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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 4 (2024) Winter

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Can Workers and Their Families Live on a Living Wage?
Sandra Wexler, Soobin Kim, Rafael J. Engel, Jihee Woo, and Jeff Shook


Which Side (of the Balance Sheet) Are You On? Household Financial Resources and Participation in the 2020 Protests
Selina Miller, Stephen Roll, C.Taylor Brown, Laura Brugger, and Michal Grinstein-Weiss


Melinda McCormick
Managing Editor
Viola Sawyer