: A Journal of Australian Social Policy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
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: 3)
Kulturwissenschaftliche Zeitschrift     Open Access  
KZfSS Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
L'Homme Europäische Zeitschrift für Feministische Geschichtswissenschaft     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
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  
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: 3)
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  
Mémoire(s), identité(s), marginalité(s) dans le monde occidental contemporain     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Memorias     Open Access  
methaodos.revista de ciencias sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Methodological Innovations     Open Access  
México y la Cuenca del Pacífico     Open Access  
Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Migration Action     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Miscelánea Comillas. Revista de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales     Open Access  
Misión Jurídica     Open Access  
Mitologicas     Open Access  
Monthly, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Mütefekkir     Open Access  
Müvészettörténeti Értesitö     Full-text available via subscription  
National Academy Science Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
National Emergency Response     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
National Observer     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)

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Journal Cover International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy
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  • Formal and Informal Long Term Care Work: Policy Conflict in a Liberal
           Welfare State
    • First page: 134
      Abstract: International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Volume 37, Issue 3/4, April 2017.
      Purpose The undervaluing of care work, whether conducted informally or formally, has long been subject to debate. While much discussion, and indeed reform has centred on childcare, there is a growing need, particularly in countries with ageing populations, to examine how long term care (LTC) work is valued. This article provides an overview of the way in which employment policies (female labour market participation, retirement age, and precarious work) and social policies (care entitlements and benefits/leave for carers) affect both informal carers and formal care workers in a liberal welfare state with a rapidly ageing population. Design/methodology/approach Drawing on the adult worker model, we use existing literature on ageing, care and employment to examine the approach of a liberal welfare state to care work, focusing both on supports for informal carers and job quality in the formal care sector. Findings Our research suggests that employment policies advocating increased labour participation, delaying retirement and treating informal care as a form of welfare are at odds with LTC strategies which encourage informal care. Furthermore, the latter policy acts to devalue formal care roles in an economic sense and potentially discourages workers from entering the formal care sector Originality/value To date research investigating the interplay between employment and LTC policies have focused on either informal or formal care workers. In combining both aspects, we view informal and formal care workers as complementary, interdependent agents in the care process. This underlines the need to develop social policy regarding care and employment which encompasses the needs of each group concurrently.
      Citation: International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy
      PubDate: 2017-03-02T11:48:40Z
      DOI: 10.1108/IJSSP-06-2015-0069
       
  • Gender Time-Use Gap and Task Segregation in Unpaid Work: Evidence from
           Switzerland
    • First page: 148
      Abstract: International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Volume 37, Issue 3/4, April 2017.
      Purpose This article focuses first on the development of the segregation of tasks in family and housework in Switzerland and its linkage to the gender time-use gap in unpaid work. In addition, the impact of dual-breadwinner support in policies and culture is examined. Design/methodology/approach The empirical test refers to a comparison of Swiss cantons, and is based on data from the Swiss Labour Force Survey. The analysis (i) traces both the gender gap and segregation from 2000 to 2013, (ii) compares them between 25 Swiss cantons, and (iii) links them to political and cultural dual-breadwinner support. Findings First, the results suggest that both the gender time-use gap and the segregation in unpaid work decrease in Switzerland. Moreover, the gender gap and the segregation do not correlate in the sample of Swiss cantons. Second, both the gender gap and the segregation correlate with dual-breadwinner support. However, while the political dual-breadwinner support is linked to lower segregation, a smaller gender gap, more male and less female housework, the dual-breadwinner culture promotes female housework and both men’s and women’s family time spent on childcare, without affecting the gender gap and segregation. Research limitations/implications The results suggest, on the one hand, that both the gender time-use gap and the segregation are important but analytically different dimensions of gender equity. On the other hand, the cross-cantonal analysis highlights the socio-political structuration of gender inequality. Originality/value The article contains the first comparative analysis of the gender time-use gap and task segregation in Switzerland. The results underline the analytical distinction between the gender time-use gap and the task segregation in family and housework. Moreover, the cross-cantonal analysis suggests that the political dual-breadwinner support is an important determinant of the gender divide in unpaid work.
      Citation: International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy
      PubDate: 2017-03-02T11:48:25Z
      DOI: 10.1108/IJSSP-11-2015-0122
       
