The Journal of Children & Poverty (JCP) is a peer-reviewed publication of the Taylor & Francis Group and the Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness. The Journal targets a cross-disciplinary audience that includes policymakers, academics, and community leaders.

The Journal’s content focuses on issues surrounding children and families in poverty, including such topics as housing, education, child care, employment, domestic violence, health, mental health, assets, income supports, public assistance, social welfare, and economic policy.

JCP publishes original scholarly research, policy and practice briefs, and book reviews.

The Journal welcomes scholarly investigations from researchers from all fields and all career stages—including current post-secondary students—and interdisciplinary and collaborative research is encouraged. JCP is particularly interested in receiving community-based research and work that emerges from research-practice partnerships.

We are eager to receive policy briefs from researchers, post-secondary students, service providers, policy makers, and others who work in the government, academic, and nonprofit sectors. JCP curates a selection of recently published books on topical subjects and assigns them to appropriately knowledgeable reviewers. Researchers, graduate students, policy professionals, and journalists with knowledge of JCP’s subject areas of interest are welcome as book reviewers.

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The Journal of Children and Poverty (JCP) publishes innovative research in the areas of education, health, public policy, and the socioeconomic causes and effects of poverty in the developed world.

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