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Economics and Social Justice - Essays on Power, Labor and Institutional Change (Hardcover): David M. Gordon Economics and Social Justice - Essays on Power, Labor and Institutional Change (Hardcover)
David M. Gordon; Volume editing by Thomas E Weisskopf, Samuel Bowles
R3,332 Discovery Miles 33 320 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

David Gordon was a pioneer in the burgeoning field of institutional growth economics, introducing the concept of a `social structure of accumulation', and richly illustrating its usefulness with both econometric and historical studies. Gordon also helped to develop the theory of segmented labor markets and contributed to the econometric and historical analysis of their evolution. This authoritative collection of his most influential works - selected and introduced by his two closest collaborators - embraces the full range of his lifelong scholarly endeavor to deploy modern economic reasoning in the cause of social justice. The work opens with an introduction and overview of David Gordon's career and published work. This is followed by his major essays on a great variety of topics, including the economics of crime, urban history, wage stagnation in the US economy, the organization of work, the `top-heavy' modern corporation, the social and institutional determinants of productivity growth and the globalization of economic life, as well as labor market segmentation and the social structure of accumulation. Gordon's synthesis of questions of neo-Marxian and more conventional provenance, and his integration of historical and econometric methods in providing answers, makes Economics and Social Justice a unique and intellectually rewarding analysis of contemporary capitalism.

The Political Economy of Population Ageing (Hardcover, illustrated edition): William A. Jackson The Political Economy of Population Ageing (Hardcover, illustrated edition)
William A. Jackson
R2,032 Discovery Miles 20 320 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Population ageing has been the subject of much discussion in recent years, often expressed in alarmist language that advocates evasive policy action to avert an imminent demographic crisis. This forward-looking book evaluates the debates surrounding population ageing and offers a more optimistic outlook on its effect on the economy. William Jackson initially considers general theoretical approaches to population ageing, particularly in relation to the rising dependency burden. He then goes on to examine traditional topics such as employment, productivity, pensions and social security, along with less traditional topics such as informal care, within the context of long-run structural changes. The author draws on an extensive range of economic literature and considers neoclassical arguments before analysing the issue from a non-neoclassical economic, social gerontological and sociological perspective. He maintains that conventional economic theory tends to overstate the effects of population ageing on the economy. Thus, he argues that while population ageing is a complex issue requiring some policy adjustments, it is a less acute problem than is suggested in popular and academic discussion. This book will be of great importance to scholars and students with an interest in population economics and the economics of social policy.

Challenges to the Welfare State - Internal and External Dynamics for Change (Hardcover): Henry Cavanna Challenges to the Welfare State - Internal and External Dynamics for Change (Hardcover)
Henry Cavanna
R2,051 Discovery Miles 20 510 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Challenges to the Welfare State examines and assesses cultural, economic and political problems facing welfare states in Europe and North America and provides policy suggestions to alleviate these problems. An important group of authors identifies the relative merits of welfare state systems in the United States and Europe. They consider the transition of the welfare state in former Communist countries to more market oriented systems and the status of the European welfare state in the context of deepening European integration. More specifically, these experts address the question of whether further integration in Europe will result in an environment where all citizens are guaranteed only certain basic social rights and are encouraged to take private financial responsibility for health care, pension provision and insurance. The nature of social insurance institutions, the problems of ageing populations and the backlash against increasing taxation are also considered. The authors conclude that the reduction of existing government debt in the context of the move towards European Monetary Union will require either considerable increases in taxation or a significant reduction in entitlements. This book will be required reading for scholars and students of economics, social and public politics, politics and public administration.

Pensions and Population Ageing - An Economic Analysis (Hardcover, illustrated edition): John Creedy Pensions and Population Ageing - An Economic Analysis (Hardcover, illustrated edition)
John Creedy
R2,051 Discovery Miles 20 510 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Population ageing is an important trend which will be experienced in industrialized countries in the early years of the next century. This significant book examines aspects of population ageing and pensions, with an emphasis on the design and use of simple economic models to focus on particular aspects of a very broad problem. The analysis of pensions presents many complex problems. A major aim of this book is to demonstrate how reasonably simple economic models can be designed and used to shed some light on the issues involved in population growth and pension provision. The basic analytics of population growth and pension structure are first explored. Projections for Australia are examined and used to model ageing and social expenditure and to estimate the `burden' of aged care on future workers. The author goes on to investigate pensions and pension finance, and examines several types of economic model before turning to the analysis of alternative pension arrangements using a lifetime simulation model. The results of the study suggest that both lower contribution rates and a universal pension encourage a later retirement age. This book will prove invaluable to students and scholars of public sector economics, welfare economics, social economics and public finance.

The Economics of Housing (Hardcover): John M. Quigley The Economics of Housing (Hardcover)
John M. Quigley
R11,759 Discovery Miles 117 590 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Housing is an important commodity in the national accounts of all countries and has generated a high quality specialised literature. The papers in this scholarly collection span a thirty-five year period from 1960 when the field of housing economics was just beginning to attract attention. Topics covered include housing and urban spatial structures, housing supply, the analysis of housing demand and empirical and theoretical studies of housing quality and prices. One of the features which complicates economic analysis of housing is the severe regulation of the housing and land markets; the implications of such controls, including rent control, local taxes and housing subsidies are investigated, as are the effects of property taxes and the provision of public services on housing choice. The articles in the final section cover recent research on the linkage between housing markets and financial markets, a subject which is currently of intense interest to economists in this field.

