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Journal articles

  • Rothwell, D. W., Wegner-Lohin, J., Fast, E., de Boer, K., Trocmé, N., Fallon, B., & Esposito, T. (2018). Explaining the economic disparity gap in rates of substantiated child maltreatment in Canada. Journal of Law and Social Policy. 28, 39-60. [article]
  • Blumenthal, A. & Rothwell, D. W. (2018). The measurement and description of child income and asset poverty in Canada. Child Indicators Research. [article]
  • Rothwell, D. W. & Robson, J. (2018). The prevalence and composition of asset-poverty in Canada between 1999 and 2012. International Journal of Social Welfare. [article]
  • Weon, S. & Rothwell, D. W. (2017). The Impact of the Hope Growing Account Program on Participants’ Economic Well-being in South Korea. Asian Social Work and Policy Review. [article]
  • Braganza, M., Akesson, B., & Rothwell, D. W. (2017). An empirical appraisal of canadian doctoral dissertations using grounded theory: Implications for social work research and teaching. Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 37(5), 528–548. [article]
  • Rothwell, D. W., & McEwen, A. (2017). Comparing child poverty risk by family structure during the 2008 recession. Journal of Marriage and Family, 79(5), 1224–1240. [article]
  • Esposito, T., Delaye, A., Chabot, M., Trocmé, N., Rothwell, D. W., Helie, S., Robichaud, M.-J. (in press). The effects of socioeconomic vulnerability, psychosocial services and social service spending on family reunification: A multilevel longitudinal analysis. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 14(9), 1040. [article]
  • Khan, M., Rothwell, D. W., Cherney, K., Sussman, T. (2017). Understanding the financial knowledge gap: A new dimension of inequality in later life. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 60(6-7), 487–503. [preprint on SocArXiv][article]
  • Esposito, T., Chabot, M., Rothwell, D. W., Trocme, N., & Delaye, A. (2017). Out-of-home placement and regional variations in poverty and health and social services spending: A multilevel analysis. Children and Youth Services Review72, 34-43. [article]
  • Rothwell, D. W., Khan, M., & Cherney, K. (2016). Building financial knowledge is not enough: Financial self-efficacy as a mediator in the financial capability of low-income families. Journal of Community Practice. 24(4), 368-388. [article]
  • Grenier, A., Sussman, T., Barken, R., Bourgeois-Guerin, V., & Rothwell, D. W. (2016). Growing old in shelters and on the streets: The experiences of older people who are homeless. Journal of Gerontological Social Work  [article]
  • Duchesne, A., & Rothwell, D. W. (2016) What leads to homeless shelter re-entry? An exploration of the psychosocial, health, contextual and demographic factors. Canadian Journal of Public Health, 7(1). [article]
  • Grenier, A., Barken, R., Sussman, T., Rothwell, D. W., & Bourgeois-Guerin, V. (2016). Homelessness among older people: Assessing strategies and frameworks across Canada. Canadian Review of Social Policy, (74), 1-39. [article]
  • Rothwell, D. W., Sussman, T., Grenier, A., Mott, S., & Bourgeious-Guerin, V. (2016). Patterns of shelter use amongst men new to homelessness in later life: Duration of stay and psychosocial factors related to departure. Journal of Applied Gerontology. [article]
  • Grenier, A., Barken, R., Sussman, T., Rothwell, D. W., Bourgeois-Guérin, V., Lavoie, J-P. (2016). A literature review of homelessness and aging: Suggestions for a policy and practice-relevant research agenda. Canadian Journal on Aging, 35(1), 28-41. [article]
  • Rothwell, D. W., Lach, L., Blumenthal, A., & Akesson, B. (2015). Patterns and trens in social work dissertations in Canada. Journal of Teaching in Social Work. [article]
  • Rothwell, D. W. & de Boer, K. (2014) Measuring economic hardship in child maltreatment research: Evidence from Canada. Child Indicators Research,7(2), 301-320. [article]
  • Han, C.-K. & Rothwell, D. W. (2014). Savings and family functioning during the 2008 recession: An exploratory study with lower income Singaporeans. International Social Work, 57(6), 630–644. [article]
  • Rothwell, D. W., & Sultana, N. (2013). Cash-flow and savings practices of low-income households: Evidence from a follow-up study of IDA participants. Journal of Social Service Research, 39(2), 281-292. [article]
  • Rothwell, D. W., Bhaiji, R. & Blumenthal, A. (2013). Perceived impact of IDA participation: Qualitative findings. International Indigenous Policy Journal,4(4). [article]
  • Rothwell, D. W. (2013) Pathways to higher education for Native Hawaiian Individual Development Account participants. Journal of Indigenous Social Development, 2(1), 1-18. [article]
  • Burns, V., Grenier, A., Lavoie, J. P., Rothwell, D. W., & Sussman, T. (2012). Les personnes agées itinérantes—invisibles et exclues. Une analyse de trois stratégies pour contrer l’itinérance. Revue Frontièrs, 25(1), 31–56
  • Han, C.-K., Rothwell, D. W., & Lin, E. (2012). Cash transfers and child well-being in Singapore: An exploratory study of the school pocket money fund. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 22(1-2), 36–49. [article]
  • Rothwell, D. W. (2011). The case for asset-based interventions with Indigenous Peoples: Evidence from Hawaii. International Social Work, 54(1), 35–50. [article]
  • Rothwell, D. W. (2010). Asset building among Native Hawaiians: Lessons from the Kahikū IDA program. Hūlili: Multidisciplinary Research on Hawaiian Well-Being, 6, 187–212. [article]
  • Rothwell, D. W. & Han, C.-K. (2010). Exploring the relationship between assets and family stress among low-income families. Family Relations, 59(4), 396–407. [article]
  • Rothwell, D. W. & Han, C.-K. (2010). Individual development account participation and social development among Native Hawaiians. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 20(2), 21–35. [article]
  • Rothwell, D. W. & Han, C.-K. (2010). Second thoughts: Who almost participates in an IDA program? Journal of Social Service Research, 36(2), 107–117. [article]
  • Ng, I. & Rothwell, D. W. (2009). A rising tide lifts no sunken boat. Social Space, 2, 92–98.