  • Experience and Coping of Employment Risks in Hong Kong
    • First page: 166
      Abstract: International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Volume 37, Issue 3/4, April 2017.
      Purpose This paper uses the case of Hong Kong to assess the equalization and individualization claim of the risk society approach to studying experience and coping of employment risks Design/methodology/approach Two types of survey data are used: quarterly official surveys from the year of 1993 to 2008 and a cross-sectional territory-wide representative telephone survey conducted in 2009 Findings Our findings show that contrary to the equalization claim, experiences of employment risks have continued to concentrate in disadvantaged groups: unskilled manual workers and those with education levels below lower secondary school had continuously fared worse than professionals, managers and university degree-holders. These disadvantaged groups were also not particularly proactive in adopting either capital-based or work-related coping methods when they encountered employment problems Research limitations/implications The lack of trend data to examine the use of different coping means is one of the main drawbacks of the current study. The study carries important theoretical implications Practical implications Policy implications for the government to provide more comprehensive and proactive employment-related support measures and further expansion of university education Originality/value This paper examines the case of Hong Kong so as to extend the empirical assessment of the risk society approach beyond the Anglo-Saxon context to mature Asian economies. Our study further shows that we need to go beyond the secular trend globalization which the risk society theory emphasizes. Historical factors and business-government-labour power relations are critical factors that shape the policies and institutions of labour market regulations and welfare provision in the local context
      Citation: International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy
      PubDate: 2017-03-02T11:48:35Z
      DOI: 10.1108/IJSSP-08-2015-0088
       
  • An investigation of marketing capabilities of informal microenterprises: a
           study of street food vending in Thailand
    • First page: 186
      Abstract: International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Volume 37, Issue 3/4, April 2017.
      Purpose Marketing capabilities of large and medium sized enterprise is well understood and focused, but little research has been done on microenterprise, especially in informal sector microenterprise. The purpose of this paper is to investigate what are the marketing capabilities of informal microenterprises that could be sources of competitive performance. Design/methodology/approach At first, a literature review and pilot study was used to develop a list of marketing capabilities of informal microenterprise street food vending. Then a quantitative approach was undertaken where questionnaire was developed and distributed to 42 street food vendors and 52 customers in Bangkok, Thailand. The collected data were analyzed using a descriptive statistic, principle component analysis (PCA), hierarchical cluster analysis and k-mean clustering technique Findings Analysis revealed that informal microenterprise street food vending has some unique marketing capabilities compared to formal restaurant. From the vendors’ point of view, it was found that cheaper pricing and quicker food delivery were the major contributors. On the other hand, from the customer point of view, convenient location, flexible business hours, fulfill customer food requirements, and cooking demonstration were noted significant. Originality/value This study provides a first step towards marketing capabilities of informal microenterprise and makes several contributions to the literature.
      Citation: International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy
      PubDate: 2017-03-02T11:48:32Z
      DOI: 10.1108/IJSSP-09-2015-0094
       
  • EXPLAINING PARTICIPATION IN UNDECLARED WORK IN FRANCE: LESSONS FOR POLICY
           EVALUATION
    • First page: 203
      Abstract: International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Volume 37, Issue 3/4, April 2017.
      Purpose France is as a model of best-practice in the European Union as regards policy to combat undeclared work. This paper takes the country as a case study with which to evaluate the competing explanations of why people engage in undeclared work which underpin such policy: namely, the dominant rational-economic actor approach and the more recent social-actor approach. Design/methodology/approach To evaluate these approaches, the results of 1,027 interviews undertaken in 2013 with a representative sample of the French population are analysed. Findings The finding is that higher perceived penalties and risks of detection have no significant impact on the likelihood of conducting undeclared work in France. In contrast, the level of tax morale has a significant impact on engagement in the activity: the higher the tax morale, the lower is the likelihood of participation in the undeclared economy. Higher penalties and risks of detection only decrease the likelihood of participation in undeclared work amongst the small minority of the French population with very low tax morale. Practical implications Current policy in France to counter undeclared work is informed principally by the rational economic actor approach based on a highly-developed infrastructure for detection and significant penalties alongside incentives to declare small-scale own-account work. The present analysis suggests that this approach needs to be supplemented with measures to improve citizens’ commitment to compliance by enhancing tax morale. Originality/value This case study of a country with a well-developed policy framework to combat undeclared work provides evidence to support the social-actor approach to informing policy change.
      Citation: International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy
      PubDate: 2017-03-02T11:48:38Z
      DOI: 10.1108/IJSSP-12-2015-0147
       
