Special Issue "Contemporary Challenges: Low-income Households and Social Support"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 October 2023 | Viewed by 2233
As we near a full second year of a pandemic, both new and long-standing social issues have been brought into sharper focus. While privileged workers have had opportunities to transition from daily commutes to working from comfortable homes, those at the other end of the labour market lost jobs or faced daily risks of infection and the challenges of unsafe working conditions, hazardous commutes and insecure employment.
While social isolation has challenged all of us, for those confined to already inadequate housing, with small children and minimal income, these past months have posed unprecedented challenges. The effects on children, of interrupted schooling, pandemic-induced anxiety and loss of socialization opportunity, can be expected to be enduring.
More positively, we have witnessed in many parts of the globe renewed interventions by the state in supporting social welfare and widespread acknowledgement that the effects of COVID-19 have differentially impacted those who were already marginalized, yet we face an uncertain future in terms of lasting commitments to reduce growing social inequality.
This Special Issue invites contributions from across the globe to examine these issues through conceptual, theoretical and empirical papers. Contributions are welcomed that illuminate and elucidate our understandings of social inequality in low-income households in the context of a global crisis that has exacerbated inequality and perhaps raised hopes and demands for meaningful social change.
Dr. Lea Caragata
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- social inequality
- single mothers
- labour markets