Call for Articles: Low-Income Families in the 21st Century
The peer-reviewed journal RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences seeks papers from many disciplinary perspectives and methodological approaches for a special issue, "Low-Income Families in the 21st Century: Effective Public Policy Responses to Complexity and Change."
This volume will consider aspects of work and family life for those in poverty or near poverty—and their intersection, highlighting the extent to which public policy is effectively serving low-income families and ways that it might be improved. The editors envision that papers will address a range of topics related to contemporary work arrangements (including paid and unpaid care work), family configurations, and public policy supports.
Papers may focus on any particular aspect of work, of family, or both—but should explicitly address policy implications and needs, providing evidence about exemplar strategies and programs. The editors strongly encourage papers that directly focus on ways that policies are—or are not—meeting the needs of low-income workers and families.
Prospective authors should submit a CV and an abstract (up to two pages in length, single or double spaced) of their study along with up to two pages of supporting material (e.g., tables, figures, pictures, etc.) by Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020 at 5p.m. EST.