Social Work and Social Welfare 2022-05-19T09:00:21+08:00 Snowy Wang Open Journal Systems <p><a title="Registered Journal" href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><img src="/journal/public/site/images/jasongong/Logo_ReviewerCredits-journal.jpg" alt="" width="17%" align="right"></a><strong>Social Work and Social Welfare</strong> (ISSN: 2591-782X) is an open access, international peer-reviewed journal to provide a free source for social work educators, practitioners, managers and researchers. SWSW seeks to publish quality articles of interest to professional working, with papers reporting research, discussing practice, examining principles and theories.</p> <p>Research fields include, but are not limited to the following:<br>• Social Governance<br>• Social Policy and Law<br>• Social Organization<br>• Community System<br>• Social Charity<br>• Welfare System<br>• Rural Development<br>• Social Insurance<br>• Public Welfare<br>• Social Medicine (miscellaneous)</p> Suitable but not optimal: Construction of a stepped functional model for the hub-type social organization's due diligence in China 2022-05-19T09:00:21+08:00 Xiaoping Zhao Yu Bi <p>The fulfillment of duties and responsibilities of hub-type social organizations is of great significance to promote social organizations' participation in social governance innovation. This study summarizes the function of hub-type social organizations into a three-level pyramidal stepped functional model. Different from traditional theoretical explanations, this study believes that the key factors affecting the quality of due diligence of hub-type social organizations are not the pros and cons of professional ability, resource environment or operating mechanism, but the matching degree between these three conditions and the functions of hub-type social organizations. If the matching degree is low, even if the conditions of the hub-type social organization are very good, it is easy to fall into the dilemma of inability to perform duties, which can be called "structural dislocation"; on the contrary, if the degree of matching is high, even if the conditions are very weak, the hub-type social organization can also perform their duties smoothly.</p> 2022-04-22T13:43:44+08:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Exploring coproduction process and outcomes: A systematic review 2022-02-05T12:56:46+08:00 Xuan Tu <p>This article examines the critical factors and outcomes of coproduction in public service delivery. Three research questions are posed: What is the role of citizens in coproduction? What are the critical factors of coproduction? What are the outcomes of coproduction? The study aims to contribute to a deeper understanding of the impact of coproduction by undertaking a systematic review. Traditional academic reviews are departed by examining policy and practice evidence that is drawn from 56 worldwide cases. Outcomes are identified that mainly concern the enhanced capacity of both organizations and individual participants, improved effectiveness of services, increased citizen engagement and citizen satisfaction. Evaluation of our review evidence is used to articulating a coproduction model that can inform theoretical developments in advancing coproduction research. In summary, it is suggested that coproduction can be a viable strategy in public services depending on the conditions and circumstances of the context. Implications and future research agenda are provided in conclusion.</p> 2022-02-05T12:56:46+08:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Review of social services on the vulnerable population in the Covid-19 era 2021-12-02T15:38:57+08:00 Cruz García Lirios Jorge Hernández Valdés Margarita Juárez Nájera <p>Meta-analytic studies are distinguished by comparing literature that reports positive effects with respect to literature that warns of spurious or negative effects. The aim of the present work was to establish the proportion of probabilities between categories and subcategories extracted from the consulted, updated and specialized literature. A documentary study was carried out with a selection of sources indexed to international repositories such as Copernicus, Dialnet, Ebsco, Latindex, Redalyc, Scielo. An indistinct scenario was found, even though the literature that reports positive effects on the quality of life and the subjective well-being of public health services prevails; suggesting the extension of the work to repositories like WOS and Scopus.</p> 2021-12-02T14:56:50+08:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Longer life and stagnated retirement age: Sri Lankan perspectives 2022-01-21T15:26:45+08:00 W. Savithri M. Goonatilaka W. Indralal De Silva <p>Demographic ageing, resulting from rapidly increasing life expectancy and decreasing birth rate, raises a number of challenges. Many countries in the world are raising the age of retirement eligibility because of the significant rise in life expectancy. Although Sri Lankan demographic environment also demonstrates an increase of life expectancy and ageing, the Government has not made comparable increases in the age of retirement. In this backdrop, this paper using both primary and secondary data, examines the timely debate of increasing the mandatory retirement age of the country. The government officials in Sri Lanka can work up to the age of 60 years without seeking extension and at the age of 60 years retirement is compulsory. Recently the government has proposed to extend the mandatory retirement age of them 63 years. At the same time age relating to contributory schemes such as, farmers’ pension and social security pension, have also been extended from 60 to 63 years. The number of government pensioners is increasing significantly, putting more pressure on the recurrent expenditure of the government. Empirical data reveal that the Sri Lankans seems healthier in terms of life expectancy, healthy life expectancy and HDI. Compared to other south Asian countries with similar heath status Sri Lanka enjoys a long retirement period providing the fact that Sri Lankans are capable of working more productive years after retirement age. In fact, as of 2012, male and female retiree at age 60 could survive for another 17 and 21 years respectively. Also increasing the mandatory retirement age will be a partial solution to the anticipated labour shortages in near future arising due to rapid ageing process. However, the rise in longevity is exerting pressure on public finances with increases in pension and elderly care expenses. Hence, it seems timely to consider increasing the mandatory retirement age of the government officials, after assessing the merits and demerits of such measure.</p> 2022-01-21T15:26:45+08:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##