Electronic versions, where provided, are for private individual study, scholarship, or research purposes only.

Journal articles

  1. Jaramillo, J., Kothari, B., Alley, Z., Rothwell, D. W., & Blakeslee, J. (in press). Youth-Caseworker relationship quality & academic resilience among transition-age youth in foster care. Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal. [article]
  2. Birkenmaier, J., Rothwell. D. W., Frey, J., & Spence Coffey, D. (in press). Introduction to the Special Issue on “Financial Capability and Asset Building for Family Financial Wellbeing”. Journal of Family and Economic Issues. [article]
  3. Rothwell. D. W., Jud, A. 2022. On the relationship between economic inequality and child maltreatment: Takeaways from the special issue and future directions. Child Abuse & Neglect. [article]
  4. Rothwell, D. W., Giodono, L., & Stawski, R. S. (in press). How much does context matter in emergency savings? Disentangling the individual and contextual contributions of the financial capability constructs. Journal of Family and Economic Issues. [article]
  5. Birkenmaier, J., Rothwell, D. W., & Ager, M. (in press) How is consumer financial capability measured? Journal of Family and Economic Issues. [article]
  6. Giordono, L., Rothwell, D. W., Grutzmacher, S., & Edwards, M. (2022). Understanding SNAP use patterns among older adults. 44(2) 609-634. Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy.  [article]
  7. Khan, M. N., Ferrer, I., Lee, Y. & Rothwell, D. W. (2022). Examining the financial knowledge of immigrants in Canada: A new dimension of economic inequality. 48(13) 3184-3201. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. [article]
  8. Rothwell, D. W., Lach, L., Kohen, D., Findlay, L., & Arim, R. (2022). Income trajectories of families raising a child with a neurodisability. 44(10), 1923-1932. Disability and Rehabilitation. [article]
  9. Finders, J., McClelland, M., Geldhof, J., Rothwell, D. W., & Hatfield, B. (2021). Explaining achievement gaps in kindergarten and third grade: The role of self-regulation and executive function skills. Early Childhood Research Quarterly. [article]
  10. Pacas, J. & Rothwell, D. W. (2020). Why is poverty lower in rural America according to the Supplemental Poverty Measure? An investigation of the geographic adjustment. 39, 941–975. Population Research and Policy Review. [article]
  11. Rothwell, D. W., Giordono, L., & Robson, J. (2020). The welfare state and wealth accumulation at the bottom: A descriptive account of within and between country differences in Canada and the United States. 54(6) 914-932. Social Policy and Administration. [article]
  12. Weon, S. & Rothwell, D. W. (2020). Dynamics of asset poverty in South Korea. 150, 639–657 Social Indicators Research. [article]
  13. Cherney, K., Rothwell, D. W., Serido, J. & Shim, S. (2020). Subjective financial wellbeing during emerging adulthood: The role of student debt. 8(6) 485-495. Emerging Adulthood. [article]
  14. Bourgeois-Guérin, V., Grenier, A., Bourgeois-Guérin, E., Sussman, T., & Rothwell, D. W. (2020). Vieillir dans la rue: Interprétations du temps par les aînés en situation d’itinérance. Revue québécoise de psychologie, 41(2), 83-104. [article]
  15. Weon, S. & Rothwell, D. W. (2020). The association between poverty indicators and material hardship in South Korea. International Journal of Social Welfare. 29(1), 29-40 [article]
  16. Rothwell, D. W. & Wu, S. (2019). Exploring the relationship between financial education and financial knowledge and efficacy: Evidence from the Canadian Financial Capability Survey. Journal of Consumer Affairs. 53(4), 1725-1747 [article]
  17. Hamilton, L., Rothwell, D. W., Huang, J., Nam, Y., & Dollar, T. (2019). Guarding public coffers or trapping the poor? The role of public assistance asset limits in program efficacy and family economic well-being. Poverty and Public Policy. 11(1-2) 1230. [article]
  18. Rothwell, D. W., Gariepy, G., Elgar, F., & Lach, L. (2019). Trajectories of poverty and economic hardship among American families supporting a child with a neurodisability. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research. 63(10) 1273-1284. [article]
  19. Weon, S., Rothwell, D. W., Nandy, S., & Nandi, A. (2019). Savings ownership and the use of maternal health services in Indonesia. Health Policy and Planning. [article]
  20. Rothwell, D. W., Ottusch, T., & Finders, J. 2019. Asset poverty among children: A cross-national study of poverty risk. Children and Youth Services Review. 96, 409-419. [article]
  21. Giordono, L., Jones, M., & Rothwell, D. W. (2019). Social policy perspectives on economic inequality in wealthy countries. Policy Studies Journal Yearbook. 47(S1), S96-118. [article]
  22. 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]
  23. Blumenthal, A. & Rothwell, D. W. (2018). The measurement and description of child income and asset poverty in Canada. Child Indicators Research. 11(6), 1907-1933. [article]
  24. Rothwell, D. W. & Robson, J. (2018). The prevalence and composition of asset-poverty in Canada between 1999 and 2012. International Journal of Social Welfare. 27(1), 17-27. [article] (*selected best article in 2018)
  25. 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. 11(3), 244-256. [article]
  26. 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]
  27. 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]
  28. Esposito, T., Delaye, A., Chabot, M., Trocmé, N., Rothwell, D. W., Helie, S., Robichaud, M.-J. (2017). 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]
  29. 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]
  30. 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]
  31. Rothwell, D. W., Sussman, T., Grenier, A., Mott, S., & Bourgeious-Guerin, V. (2017). 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]
  32. 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]
  33. 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]
  34. 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]
  35. 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]
  36. 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]
  37. Rothwell, D. W., Lach, L., Blumenthal, A., & Akesson, B. (2015). Patterns and trends in social work dissertations in Canada. Journal of Teaching in Social Work. [article]
  38. 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]
  39. 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]
  40. 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]
  41. Rothwell, D. W., Bhaiji, R. & Blumenthal, A. (2013). Perceived impact of IDA participation: Qualitative findings. International Indigenous Policy Journal,4(4). [article]
  42. 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]
  43. 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
  44. 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]
  45. Rothwell, D. W. (2011). The case for asset-based interventions with Indigenous Peoples: Evidence from Hawaii. International Social Work, 54(1), 35–50. [article]
  46. 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]
  47. 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]
  48. 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]
  49. 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]
  50. Ng, I. & Rothwell, D. W. (2009). A rising tide lifts no sunken boat. Social Space, 2, 92–98.

