A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z  

        1 2        [Sort by number of followers]   [Restore default list]

  Subjects -> SOCIAL SERVICES AND WELFARE (Total: 243 journals)
Showing 1 - 135 of 135 Journals sorted alphabetically
Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
ACOSS Papers     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Adoption & Fostering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Advances in Neurodevelopmental Disorders     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Advances in Social Work     Open Access   (Followers: 39)
African Journal of Social Work     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
African Security     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 52)
Argumentum     Open Access  
Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Asian Social Work and Policy Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Australasian Journal of Human Security     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Australasian Policing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Australian Ageing Agenda     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Australian Journal of Emergency Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 30)
Australian Journal of Social Issues     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Australian Journal on Volunteering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Australian Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
AZARBE : Revista Internacional de Trabajo Social y Bienestar     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Bakti Budaya     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Basic and Applied Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 47)
British Journal of Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 104)
Campbell Systematic Reviews     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Canadian Social Work Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Care Management Journals     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Clinical Social Work Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
Columbia Social Work Review     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Communities, Children and Families Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Community Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Community, Work & Family     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Comunitania : Revista Internacional de Trabajo Social y Ciencias Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
ConCienciaSocial     Open Access  
Contemporary Rural Social Work     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Counseling Outcome Research and Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
Counsellor (The)     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Critical and Radical Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Critical Policy Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Critical Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 49)
Critical Social Work : An Interdisciplinary Journal Dedicated to Social Justice     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cuadernos de Trabajo Social     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Death Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Developing Practice : The Child, Youth and Family Work Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21)
Developmental Child Welfare     Hybrid Journal  
Du Bois Review: Social Science Research on Race     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
ECI Interdisciplinary Journal for Legal and Social Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Em Pauta : Teoria Social e Realidade Contemporânea     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ethics and Social Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
European Journal of Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 47)
European Journal of Social Security     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
European Journal of Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38)
European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37)
European Review of Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Families in Society : The Journal of Contemporary Social Services     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Finnish Journal of eHealth and eWelfare : Finjehew     Open Access  
Geopolitical, Social Security and Freedom Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Global Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36)
Global Social Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Grief Matters : The Australian Journal of Grief and Bereavement     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Handbook of Social Choice and Welfare     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Health & Social Care In the Community     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 55)
Health and Social Care Chaplaincy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Health and Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 72)
HOLISTICA ? Journal of Business and Public Administration     Open Access  
Hong Kong Journal of Social Work, The     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Housing Policy Debate     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Human Service Organizations Management, Leadership and Governance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Indonesian Journal of Guidance and Counseling     Open Access  
International Journal of Ageing and Later Life     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Care and Caring     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Disability Management Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of East Asian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of School Social Work     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Social Research Methodology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 79)
International Journal of Social Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
International Journal of Social Work     Open Access   (Followers: 26)
International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 68)
International Journal on Child Maltreatment : Research, Policy and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Social Science Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
International Social Security Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
International Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Islamic Counseling : Jurnal Bimbingan Konseling Islam     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Janus Sosiaalipolitiikan ja sosiaalityön tutkimuksen aikakauslehti     Open Access  
Journal for Specialists in Group Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Accessibility and Design for All     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Journal of Applied Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 62)
Journal of Baccalaureate Social Work     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Care Services Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Child and Adolescent Counseling     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology     Partially Free   (Followers: 15)
Journal of Community Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Comparative Social Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Journal of Comparative Social Work     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Danubian Studies and Research     Open Access  
Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Journal of European Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
