International Day for the Eradication of Poverty


To celebrate the 2018 International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, we have curated a research collection from Asian Social Work and Policy Review, Australian Journal of Social Issues, International Journal of Social Welfare, and Social Policy & Administration which centres around key themes of inequality. These featured articles have been made free to access until the end of December.

Edited by: Ok Kyung Yang (Ewha Womans University) and Bong Joo Lee (Seoul National University)

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Reverse Mortgage as an Income Stabilizer for the Elderly in Korea
Yong-Chang Heo, Seungjae An and Baeg Eui Hong

Social Assistance Programs and Child Poverty Alleviation — A Comparison Between Hong Kong and Mainland China
Di Qi and Vera M. Y. Tang

Workplace Conditions and Employer Relationships as Predictors of Economic Well-Being: Female Domestic Workers in India
Anjula Gurtoo



The social inclusion policy agenda in Australia: a case of old wine, new bottles?
Greg Marston and Mike Dee



Public assistance in urban and rural China: A tale of two stories
Saijun Zhang, Qinying Ci and Min Zhan

The breadth and depth of multidimensional child poverty in China
Yichao Wu and Di Qi

Poverty and material deprivation among European workers in times of crisis
Eric Crettaz

Ending poverty in Mongolia: From socialism to social development
Richard J. Smith

Reducing child poverty and assessing targeting performance: Governmental cash transfers in Taiwan
Ke-Mei Chen, Chao-Hsien Leu and Te-Mu Wang

Beyond poverty reduction: Conditional cash transfers and citizenship in Ghana
Razak Oduro

Perceptions of inequality and attitudes towards redistribution in four East Asian welfare states
Hansung Kim, Sooyeon Huh, Sangmi Choi and Yushin Lee



Between Poor Relief and Human Capital Investments – Paradoxes in Hybrid Social Assistance
Johan Sandberg

Welfare Generosity in Europe: A Multi-level Study of Material Deprivation and Income Poverty among Disadvantaged Groups
Therese Saltkjel and Ira Malmberg-Heimonen

Public/Private Pension Mix, Income Inequality and Poverty among the Elderly in Europe: An Empirical Analysis Using New and Revised OECD Data
Jim Been, Koen Caminada, Kees Goudswaard and Olaf van Vliet

Europe 2020 and the Fight against Poverty – Beyond Competence Clash, Towards ‘Hybrid’ Governance Solutions?
Matteo Jessoula

The Welfare State and the Life Course: Examining the Interrelationship between Welfare Arrangements and Inequality Dynamics
Willibrord de Graaf and Robert Maier

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