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The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare (JSSW) is a peer-reviewed journal sponsored jointly by Western Michigan University, the College of Health and Human Services, and the 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 moved to an 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 late summer.

Most recently added issue: Volume 50, Issue 3 (2023) Fall

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Examining the Early Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Black/African American Adults
Laurie Blackman, Kathryn S. Krase, Donna Wang, Anthony C. Hill, and Megan Cambridge

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