Journal of Evidence-Based Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Journal of Evidence-Informed Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Family Issues     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Journal of Forensic Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Healthcare Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of HIV/AIDS & Social Services     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Human Rights and Social Work     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Integrated Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Journal of International and Comparative Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Language and Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Journal of Occupational Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 399)
Journal of Policy Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Policy Practice and Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Prevention & Intervention Community     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Professional Counseling: Practice, Theory & Research     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Public Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 237)
Journal of Public Mental Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Journal of Religion & Spirituality in Social Work: Social Thought     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Social Development in Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Social Distress and the Homeless     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Social Issues     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Journal of Social Philosophy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Journal of Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44)
Journal of Social Service Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 207)
Journal of Social Work Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Journal of Social Work in Disability & Rehabilitation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Journal of Social Work in the Global Community     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Jurnal Guidena : Journal of Guidance and counseling, Psychology and Education     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Jurnal Karya Abdi Masyarakat     Open Access  
Just Policy: A Journal of Australian Social Policy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Kontext : Zeitschrift für Systemische Therapie und Familientherapie     Hybrid Journal  
L'Orientation scolaire et professionnelle     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Learning in Health and Social Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Leidfaden : Fachmagazin für Krisen, Leid, Trauer     Hybrid Journal  
Links to Health and Social Care     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Maltrattamento e abuso all’infanzia     Full-text available via subscription  
Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Mental Health and Social Inclusion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43)
Mental Health and Substance Use: dual diagnosis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)
Merrill-Palmer Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Mortality: Promoting the interdisciplinary study of death and dying     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Mundos do Trabalho     Open Access  
National Emergency Response     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
New Zealand Journal of Occupational Therapy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 71)
Nordic Social Work Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Nordisk välfärdsforskning | Nordic Welfare Research     Open Access  
Northwestern Journal of Law & Social Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Nouvelles pratiques sociales     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Nusantara of Research: Jurnal Hasil-hasil Penelitian Universitas Nusantara PGRI Kediri     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Parity     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Partner Abuse     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Pedagogia i Treball Social : Revista de Cičncies Socials Aplicades     Open Access  
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 239)
Personality and Social Psychology Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 51)
Philosophy & Social Criticism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Policy Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Practice: Social Work in Action     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Prospectiva : Revista de Trabajo Social e Intervención Social     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Psikopedagogia : Jurnal Bimbingan dan Konseling     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Psychoanalytic Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Public Policy and Aging Report     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Qualitative Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
Qualitative Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Quality in Ageing and Older Adults     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 46)
Race and Social Problems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Research in Social Stratification and Mobility     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Research on Economic Inequality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Research on Language and Social Interaction     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Research on Social Work Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43)
Review of Social Economy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Revista Brasileira de Tecnologias Sociais     Open Access  
Revista Internacional De Seguridad Social     Hybrid Journal  
Revista Katálysis     Open Access  
Revista Serviço Social em Perspectiva     Open Access  
Safer Communities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 63)
Science and Public Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
Self and Identity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
SER Social     Open Access  
Service social     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Serviço Social & Sociedade     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Sexual Abuse in Australia and New Zealand     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Sexualidad, Salud y Sociedad (Rio de Janeiro)     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Skriftserien Socialt Arbejde     Open Access  
Social Action : The Journal for Social Action in Counseling and Psychology     Free   (Followers: 2)
Social and Personality Psychology Compass     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Social Behavior and Personality : An International Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Social Care and Neurodisability     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Social Choice and Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Social Cognition     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21)
Social Compass     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Social Influence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Social Justice Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Social Philosophy and Policy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24)
Social Policy & Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Social Policy and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 214)
Social Science Japan Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Social Semiotics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)

