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Journal of Poverty

ISSN (printed): 1087-5549. ISSN (electronic): 1540-7608.

The Journal of Poverty is the first refereed journal designed to provide a focused outlet for discourse on poverty and inequality. Poverty means more than "the condition or quality of being poor, in need, indigent, or lacking means of subsistence." The meaning of poverty also refers to "a deficiency in necessary properties or desirable qualities or in a specific quality, inferiority, or inadequacy." Currently, poverty and inequality are only occasionally mentioned in journal articles, so this journal encourages a more progressive orientation toward poverty and inequality, especially given current concerns with welfare reform at national and state levels. The editorial board welcomes article manuscripts which sensitize social scientists and practitioners to the varied forms and patterns of inequalities, new developments in cultural diversity, and interventions promoting equality and social justice. Articles guided by conceptual analyses involving quantitative and qualitative methods are encouraged. Articles may be theoretical, analytical, or empirical (quantitative or qualitative). Possible theme issues may cover topics such as these: women and welfare; civil rights in the '90s; child poverty; anti-poverty or anti-poor. The journal produces and disseminates information on poverty and social, political, and economic inequalities and offers a means by which nontraditional strategies for change might be considered. The Journal of Poverty is concerned with various levels of intervention ranging from direct practice to community organization to social policy analysis. Article manuscripts should increase knowledge of oppressive forces such as racism, sexism, classism, and homophobia, which contribute to the maintenance of poverty and inequality, and suggest methods of change leading toward the eradication of such oppressive forces.

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