The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare (JSSW) is sponsored jointly by Western Michigan University, the College of Health and Human Services, and School of Social Work.

The most recent two years of JSSW are only available to subscribers and from computers on the WMU campus. Articles older than two years are available open access to all.

Please note that as of 2020 Volume XLVII, the Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare is moving to online format. Subscription prices will include a single print issue of the most downloaded articles from the volume (March - December) which will be printed and shipped the following March.

Most recently added issue: Volume 47, Issue 3 (2020) September

Complete Issue



School Lunch Participation and Youth School Failure: A Multi-Racial Perspective
Shiyou Wu, Kalah M. Villagrana, Siobhan M. Lawler, and Renee Garbe

Book Reviews


Hector Luis Diaz
Managing Editor
Melinda McCormick