        1 2        [Sort by number of followers]   [Restore default list]

Similar Journals
Journal Cover
Global Social Welfare
Number of Followers: 8  
 
  Hybrid Journal Hybrid journal (It can contain Open Access articles)
ISSN (Online) 2196-8799
Published by Springer-Verlag Homepage  [2658 journals]
  • Gendered Public Spaces and the Geography of Fear in Greater Cairo Slums

    • Free pre-print version: Loading...

      Abstract: As gender relations have spatial implications, girls’ and women’s daily activities are overshadowed by social, economic, and physical risks that limit their access to the public sphere and hence to opportunities. However, the lack of comparable and representative data still restricts the analysis of women’s and girls’ lived realities. This study utilizes a two-pronged qualitative methodological approach: 48 in-depth-interviews to understand how spaces become gendered, how they shape social norms, and what impact this process has on the mobility of different youth segments by sex, education, age, and employment status, and 12 participatory community mapping exercises to understand how young women and men use and perceive public space differently. The study demonstrates how sexual and gender-based violence render public spaces, in two slum areas of Greater Cairo, inaccessible to women and girls. Significantly different patterns of access to public spaces among males and females are recorded. Males cover far more ground than females in both areas of study and have access to more destinations, such as entertainment and sports facilities, whereas women constantly needed to legitimize their occupation of public spaces based on traditional gender roles. Additionally, the coping mechanisms that girls and women adopt to mitigate the constant threat of sexual violence further gender the public space by mainstreaming the notion that sexual violence is a normal part of any girl or woman’s experience of public space—forcing women to retreat further.
      PubDate: 2021-10-22
       
  • Formative Evaluation of Rehabilitative Post-surgical Care for Children in
           Tanzania: “They Arrive with Sorrows, but they Leave Happily”

    • Free pre-print version: Loading...

      Abstract: Purpose Tanzanian children with surgically correctable disabilities face challenges in accessing healthcare and cultural and societal stigma and prejudice. This paper provides insight into the staff perceptions from one rehabilitation center in Tanzania, The Plaster House, pertaining to disability, treatment, and change broadly for children with disabilities who receive treatments. Methods This was a qualitative content analysis. As part of a program evaluation, semi-structured interviews were conducted with 32 staff members of The Plaster House, gaining perceptions about change for children with disabilities receiving treatments. The Community-Based Rehabilitation (CBR) Matrix was utilized to organize the data into categories and form results. Results Themes were identified and organized within the following categories in the CBR Matrix: health, rehabilitation, education, social roles, and empowerment. Each was associated with the child or family caregiver experience at The Plaster House. Conclusion Findings provided rare insight from Tanzanian staff on the valuable social, emotional, and physical impacts of specialized treatment for children with disabilities and their parents. Transformational changes are possible for children with disabilities and their families despite poverty and limited access to services.
      PubDate: 2021-10-08
       
  • Gender and Family Relations: Experiences of Highly Educated Eritrean
           Migrants in the UK

    • Free pre-print version: Loading...

      Abstract: Using the concept of intersectionality and narrative interviews with eighteen highly educated Eritrean migrants in the UK, this phenomenological study puts gender and family at the centre of socio-cultural integration of migrants. The research findings indicate that migration increases the economic power and freedom of women, helping them improve their social status and lead independent lives. However, there is a conflict within households relating to the need to maintain traditional patriarchal values and recognise women as equal partners. This, among other factors, has hindered the women’s gender equality and emancipation from patriarchal oppression within the host country. Most of the women participants in this study experienced more exclusion and mistreatment than men. They often shoulder career and familial responsibilities. Some of the women even shift to part-time jobs or interrupt their careers to take care of their children as they lack family support and could not afford to pay for childcare. The study contributes to a better understanding of migrants’ socio-cultural experiences in their host country.
      PubDate: 2021-09-10
      DOI: 10.1007/s40609-021-00217-4
       
  • Polygyny and Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Among Ethiopian Women

    • Free pre-print version: Loading...

      Abstract: Polygyny is marriage between a man and multiple women and is mostly practiced in sub-Saharan African countries. Some of the common attributes of this family structure include perennial conflicts and marital discord, which can expose women to intimate partner violence (IPV). Nonetheless, there is limited research on the intersection between such family structures and IPV in the Ethiopian context. Thus, we examined data from ever-married women (n = 4469) between 15 and 49 years of age collected in the 2016 Ethiopia Demographic and Health Survey (EDHS-2016). Overall, the proportion of polygynous marriages among ever-married Ethiopian women was 10.4% (confidence interval (CI): 8.7–12.4). The prevalences of emotional, physical, and sexual abuse among ever-married women were 24%, 23.1%, and 10.1%, respectively. Women who reported being in polygynous marriages were 1.82 times more likely to report emotional abuse by their husbands (odds ratio (OR) = 1.82; CI: 1.256–2.628). However, the type of marriage had no significant association with physical and sexual violence among ever-married women. The results suggest that polygynous family structures may expose women to IPV. Thus, health and social service providers should be aware of the vulnerability to psychological distress of women in such unions.
      PubDate: 2021-09-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s40609-020-00194-0
       
  • Out-of-Pocket Expenditure and Catastrophic Health Spending on Maternity
           Care for Hospital Based Delivery Care in Empowered Action Group (EAG)
           States of India

    • Free pre-print version: Loading...

