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Welfare and Ergonomics are two terms concerning man and his well-being. Welfare in its various meanings is the body of social policies aimed at affirming the right to citizenship, although in recent decades some changes have modified the original system, calling into question the fairness between generations and genders, between those who have and do not have work and between professional categories. Ergonomics as a method is linked to the development of technology, although over time it has broadened its scope of interest and, through a methodology of participatory design, has dealt with culture, reception, integration and professional awareness, while remaining an operational tool for health and safety at work. The two terms were born in the same context: welfare with the introduction of laws on compulsory insurance against risks arising from work done; ergonomics with the design of spaces, of the tools and production processes according to the specific skills of the workers. Modern welfare and modern ergonomics, going through various phases and involving an increasing number of areas of study/intervention, have come to take care, with different variations, of the man in the interaction with the environment. Both stressed the importance of maintaining psycho-physical and relational well-being. The magazine, combining these two terms, aims to develop a new way of studying citizens' welfare and safety problems by mixing established knowledge in social policy with the multidisciplinary approach and ergonomics methods. Integration between welfare policies and ergonomics makes it possible to look at social issues in different interpretative ways in an attempt to find more effective and sustainable solutions.

Associate Editors: Mara Tognetti Bordogna (Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II), Antonella Ciocia (CNR-IRPPS)
Scientific board: Maria Carmela Agodi (Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II), Maurizio Ambrosini (Università La statale di Milano), Sveva Avveduto (CNR-IRPPS), Ignazia Bartholini (Università di Palermo), Stefano Boffo (CNR-IRPPS), Corrado Bonifazi (CNRIRPPS), Maurizio Bonolis (Sapienza Università di Roma), Paola Borgna (Università di Torino), Maria Girolama Caruso (CNR-IRPPS), Francesca Coin (Lancaster University), Enzo Colombo (Università La statale di Milano), Teresa Consoli (Università di Catania), Fiorenza Deriu (Sapienza università di Roma), Paola Devivo (Università Federico II di Napoli), Fabio Folgheraiter (Università Cattolica di Milano), Mercedes Gori (CNR-IFC), Ivetta Ivaldi (CNRIRPPS), Daniela Luzi (CNR-IRPPS), Antonio Maturo (Università di Bologna), Carla Moretti (Università Politecnica delle Marche), Stefano Neri (Università La Statale di Milano), Oscar Nicolaus (CNR-IRPPS), Giampaolo Nuvolati (Università di Milano-Bicocca), Fabrizio Pecoraro (CNR-IRPPS), Annalisa Pitino (CNR-IFC), Sandra Potestà (Invited expert evaluator - UE), Paolo Ricci (Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II), Silvana Salerno (Enea – Sapienza università di Roma), Makoto Sekimura (Université de la ville de Hiroshima, Giappone), Jean-Pierre Tabin (Haute école de travail et de la santé EESP, Lausanne), Marco Terraneo (Università di Milano-Bicocca), Stefano Tomelleri (Università di Bergamo), Tommaso Vitale (SciencesPo, Paris), Darja Zavirsek (Univerza v Ljubljani, SI).
Editorial board: Anna Milione (CNR-IRPPS), Alfonso Lara Montero (European Social Network), Valeria Quaglia (Università di Milano-Bicocca), Francesca Alice Vianello (Università di Padova).
Editorial coordinator: Antonietta Bellisari
Editorial office: Maria Giovanna Felici Open Journal System-OJS Coordinator: Cristiana Crescimbene
Translation Review Manager: Sandra Potestà

Contacts: Maria Giovanna Felici, CNR-IRPPS, via Palestro, 32 - 00185 Roma; tel. 06492724210; e-mail: welfare.ergonomia@irpps.cnr.it.

Manuscripts are blind-reviewed by two anonymous referees Referee anno 2019
Referee anno 2020

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Issue 2/2016 Il mondo dei minori. Antonietta Bellisari (a cura di )
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Antonietta Bellisari, Introduzione
Sonia Startari, Adolescenza e ricerca dell’identità. La costruzione sociale del rischio tra narrazioni e pratiche (Adolescence and identity research. The social construction of the risk between narrative and practice)
Antonietta Bellisari, La seconda socializzazione nella prima infanzia (The second socialization in early childhood)
Antonella Palmisano, Con gli occhi dei bambini (Through children’s eyes)
Roberta Lombardi, Famiglia e scuola, tutori di resilienza nel percorso adottivo (Family and school as resilience tutors in the adoptive journey)
Sabrina Catini, Disabilità ed integrazione scolastica (Disability and school integration)
Patrizia Laurano, Minori migranti: nuovi protagonisti della mobilità contemporanea (Migrant children: the new protagonists of contemporary mobility)
Barbara D’Amen, L’accoglienza dei minori stranieri non accompagnati: evoluzione delle pratiche in due città italiane (Reception of unaccompanied foreign children, evolution of the experience in two Italian cities)
Giulia La Paglia, Childhood condition in China
Antonella Ciocia, I minori nella musica popolare. Intervista a Nicoletta Salvi (Children in popular music. Interview with Nicoletta Salvi)
A cura della Redazione, Abbreviazioni

Issue 1/2016 Investing in Children's Services Improving Outcomes. Italy's country profile. Adriana Ciampa (edited by)
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Alfonso Lara Montero, Prelude
Alfonso Lara Montero, ESN Investing in Children’s Services. Improving Outcomes
Antonietta Bellisari, Investing in Children’s Services. Improving Outcomes. Italian Case
Antonella Ciocia, Reducing inequality at a young age by investing in early childhood education and care
Antonella Ciocia, Improving the education systems’ impact on equal opportunities
Antonietta Bellisari, Improving health systems responsiveness to address the needs of disadvantaged children
Antonella Ciocia, Providing children with a safe, adequate housing and living environment
Antonietta Bellisari, Enhancing family support and the quality of alternative care settings
Maria Girolama Caruso, Statistical Appendix
A cura della Redazione, Abbreviations
A cura della Redazione, Essential Bibliography

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