Under review

  • Rothwell, D. W., Gariepy, G., Elgar, F., & Lach, L. Trajectories of poverty and economic hardship among American families supporting a child with a neurodisability.
  • Hamilton, L., Rothwell, D. W., Huang, J., Nam, Y., & Dollar, T. Guarding public coffers or trapping the poor? The role of public assistance asset limits in program efficacy and family economic well-being.
  • Rothwell, D. W. & Wu, S. The impact of financial education participation on financial knowledge and efficacy: Evidence from the Canadian Financial Capability Survey.
  • Weon, S., Nandi, A., Rothwell, D. W., & Nandy, S. Savings ownership and the use of maternal health services in developing countries: Evidence from Indonesia.
  • Weon, S. & Rothwell, D. W. Asset poverty and material hardship in South Korea.
  • Rothwell, D. W., Ottusch, T., & Finders, J. Child asset poverty in comparative context: The high prevalence and risk of American children.

Working papers, chapters, and reports

  • Huang, J., Sherraden, M. S., Despard, M., Rothwell, D. W., Friedline, T., Doran, J., Zurlo, K., Birkenmaier, J., Callahan, C., & McKinney, R. (2018). Grand Challenge #11: Build Financial Capability for All. Fong, R., Lubben, J., & Barth, R. (Eds.). Grand Challenges for Social Work and Society. Oxford University Press, Oxford. [book]
  • Lach, L., Bailey, S., Bogossian, A., & Rothwell, D. W. (2016). Artifacts or Catalysts? Moving doctoral dissertations from the shelf to the community. In I. Taylor, M. Bogo, M. Lefevre, & B. Teater (Eds.), Routledge International Handbook of Social Work Education (pp. 331–340). Routledge. [chapter]
  • Collin-Vézina, D., Doucet, M., Marion, É, Rothwell, D. W., Roy, C., Trocmé, N., & Wegner-Lohin, J. (2015). Reorganizing health and social services in Québec in the name of austerity: Too much, too fast and too centralized? McGill University Centre for Research on Children and Families, Montreal, QC.
  • Weon, S. & Rothwell, D. W. The Impact of the Hope Growing Account Program on Participants’ Household Earned Income in South Korea. SSRN working paper.
  • Rothwell, D. W., & McEwen, A. Child poverty and family structure during the Recession in English-speaking Liberal welfare states. LIS Working Paper Series, No. 665
  • Duchesne, A., Rothwell, D. W., Grenier, A., & Ohana, G. (2016). Building research capacity to improve services for the homeless: An integrated community-academic partnership model. In Nichols, N. & Doberstein, C. (Eds.), Exploring Effective System Responses to Homelessness, (pp. 302-317). Toronto: The Homeless Hub Press. [chapter]
  • Rothwell, D. W. (2015). Asset-based measures of poverty. In M. Odekon & G. Golson (Eds.), Encyclopedia of world poverty (2nd ed.). (pp. 999-1001). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. [chapter]
  • Rothwell, D. W. (2015). Canada. In M. Odekon & G. Golson (Eds.), Encyclopedia of world poverty (2nd ed.). (pp. 168-170). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. [chapter]
  • McEwen, A. & Rothwell, D. W. (2015). Children and poverty. In M. Odekon & G. Golson (Eds.), Encyclopedia of world poverty (2nd ed.). (pp. 216-222). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. [chapter]
  • Rothwell, D. W. & Haveman, R. Definition and measurement of asset poverty in Canada. Working paper [chapter]
  • Ow, R. & Rothwell, D. W. (2011). Needs and issues of persons with disability. In K. Mehta & A. Wee (Eds.), Social Work in Singapore. Singapore: Pearson, 2 edition
  • McCubbin, H. I., Strom, I., McCubbin, L., W., Z., Kehl, L., Foley, S., Mataira, P., & Rothwell, D. W. (2010). Health disparities of native Hawaiians revisited: Implications of multiethnicity. In H. I. McCubbin, L. Ontai, L. Kehl, L. McCubbin, I. Strom, H. Hart, M. Debaryshe, M. Ripke, & J. Matsuoka (Eds.), Multiethnic families: Development, identity, and resilience (pp. 93–108). Honolulu: Le’a and Xlibre
  • Rothwell, D. W. (2009). Review of the report: PROGRESA and its impact on the welfare of rural households in mexico. Social Development Issues, 31(2), 93–97