Geographical inequity in social work research: A snapshot of research publications from the global South

Steven Roche, Catherine Flynn

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Abstract

Social work is observing an increasing awareness of geographical inequity in knowledge creation and dissemination, an interest in research by scholars from the global South, and debates about the extent to which the multiple contexts of social work are recognised. This article extends understandings of these research dynamics through reviewing recent articles authored in the global South and published in the 10 largest social work journals, subjecting them to analysis across institutional affiliation, author order and research type. Findings highlight an absence of knowledge from the global South, identifying major gaps in social work theorising, research and knowledge.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)306-322
Number of pages17
JournalInternational Social Work
Volume63
Issue number3
Early online date31 Aug 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2020
Externally publishedYes

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