  • Lining up for charity. A study of the social organization and communal
           qualities of breadlines in a Finnish city
    • First page: 218
      Abstract: International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Volume 37, Issue 3/4, April 2017.
      Purpose Recent decades have witnessed a rise in food charity provided by faith-based and other charitable agencies. Previous research has noted that besides material assistance, these occasions provide a social and communal event for many participants. This article critically examines this notion by exploring how the social organization of breadlines contributes to the social relationships between the food recipients and their experiences of these places as communities, and what qualities these communities eventually develop. Design/methodology/approach The study is based on ethnographic data from four breadlines in one Finnish city. The study approaches the breadlines as queues, that is, social systems that govern waiting, mutual order and access. Findings The social organization of queue practices mirrors the users’ experiences of the breadlines as communities with many concurrent faces: as communities of mutual surveillance and as demanding communities that call for skills and resources from the participants, as well as socially significant communities. The findings show how the practices of organizing charitable assistance influence the complex social relationships between charitable giver and recipient, and how the food recipients accommodate themselves to the situations and social roles available on a given occasion. Originality/value Analysing breadlines as queues and using qualitative data from the everyday assistance events gives voice to the experiences of food charity recipients and allows a more nuanced picture to be painted of the breadline communities than studies based merely on surveys or interviews.
      Citation: International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy
      PubDate: 2017-03-02T11:48:27Z
      DOI: 10.1108/IJSSP-10-2015-0110
       
  • Community Benefits Agreements (CBAs): A Typology for Shrinking Cities
    • First page: 231
      Abstract: International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Volume 37, Issue 3/4, April 2017.
      Purpose Community benefits agreements (CBAs) redistribute the benefits of new development to distressed communities and historically disenfranchised groups. They allow coalitions of labor and grassroots organizations to negotiate for concessions in the development process. Yet, CBAs are a relatively new tool used in planning and local economic development, and specification about their content and scope is evolving. Some of the earliest CBAs were negotiated in cities experiencing an influx of new growth and investment. However, less is known about the scope of CBA negotiations in shrinking cities where economic development is relatively anemic. Design/methodology/approach This paper offers an extension to the existing literature through an exploratory analysis of the scope of CBAs in the ten fastest shrinking cities in the US between 2000 and 2010. Our analysis is organized in three parts. First, we present a CBA typology that differentiates among CBAs negotiated with developers in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. Second, we compare neighborhood conditions in shrinking cities with CBAs to those without negotiated agreements. Finally, we discuss critical cases where CBA negotiations have occurred in shrinking cities. Findings Grassroots coalitions have more leverage when negotiating for concessions with private sector developers versus developers from the public and nonprofit sectors. The added leverage is attributed to the high profile and limited public benefits associated with projects pursued by private sector developers. Moreover, shrinking cities face additional obstacles when negotiating CBAs. We concluded that cities with the highest levels of physical distress are the least likely to negotiate and adopt CBAs. Originality/value This article contributes to the literature by focusing on CBAs in shrinking cities. It also highlights nuisances in CBA negotiations with developers from the private, public and nonprofit sectors. Although the analysis focused on the US context, the inclusion of these perspectives in the CBA typology provides researchers in other institutional settings with a common framework for comparative analysis.
      Citation: International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy
      PubDate: 2017-03-02T11:48:29Z
      DOI: 10.1108/IJSSP-01-2016-0003
       