      Abstract: Objectives In spite of efforts made by the Government of India through different programs and initiatives, the use of maternal healthcare is inadequate in India. India’s eight states are considered to be relatively socioeconomically backward and are referred to as the Empowered Action Group (EAG) states. This paper examines the variation in out-of-pocket expenditure (OOPE) in the utilization of maternal health services including antenatal care (ANC), delivery, and post-natal care (PNC) and quantifies the extent of catastrophic health spending (CHS) incurred and identify the factors influencing it in the EAG states of India. Methods Data from the National Sample Survey 71st Round was used for analysis. Catastrophic health spending (CHS) was measured as a share of household consumption expenditure on different cut-offs. Log-linear and logistic regressions were performed to examine the factors associated with maternity cost and CHS. Results The average spending on maternal cost was US$ 154 (ANC = US$ 35, delivery = US$ 82.5, and PNC=US$ 34). Forty-one percent of the households incurred catastrophic spending at the threshold level of 10%. Place of delivery, education, caste/tribe, and economic quintile emerged as significant factors in explaining out-of-pocket expenditure on maternity care. Place of delivery and education are significant influences on CHS at a 10% cut-off. Conclusion Findings from this study assume importance in the context of reducing OPPE on maternity cost; the government needs to improve the financial cover for all types of cost incurred during the prenatal, delivery, and post-natal period under maternal health financing program and policies.
      PubDate: 2021-09-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s40609-020-00192-2
       
  • Factors Contributing to Challenges in Accessing Sexual and Reproductive
           Health Services Among Young People with Disabilities in Ghana

    • Free pre-print version: Loading...

      Abstract: Introduction The United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities mandates people with disabilities to enjoy equal rights in every sphere of their lives including the right to access sexual and reproductive health services (SRHS). However, young people with disabilities (YPWDs) continue to face challenges in accessing these services. This study, therefore, sought to assess the challenges YPWDs face in accessing SRHS in Ghana. Materials and Methods The study employed a cross-sectional design and was carried out in 2017 among 2127 in-school YPWDs. Data used for this study were part of a national survey among 16 special schools in Ghana. Data were collected by trained field assistants with pretested questionnaires. The data were entered into the SPSS Version 23 and analysed with the STATA Version 14.2 for Mac OS. The data were analysed using both descriptive (frequencies and percentages) and inferential statistics (binary logistic regression models). The results from the regression analysis were presented as adjusted odds ratios (AORs) with their corresponding 95% confidence intervals (CI) signifying level of precision. Statistical significance was pegged at p value less than 0.05. Results At the descriptive level, the findings showed that the major challenges YPWDs faced in accessing SRHS are high cost of health services, physical challenges and problem of communication. The logistic regression analysis showed that females (AOR = 0.64, 95% CI = 0.44, 0.92), those in senior high school/technical/commercial (AOR = 0.56, 95% CI = 0.30, 0.75), those in the coastal zone (AOR = 0.47, 95% CI = 0.26, 0.85), the visually impaired (AOR = 0.50, 95% CI = 0.30, 0.82) and those who rated their health status as bad (AOR = 0.45, 95% CI = 0.26, 0.70) had lower odds of facing a challenge in accessing SRHS compared with males, those in primary school, those in the northern zone and those who rated their health status as very good, respectively. Conclusion Young people with disabilities have challenges accessing SRHS. Therefore, there is the need for the Ministry of Health in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and other stakeholders to make it an intervention priority to train health personnel in the use of sign language and brails to equip them with knowledge and skills to enable them adequately address the challenges YPWDs face in accessing SRHS.
      PubDate: 2021-09-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s40609-020-00169-1
       
  • Poverty Alleviation Programs for Female Slum Dwellers in Ghana: The Case
           of Ashaiman

    • Free pre-print version: Loading...

