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Foundation for International Studies on Social Security Prize

The Journal of Poverty and Social Justice is pleased to sponsor the annual Best Paper Prize of the Foundation for International Studies on Social Security (FISS).

FISS aims to promote international, multidisciplinary research on social security and pursues this aim by organizing scientific seminars and conferences and by publishing books. Further details are available on its website.

The prize is awarded to the best, previously unpublished, contributed paper presented at each year’s FISS conference. The winner receives €300 and the paper is published in the Journal of Poverty and Social Justice, subject to peer review. In addition, the prize winner will receive a personal subscription to the Journal for 2 years.

The winning paper is selected by members of the FISS Board of Governors who draw up an initial short-list of papers presented at the conference. The authors of the short-listed papers are asked whether they would like to be considered for the prize, and any potential revisions will be discussed at this stage. A deadline for submitting the papers for consideration will then be set, and the final decision will be made by a committee of FISS Governors. The winning paper will be subject to the Journal’s normal peer review processing prior to publication.

Further information about the prize is provided on the FISS website.

2019 Winner
Timing it right or timing it wrong: How should income-tested benefits deal with changes in circumstances? 
By Jane Millar and Peter Whiteford

2018 Winner
Extreme child poverty and the role of social policy in the United States
By Zachary Parolin and David Brady