  • Social Embeddedness, Formal Labor Supply, and Participation in Informal
           Work
    • First page: 248
      Abstract: International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Volume 37, Issue 3/4, April 2017.
      Purpose This study analyzes data from the first-ever national-level study of informal work in the United States (U.S.) to test two prominent points of focus in the literature: how participation in informal work relates to social embeddedness and formal labor supply. This paper also provides a comparative test of the factors associated with exchange-based informal work (i.e., money/barter) versus self-provisioning activities. Design/methodology/approach The study draws on data from a national-level household telephone survey and uses descriptive statistics and logistic regression models. Findings The data show that participation in the informal economy is widespread in the U.S. Consistent with theory, it is found that measures of social embeddedness and formal labor supply are much more salient for predicting participation in informal work for money/barter compared to self-provisioning. Originality/value Drawing on unique data from the first national-level household survey of informal work in the U.S., this study provides generalizable support for the contention that the informal sector stands as a persistent structural feature in modern society. The results build on the wealth of information produced by qualitative case studies examining informal economic activity as well as a smaller number of regionally targeted surveys to provide important theoretical insights.
      Citation: International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy
      PubDate: 2017-03-02T11:48:42Z
      DOI: 10.1108/IJSSP-02-2016-0022
       
  • Is There Such a Thing as Too Long Childcare Leave?
    • First page: 2
      Abstract: International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Volume 37, Issue 1/2, March 2017.
      Purpose This study revisits the question whether women’s employment is negatively affected in countries with very long periods of childcare leave. Design/methodology/approach We analyzed data on 192,484 individual women, 305 country-years, and 18 countries, combined with country-level data on childcare, unemployment and service sector size. Findings We found that in countries with short periods of childcare leave the motherhood-employment gap is smaller than in countries with no childcare leave, while in countries with long periods of childcare leave the motherhood-employment gap is bigger than with short periods of leave. Originality/value This study revisits the question whether women’s employment is negatively affected in countries with very long periods of childcare leave. We argued that to correctly answer the long-leave question (1.) the relationship between duration of leave and employment of women should be explicitly hypothesized as being curvilinear and (2.) childcare leave should be expected to affect only mothers, not women without children. (3.) Testing the long-leave hypothesis requires the use of country-comparative data in which countries are observed repeatedly over time, and (4.) is best tested against person-level data.
      Citation: International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy
      PubDate: 2017-02-03T04:52:07Z
      DOI: 10.1108/IJSSP-07-2015-0074
       
  • Informality: does financial development matter?
    • First page: 16
      Abstract: International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Volume 37, Issue 1/2, March 2017.
      Purpose Financial development may be an alternative policy for controlling informal employment. However, there is still an ambiguous relationship between financial development and informal employment. This paper therefore examines the impact of financial development on informal employment. Design/methodology/approach The paper is based on both the occupational choice model and on the concept of financial development and economic growth which can produce either a positive or negative relationship between financial development and informal employment. Consequently, we formulated empirical specifications and applied an econometric technique to examine the actual relationship. Findings The empirical results indicated that financial development can reduce informal employment. We also found that the relationship between financial development and informal employment varies, depending on the level of economic growth and development. Research limitations/implications Even though there are many types of informal employment, this paper uses only informal self-employment as a proxy of informal employment. To implement it properly, all types of informal employment should be also examined. Practical implications Becoming informal employment depend on several factors, policy makers for each country should carefully examine the specific relationship between financial development and informal employment for their own country. Originality/value From the two possible impacts of financial development on informal employment, this paper affirms that financial development can reduce informal employment.
      Citation: International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy
      PubDate: 2017-02-03T04:51:59Z
      DOI: 10.1108/IJSSP-06-2015-0059
       