      Abstract: Although poverty is a global problem, it hugely affects the slum population who are mostly located in the developing and underdeveloped countries. Slums experience higher levels of poverty partly due to their limited access to resources, and limited poverty alleviation programmes from governments, as they are treated as informal and illegal settlements. Female slum dwellers in Ghana experience high poverty levels, as their limited access to resources and programmes has been exacerbated by patriarchy in the country which has disempowered many women. This qualitative study explores poverty alleviation programmes for women in Ashaiman. It was found that both the government and civil society have been active in alleviating poverty among the women in Ashaiman, through programmes like the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP), formation of savings groups and training in income generating skills. While these programmes have assisted some females in Ashaiman, they have been challenged by some factors, necessitating the resolution of such impediments so that the optimal benefits of such interventions can be achieved.
      PubDate: 2021-09-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s40609-021-00202-x
       
  • Intimate Partner Violence Against Women in India: Is Empowerment a
           Protective Factor'

    • Free pre-print version: Loading...

      Abstract: This paper explores if women’s empowerment is a protective factor against intimate partner violence (IPV) using a nationally representative, cross-sectional sample of 45,211 ever-married women in India. Descriptive statistics were used to examine women’s empowerment, and differences in individual-level and household-level characteristics among the sample. Logistic regression analyses were conducted to assess the contribution of the indicators of women’s empowerment in predicting past-year and lifetime physical and sexual IPV. Women who possessed a secondary education or higher, owned property, and had high intrahousehold decision-making power were less likely to experience IPV. Implications for practice and research are discussed.
      PubDate: 2021-09-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s40609-020-00186-0
       
  • Factors Associated with Child Malnutrition in the Somali Region of
           Ethiopia: a Cross-Sectional Survey

    • Free pre-print version: Loading...

      Abstract: In Ethiopia, malnutrition contributes to more than one-third of under-five child deaths. This cross-sectional study aimed at identifying risk factors for child malnutrition by examining the role of underlying determinants such as food insecurity and water, sanitation, and hygiene conditions (WASH). A total of 116 households with under-five children in the Somali region of Ethiopia were recruited using a simple random sampling technique. Data was collected using a questionnaire that assessed socioeconomic status, child anthropometrics, household food insecurity, dietary diversity, and WASH. SPSS version 24 and R version 3.5.1 were used to conduct analysis. Most (71.56%) of children were malnourished. A majority of households reported food insecurity (70.69%) and consumed a diet with limited dietary diversity (80.17%). Most households did not have access to improved drinking water sources (72.42%) and sanitation facilities (98.28%). Maternal self-employment status was a risk factor for child wasting (OR = 3.80, 95% CI [1.04, 13.84], p = .05) and underweight (OR = 4.90, 95% CI [1.58, 15.17], p = .01). Child wasting was associated with household income (OR = .62, 95% CI [.42, .91], p = .03) and open defecation (OR = 11.17, 95% CI [1.57, 79.39], p = .02). While low household dietary diversity was a risk factor for child stunting (OR = 5.33, 95% CI [1.85, 16.55], p < .01), maternal hand washing practices after defecation were a protective factor for child stunting (OR = .28, 95% CI [.12, .68], p = .01). These findings underscore the importance of developing an integrated approach between different sectors in Nutrition, Health, WASH, and Food Security for health promotion among young children.
      PubDate: 2021-07-16
      DOI: 10.1007/s40609-021-00212-9
       
  • Is Socioeconomic Inequality Boosting Intimate Partner Violence in
           India' An Overview of the National Family Health Survey, 2005–2006
           and 2015–2016

    • Free pre-print version: Loading...

