Journal of Social Issues

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Edited By: Ann Bettencourt

Impact Factor: 2.08

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 5/41 (Social Issues); 19/62 (Psychology Social)

Online ISSN: 1540-4560

Associated Title(s): Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy, Social Issues and Policy Review

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Social Exclusion and Children, Journal of Social Issues 2014 (70,1)

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