  • The impact of an unconditional parental benefit on employment of mothers:
           A comparative study of Estonia and Lithuania
    • First page: 33
      Abstract: International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Volume 37, Issue 1/2, March 2017.
      Purpose This article seeks to solve the puzzle of the disproportionately lower employment rate of mothers of toddlers with relation to the employment rate of mothers of preschool and school age children in Estonia. Design/methodology/approach The research is based on the Most Similar System Design and compares Estonia with Lithuania. The applied methods include inferential statistics and microsimulation techniques, employing the OECD Benefits and Wages Calculator, the OECD Family Support Calculator and EUROMOD – the European tax-benefit microsimulation model. Findings The comparison revealed that the overwhelming majority of the crucial aspects of socio-cultural, economic and institutional conditions were more favourable for maternal employment in Estonia than in Lithuania. This explains the higher maternal employment rates both for mothers of pre-schoolers and school-age children in Estonia. However, one particular element of the institutional context targeted to the mothers of toddlers—the unconditional parental benefit—had an entirely opposite character. This particular feature of the parental leave scheme was the only factor that could explain why the employment rate of mothers of toddlers is disproportionately lower than the employment rate of mothers of older children in Estonia and much lower than the employment of mothers of toddlers in Lithuania. Originality/value This study complements previous research by providing evidence on the relative importance of universal parental benefit schemes in the context of other country-specific conditions for maternal employment, including the availability of institutional childcare.Furthermore, the results presented show that childcare regime typologies, at least those that characterise Eastern European countries, should be more sensitive to children’s age.
      Citation: International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy
      PubDate: 2017-02-03T04:52:05Z
      DOI: 10.1108/IJSSP-08-2015-0085
       
  • Befriending and Re-ablement Service: A better alternative in an age of
           austerity
    • First page: 51
      Abstract: International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Volume 37, Issue 1/2, March 2017.
      Purpose This paper shares the findings of a research evaluation into a Befriending and Re-ablement Service (BARS) which offers a host of positive outcomes such as reduced loneliness and keeping as well as possible for a growing segment of the world’s population. The recent increase in longevity is one of humanity’s great success stories. But ageing comes at a price, and decision takers worry about the stresses and strains of an ageing society. Design/methodology/approach Following a literature review, this article presents the findings of an evaluation of an alternative innovative form of support for older people, namely BARS, that has been developed on Merseyside. Semi and unstructured interviews were carried out with stakeholders including service users and carers. A cost benefit analysis is also reported. Finally the theoretical and policy implications of this research are explored. Findings Befriending and Re-ablement Officers (BROs) is both a socially and economically cost-effective means of enhancing independent living among older people, reducing loneliness and isolation that can contribute to ill health. The research shows that funding for the BARS scheme should be sustained and expanded, despite or because of the current era of cutbacks in UK and international service provision. Originality/value The paper highlights the value, role and importance of both befriending and re-ablement in a time of acute public and voluntary sector funding pressures. The paper is of value to a range of stakeholder groups such as older people, local and central governments and health care commissioners.
      Citation: International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy
      PubDate: 2017-02-03T04:52:14Z
      DOI: 10.1108/IJSSP-08-2015-0090
       
  • Determinants of Participating in Training: A Canadian-based Analysis
    • First page: 69
      Abstract: International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Volume 37, Issue 1/2, March 2017.
      Purpose . Purpose – The purpose of this study is to estimate and compare the across-time individual and contextual factors influencing the participation of Canadian residents in adult education and training during the 1990s and the early 21st century. This era is characterized by the social investment state (SIS), a policy paradigm adopted by various developed nations throughout the world, including Canada, during the latter part of the 20th century. Design/methodology/approach Design/methodology/approach – The authors analyzed data obtained from the 1994, 1998, and 2003 versions of the Adult Education and Training Survey (AETS), which is administered by Statistics Canada. They employed binomial logit regression so as to predict the likelihood of the respondents participating in training. Findings Findings - Participants whose level of education was below the post-secondary level were less likely to participate in training, as were adult residents of households in which preschool children also lived. These findings occurred across all three periods of data collection. Furthermore, urban residents exhibited an increasingly greater likelihood to participate in training across-time. Research limitations/implications Research limitations/implications – Future studies should consider the funding source for training, be it from the public or private sector, and how this may affect participation. The impact that various types of training have on employment and earning patterns in developed nations should also be further assessed. Originality/value Originality/value – This study, with its use of the most recent available data to analyze across-time changes in the determinants of participating in training in Canada, has contributed to the knowledge base regarding the social investment state in Canada and how it compares to its European counterparts.
      Citation: International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy
      PubDate: 2017-02-03T04:52:14Z
      DOI: 10.1108/IJSSP-05-2015-0054
       