      Abstract: Purpose Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a breach of fundamental human rights, and a global health issue. While the literature is rich in research on the determinants of IPV, the possible effect of socioeconomic inequality on IPV has received little attention. The present paper is aimed at examining the effect of socioeconomic inequality on IPV in India, a nation where VAW is among the highest in the world. Methods We used data from the third and fourth round of National Family Health Survey for India, a nationally representative sample survey conducted in 2005–2006 and 2015–2016, respectively. It is claimed that, by eroding social capital in the living community, socioeconomic inequality raises the likelihood of witnessing violence. To estimate the impact of socioeconomic inequality on IPV, we rely on concentration curve, and decomposition analysis method. Results Our findings show a clear statistically significant positive association between IPV and socioeconomic inequality in India, though the percentage has decreased from 2005–2006 to 2015–2016 (39.7 to 31.0%). The large age gap between couples was found to be positively associated where younger women have a higher risk of IPV from their spouses. In addition, other covariates such as no education, husband's unemployment status, poor economic status of household increases the risk of IPV and were also statistically significant. Women’s working status protected them against IPV (A.O.R = 0.80 [2005–2006]; A.O.R = 0.70 [2015–2016]), though there was a greater risk of IPV among uneducated women. Conclusion Poverty and deprivation among men often emerge as potentially important drivers of this. Interventions to empower women would not only expand women’s access to economic services and opportunities, but should also collaborate with men and women to tackle men’s livelihoods, male gender stereotypes, and masculinity norms.
      PubDate: 2021-06-26
      DOI: 10.1007/s40609-021-00215-6
       
  • Author Correction: Known by the Children’s Condition: Associative Stigma
           Among Family Carers of Children with Cerebral Palsy

    • Free pre-print version: Loading...

      Abstract: Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature 2021
      PubDate: 2021-06-09
      DOI: 10.1007/s40609-021-00205-8
       
  • Author Correction: Challenges of Faith-Based NGO Intervention in Community
           Development: a Case Study in Bangladesh

    • Free pre-print version: Loading...

      Abstract: The original version of this article unfortunately contained a mistake.
      PubDate: 2021-06-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s40609-020-00188-y
       
  • Environmental Catastrophe of COVID-19: Disposal and Management of PPE in
           Bangladesh

    • Free pre-print version: Loading...

      Abstract: As COVID-19 spreads quickly across the whole of Bangladesh, the increased uses of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) could lead to secondary environmental catastrophes. It is urgent for respective authority to maintain a safe waste disposal system to save the environment and protect public health from impending health threats.
      PubDate: 2021-06-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s40609-020-00195-z
       
  • Employment Uncertainty and Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic
           Initial Social Distancing Implementation: a Cross-national Study

    • Free pre-print version: Loading...

      Abstract: Background Social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in changes in the work environment and employment uncertainty. This paper reports on a cross-national comparison of four countries (Norway, UK, USA and Australia) and examines the differences in mental health between those individuals employed and those not employed during the social distancing implementation. Methods Participants (N = 3,810) were recruited through social media in April/May 2020 and were invited to complete a self-administered electronic survey over a 3-week period. Differences between those employed and those not employed with regard to their sociodemographic characteristics and mental health were investigated with chi-square tests, independent t tests, and one-way analysis of variances (ANOVAs). Results Compared with their counterparts, participants who were employed reported lower levels of mental health distress (p < 0.001), higher levels of psychosocial well-being (p < 0.001), better overall quality of life (p < 0.001), and lower levels of overall loneliness, social loneliness, and emotional loneliness (p < 0.001). Small to medium but consistent differences (Cohen’s d = 0.23–0.67) in mental health favor those with employment or those who were retired. Conclusion Further study is needed to assess mental health over time as the COVID-19 pandemic and employment uncertainty continues.
      PubDate: 2021-06-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s40609-020-00201-4
       
  • Not the Time to Take Chances! Why African Governments’ Response to
           COVID 19 Matters

    • Free pre-print version: Loading...

