About the Journal

Welfare states have made well-being one of the main focuses of public policies. Social policies entail, however, complicated, and sometimes almost insurmountable, issues of prioritization, measurement, problem evaluation or strategic and technical decision making concerning aim-setting or finding the most adequate means to ends. Given the pressures to effectiveness it is no wonder that the last several decades have witnessed the imposition of research-based social policies as standard as well as the development of policy-oriented research methodologies. Legitimate social policies are, in this context, more and more dependent on the accurate use of diagnostic methods, of sophisticated program evaluation approaches, of benchmarking and so on. Inspired by this acute interest, our journal aims to host primarily articles based on policy research and methodological approaches of policy topics. Our journal is open to sociologically informed contributions from anthropologists, psychologists, statisticians, economists, historians and political scientists. General theoretical papers are also welcomed if do not deviate from the interests stated above. The editors also welcome reviews of books that are relevant to the topics covered in the journal.

Volume 5, Issue 2 December 2014

Ramona F. Stone, Gerard M. Barber, & Sarah Hendrix

Validation and Predictive Ability of the North Carolina Family Assessment Scale for the Intensive In-Home Visitation Program in Kentucky 

J. Alejandro Tirado-Alcaraz

Investments in Human Capital: Long-term Effects of Progresa Oportunidades on Poverty and Migration in Rural Mexico

György Csepeli, Béla Janky, & István Murányi

An Experimental Investigation Into the Nature of External “Roma” Categorization in Hungary 

Anisur Rahman Khan

Rural Bangladeshi Women’s Experiences of Domestic Violence: An Exploratory Study 

Edina Kovács

Teachers Studying, Teachers Researching: A Possible Role of Doctoral Training in the Professional Development of Educators 

Shina Olayiwola

Policy Model for Appointing School Principals in Nigeria 

Rebeca de Juan, Francisco Mochón, & Mariano Rojas

Expectations and Happiness: Evidence from Spain 

Viviana Andreescu

Perceived Risk of Victimization in Estonia and Lithuania



ISSN (print) 2067-2640
ISSN (electronic) 2068-9861

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