SOCIO ECONOMY AND POLICY STUDIES
Socio Economy and Policy Studies (SEPS) concerned with the ways societies across the world meet human needs for security, education, work, health and wellbeing. Socio Economy and Policy addresses how states and societies respond to global challenges of social, demographic and economic change, and of poverty, migration and globalisation. Socio Economy and Policy analyses the different roles of: national governments, the family, civil society, the market, and international organisations in providing services and support across the life course from childhood to old age. These services and support include child and family support, schooling and education, housing and neighbourhood renewal, income maintenance and poverty reduction, unemployment support and training, pensions, health and social care. Social policy aims to identify and find ways of reducing inequalities in access to services and support between social groups defined by socio-economic status, race, ethnicity, migration status, gender, sexual orientation, disability and age, and between countries
During the last several years, there has been substantial and important growth in the application of quantitative analysis, i.e., operations research/management science, statistics, and related arenas, to interdisciplinary problems arising in the area Socio Economy and Policy Studies. Socio Economy and Policy Studies (SEPS) is an international journal devoted exclusively to research in this important, but under-represented area. It provides a medium for research that might not appear in more specialized journals, either because of the interdisciplinary or applied character of the study, or the mathematical/quantitative nature of the research. The journal thus serves as a focus for investigations that have hitherto appeared in widely-scattered sources and/or less-than-appropriate sources.