      Abstract: Since independence, African governments have been criticized for either their slow, ineffective, or lack of homegrown solutions when addressing challenges in their respective countries. From economic and development models to dealing with conflicts, governance practices, and planning, overreliance and dependence on external practices which sometimes fail to take into consideration the unique domestic challenges have characterized the response of many African governments. This has, in turn, tainted the image of the continent over their ability to adequately deal with disasters. As the rest of the world is struggling to deal with their share of challenges as a result of the pandemic, it is becoming increasingly important that every country adopts measures that will effectively deal with the spread of the disease. This essay seeks to step back from the seemingly crowded debate over where the next epicentre of COVID 19 will be in Africa and focus on what lessons and measures governments in Africa can adopt during and after the pandemic.
      PubDate: 2021-06-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s40609-020-00183-3
       
  • Combating the Spread of COVID-19 Through Community Participation

    • Free pre-print version: Loading...

      Abstract: India has a vast population with a weak public health system, which is vulnerable to the COVID-19 pandemic. Economically and physically, India is in a state of considerable risk of the COVID-19 pandemic. Community participation through various measures is the only way to limit the spread of the virus. The present study investigates the possibility of social intervention and involvement in controlling the pandemics and its cascading effect. The study identifies 5 ‘S’, namely, segregation, sensitization, social fencing, solidarity, and social services, to control the disease through people’s participation that could throw insights into controlling the virus and minimizing the aftershock of the pandemic.
      PubDate: 2021-06-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s40609-020-00174-4
       
  • Intimate Partner Violence Approval in South Africa: Evidence from the 2016
           Demographic and Health Survey

    • Free pre-print version: Loading...

      Abstract: Aim This study sought to examine the endorsement of wife beating among both males and females in South Africa using data from the 2016 South Africa Demographic and Health Survey. Subject and Methods The samples for this study included 8,333 women and 3,541 men in South Africa. Both descriptive (frequencies and percentages) and inferential statistics (logistic regression) analysis were conducted. Results Both men (AOR = 2.21; CI = 1.60–3.05) and women (AOR = 1.50; CI = 1.20–1.87) aged 15–24 had higher probabilities of approving wife beating. Men (AOR = 3.43; CI = 1.86–6.29), and women (AOR = 1.80; CI = 1.16–2.77) within the poorest wealth status had a higher likelihood of approving wife beating. Rural men had a higher likelihood of approving wife beating compared to those from the urban areas. Men with no education (AOR = 3.58; CI = 1.61–7.96), primary (AOR = 5.88; CI = 3.24–10.63) and secondary (AOR = 3.20; CI = 1.85–5.54) had a higher likelihood of approving wife beating compare to those with higher/tertiary level of education. Conclusion The study draws the attention of policymakers and other stakeholders in South Africa to place more attention and priority on rural men and those with low levels of education when designing and implementing policies and programs to address wife beating. There is also a need for targeted efforts aimed at educating community leaders, heads of households and men about the negative consequences of wife beatings and domestic violence in general.
      PubDate: 2021-05-31
      DOI: 10.1007/s40609-021-00214-7
       
  • Sex Workers as Mothers: Correlates of Engagement in Sex Work to Support
           Children

    • Free pre-print version: Loading...