  • Influence of Job Characteristics on Engagement: Does Support at Work Act
           as Moderator?
    • First page: 86
      Abstract: International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Volume 37, Issue 1/2, March 2017.
      Purpose Indian banking industry is one the biggest players in the country’s service sector, with public sector banks occupying the major share. A model has been developed in this paper, linking job characteristics and work engagement, moderated by perceived organizational and supervisor support as contextual variables. Design/methodology/approach Data on 214 employees from 15 public sector banks was used to examine this model.Analysis of data has established the moderating role of support at work in the relationship between job characteristics and work engagement. Findings Findings suggest that employees who have a positive perception of organizational and supervisor support are more likely to respond positively to job characteristics and therefore would have a higher propensity to engage with their jobs. In addition to enriched jobs, the wider organizational climate characterized by support from supervisors and organization as a whole is critical to establish a positive environment, which would lead to greater work engagement. Originality/value The moderating role of support at workplace has been researched very rarely in literature on job characteristics and work engagement. This study hence aims at investigating whether interaction between job characteristics and perceived organizational and supervisor support influences work engagement of employees working in Indian public sector banks.
      Citation: International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy
      PubDate: 2017-02-03T04:52:07Z
      DOI: 10.1108/IJSSP-10-2015-0106
       
  • ‘We’re all in this together’? The search for collective belonging in
           a globalised single industry town
    • First page: 106
      Abstract: International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Volume 37, Issue 1/2, March 2017.
      Purpose Communities of work are a phenomenon closely associated with government social and industrial policy, and can be tracked in contemporary examples globally alongside industrial development. This research explores community identity within a town which was previously single industry, but has since experienced workforce reduction and to a large degree, industry withdrawal. Design/methodology/approach Using an inductive approach, the researchers interviewed 32 participants who had resided (past or present) within the instrumental case study town. A thematic analytical framework, drawing on the work of Boje (2007) was employed. Findings A significant theme to emerge from the participants was the public assertion of social cohesion and belonging. However, what was interesting, was that beneath this unified exterior, lay accounts of multiple forms of demarcation. Drawing on Benedict Anderson’s (1983) notion of the imagined community, and Bauman’s (2001) identity in globalization, this contradiction is conceptualised as boundary-making moments of identification and disidentification. Research limitations/implications This research is specific to the New Zealand context, although holds many points of interest for the wider international audience. The research provides a broad example of the layering of the collective and individual levels of identity. Originality/value This research makes a significant contribution to understandings of the interconnectedness of social policy, industry, and the lived experiences of individuals. Moreover, it contributes to the broader single industry town literature, which previously has focused on stories of decline from a North American context.
      Citation: International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy
      PubDate: 2017-02-03T04:52:02Z
      DOI: 10.1108/IJSSP-08-2015-0089
       
  • SPORT IN EUROPE’S ERA OF AUSTERITY: CRISIS OR ADAPTATION?
    • First page: 123
      Abstract: International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Volume 37, Issue 1/2, March 2017.
      Purpose To assess whether European sport has been damaged or adapted during the austerity in public sector and consumer spending that has followed the financial crisis of 2008-09 Design/methodology/approach Review of literature and data Findings Sport has adapted successfully Research limitations/implications The overall conclusions will not apply to every sport in every country. Practical implications Sport flourishes when it adapts to historical trends. Originality/value Updates all previous reviews
      Citation: International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy
      PubDate: 2017-02-03T04:52:00Z
      DOI: 10.1108/IJSSP-11-2014-0102
       
 
 
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