Under review

  • Mullican, N., Kothari, B., Tominey, S., Rothwell, D. W., Hatfield, B. Stress and intent to continue fostering: The influence of formal social support.
  • Sultana, N., Rothwell, D. W., & Hanley, J. The prevalence of asset poverty among immigrants in Canada.
  • Ruppanner, L., Scarborough, W., Rothwell, D. W., Landivar, C. Poor parent and child mental health: Childcare costs and head start.
  • Rothwell, D. W., Weber, B., Giordono, L. The Oregon Earned Income Credit’s impact on child poverty. [preprint link]

Working papers, chapters, reports, and media

  • Rothwell, D. W. (2022, October 7). The full picture of poverty in America. The Seattle Times. Op-Ed
  • Rothwell, D. W., Fox-Dichter, S., Despard, M., & Grinstein-Weiss, M. (2021). Paid Sick Leave Heading into COVID-19. Social Policy Institute, Washington University in St. Louis. Research Brief
  • McElvaine, K., Fenske, L., Rothwell, D. W., Weber, B., Pratt, M., Settersten, R. (2021). Oregon’s child care and early education crisis: Research-based solutions for options, financing, and equity [White paper]. Oregon State University.
  • Rothwell, D.W., Giordono, L., & Weber, B. (2021). The Oregon Poverty Measure: Technical Appendix. Oregon State University, College of Public Health and Human Sciences.
  • Rothwell, D. W., Giordono, L., & Robson, J. (2020). The welfare state and wealth accumulation at the bottom: A descriptive account of within and between country differences in Canada and the United States. LWS Working Paper Series, No. 31
  • Rothwell, D.W., Giordono, L., & Weber, B. (2020). The Oregon Poverty Measure: Full Report. Oregon State University, College of Public Health and Human Sciences.
  • Rothwell, D.W., Giordono, L., & Weber, B. (2020). The Oregon Poverty Measure: Infographic. Oregon State University, College of Public Health and Human Sciences.
  • Hamilton, L., Rothwell, D. W., Huang, J., Nam, Y., & Dollar, T. (2020). Assets and Household Stability. In L. Hamilton (Ed.), Welfare Doesn’t Work: The Promises of Basic Income for a Failed American Safety Net (pp. 61–77). Springer International Publishing. [book]
  • Rothwell, D. W. & Thiede, B. C. (2018). Child poverty in rural America. IRP Focus. 34(3), 20-29. [article]
  • 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