      Abstract: Background Globally, most female sex workers (FSWs) are mothers but are rarely considered as such in public health and social service programs and research. We aimed to quantitatively describe FSWs who are mothers and to examine correlates of current engagement in sex work to support children among a cohort of FSWs in Baltimore, Maryland, United States (U.S.). Methods The study utilized baseline survey and HIV/STI testing data from the Sex workers And Police Promoting Health In Risky Environments (SAPPHIRE) study of women engaged in street-based sex work in Baltimore, Maryland. Variable selection and interpretation were guided by Connell’s theory of Gender and Power. We used bivariate and multivariate logistic regression analyses to examine correlates of engagement in sex work to support children among FSW mothers. Results Our sample included 214 FSWs with children, of whom 27% reported supporting children as a reason for the current engagement in sex work. Median age was 36 years, and mean number of children was 2.88. A total of 20.6% were currently living with any of their minor aged children, and this was significantly more common among mothers engaged in sex work to support children (57.9% vs. 7%; p < 0.001). A total of 38.7% had ever lost legal custody of children, which was significantly less common among those supporting children through sex work (26.8% vs. 42.9%; p = 0.033). In multivariate analyses, the following were independently associated with engaging in sex work to support children: African-American versus white race (aOR = 2.62; 95% CI 1.18–5.82; p = 0.018), less housing instability (aOR = 0.42; 95% CI 0.20–0.89; p = 0.024), initiating sex work at age < 23 (aOR = 2.59; 95% CI 1.23–5.46; p = 0.012), less frequent intoxication during sex with clients (aOR = 0.31; 95% CI 0.14–0.67; p = 0.003), and reporting mental health as most important health concern (aOR = 2.37; 95% CI:1.09–5.17; p = 0.029). Conclusions FSW mothers who report engagement in sex work to support children are distinct from their counterparts in key areas related to HIV and other health outcomes. Neglecting to account for this important social role may lead to missed opportunities to meaningfully promote physical and mental health and to engage women on their own terms. Future research and interventions should seek to address FSWs as whole social beings and center their experiences and needs as mothers.
      PubDate: 2021-05-21
      DOI: 10.1007/s40609-021-00213-8
       
  • Smoking Cigarettes, Marijuana, and the Transition to Marriage among
           Cohabiters in the USA

    • Free pre-print version: Loading...

      Abstract: Many studies have established that married people have lower rates of smoking than singles and cohabiters. However, there is still limited research showing whether this advantage also applies specifically to cohabiters before marriage. Hence, this study examines the association between cigarette and marijuana smoking and the transition to marriage among cohabiters in the USA. This study employs data from seventeen waves of the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997. Discrete-time logistic regression models are used to test whether lower rates of cigarette and marijuana smoking among cohabiters are associated with the transition to marriage. Results indicate that lower levels of marijuana and cigarette smoking are associated with the transition to marriage among male and female cohabiters. Not smoking cigarettes and marijuana is associated with a significantly higher odds of transition to marriage for both sexes. The findings show that smoking status may play a significant role in the odds of getting married during cohabitation. Pro-marital policies can focus on addressing smoking habits among cohabiters.
      PubDate: 2021-05-05
      DOI: 10.1007/s40609-021-00211-w
       
  • Adolescent Marriage in Northeast Ethiopia: The Case of Delanta District

    • Free pre-print version: Loading...

      Abstract: Background Marriage below the age of 20 brings negative health consequences to female adolescents. Ethiopia is one of the top ten countries with the highest rates of child marriage despite the minimum legal age at first marriage was 18 years. Objective To assess the prevalence of adolescent marriage and its associated factors among young women of Delanta District, North-East Ethiopia. Methods A community-based cross-sectional study was conducted on 597 adolescent women between the age of 15 and 19. A cluster sampling technique was used for this study. Data were entered and cleaned by EpiData-3.02 and analyzed by SPSS-20. Results Around 40% of adolescents were married at the time of the survey. Adolescent marriage was twice higher among girls below the age of 18 (AOR: 2.12, 95%CI (1.15, 3.90)). Lack of comprehensive knowledge on obstetrics fistula prevention increases the risk of adolescent marriage by three folds. Conclusion This study indicated that adolescent marriage was higher in the area. Delaying the age at first marriage by implementing the Ethiopian Family Code proclamation is needed
      PubDate: 2021-02-10
      DOI: 10.1007/s40609-021-00206-7
       
 
JournalTOCs
School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Heriot-Watt University
Edinburgh, EH14 4AS, UK
Email: journaltocs@hw.ac.uk
Tel: +00 44 (0)131 4513762
 


Your IP address: 34.236.191.104
 
Home (Search)
API
About JournalTOCs
News (blog, publications)
JournalTOCs on Twitter   JournalTOCs on Facebook

JournalTOCs © 2009-