Families and Social Policy - National and International Perspectives (Paperback): Linda Haas, Steven K Wisensale Families and Social Policy - National and International Perspectives (Paperback)
Linda Haas, Steven K Wisensale
R1,070 Discovery Miles 10 700 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Empirical research that describes ways to best handle social problems concerning families Leading authorities' studies show that from the effects of globalization many social and family problems and their solutions tend to be similar in nations world-wide. Families and Social Policy: National and International Perspectives explores the latest research on the impact of government policy or lack of policy on family life in various developed and developing nations around the world. Leading experts present and analyze strong empirical research on the common issues confronting families caused by effective and ineffective social policies around the world. This text illuminates the many complexities of various problems to shine a valuable light on what may be effective policy for the world. Families and Social Policy presents multiple perspectives on the profound family and social issues triggered by political policies. Timely data-driven research on family policy, welfare, and work policy issues highlight the comparative analyses between nations and common family problems. Family responsibility issues, childcare, and welfare are explored from both micro and macro perspectives. Useful tables clearly present empirical data. Extensive references are provided for each chapter. Topics in Families and Social Policy include: the impact of job loss on families poor families in the welfare system consequences of policies based on false assumptions the impact of globalization on child care the impact of child support and custody laws on fathers fathers and parental leave elder care in government policy government support in family care of dependents a case study for paid leave to care for newborns social policy influence on women's fertility decisions policies supportive of maternal employment a cross-national exploration of family policies leave and daycare policies in Poland and the Czech Republic after the fall of communism childcare policy in Germany, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom Norway's gender equality, work load, and family dynamics policies and the persistent traditional gender divide and more! Families and Social Policy comprehensively examines the effects of the political process on family life in developed and developing nations, making it stimulating, informative reading for upper-level undergraduate students, graduate students, academic researchers, policymakers, journalists, and independent scholars.

The Craft of Teaching About Families - Strategies and Tools (Hardcover): Deborah L Berke, Steven K Wisensale The Craft of Teaching About Families - Strategies and Tools (Hardcover)
Deborah L Berke, Steven K Wisensale
R3,425 R3,242 Discovery Miles 32 420 Save R183 (5%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Learn how to develop and teach effective courses on the vital issues of family lifeThe Craft of Teaching About Families presents a variety of course designs, evaluation methods, and teaching techniques and strategies that can be used to address the complexities of family life. This unique book prepares students for the challenges theyOCOll face as they leave the campus for the classroom, providing them with the problem-solving skills theyOCOll need for success. The bookOCOs contributors?a distinguished panel of family scientists, sociologists, public policy analysts, psychologists, and extension specialists?examine a range of topics, including family law and policy, advocacy, parenting skills, international families, and diversity.One of the few books geared to teaching family studies, particularly family policy and family law, The Craft of Teaching About Families reaffirms the importance of teaching in a time when controversial family issues receive constant attention from the media, the courts, and the legislatures. In addition to articles on family policy, family law, marriage and the family, family interaction and dynamics, and cultural diversity, the book addresses empirical assessments of internships and service learning activities in family-oriented courses, the effectiveness of various teaching strategies, including role-playing, classroom simulations, and Web-based assignments. Divided into three sections for ease of use, The Craft of Teaching About Families examines: "Family Law and Family Policy" how to build writing skills through the preparation of court briefs and policy memos how to use cooperative learning research teams to teach family law how to design better courses by understanding studentsOCO perceptions of family policy issues how cooperative extension can help involve families in the policymaking process"Family Dynamics" how to develop a course in father-daughter relationships how to incorporate parenting education workshops into a parent-child relationship course how to prepare students to become competent multicultural educators how to develop a course on international families from a family strengths perspective how to develop a new framework for teaching family resources management"Teaching Techniques in Family Science" how to incorporate effective role-playing into the syllabus how to use small-group work to create a positive experience in the classroom how to educate future teachers about psychological abuse how to teach students about forgiveness toward those who have hurt them how to analyze the results of service-learning assignments in family diversityThe Craft of Teaching About Families is an essential resource for professionals who teach about individuals and families at any level, in any setting?formal or informal."

Social Policy in Hong Kong (Hardcover): Paul Wilding, Ahmed S. Huque, Julia Lai Po-Wah Tao Social Policy in Hong Kong (Hardcover)
Paul Wilding, Ahmed S. Huque, Julia Lai Po-Wah Tao
R1,969 Discovery Miles 19 690 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Social Policy in Hong Kong provides for the first time a comprehensive and critical analysis of social policy in Hong Kong. It shows that Hong Kong is far from being a simple free market economy. In many areas, Hong Kong has highly developed social policies which make a major contribution to the quality of life of its citizens. An introductory chapter provides background information on the economic, social and political structure of the region. Subsequent chapters cover issues such as health, housing, education, poverty and social security, social care, transport and labour protection. A concluding chapter draws out the essential nature of the Hong Kong approach and constructs a balance sheet of success and failure. With Hong Kong becoming a special administrative region of the People's Republic of China on 1 July 1997, this timely book describes social policy in the territory at the end of an era.

Families and Social Policy - National and International Perspectives (Hardcover): Linda Haas, Steven K Wisensale Families and Social Policy - National and International Perspectives (Hardcover)
Linda Haas, Steven K Wisensale
R3,434 R3,251 Discovery Miles 32 510 Save R183 (5%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Empirical research that describes ways to best handle social problems concerning families Leading authorities' studies show that from the effects of globalization many social and family problems and their solutions tend to be similar in nations world-wide. Families and Social Policy: National and International Perspectives explores the latest research on the impact of government policy or lack of policy on family life in various developed and developing nations around the world. Leading experts present and analyze strong empirical research on the common issues confronting families caused by effective and ineffective social policies around the world. This text illuminates the many complexities of various problems to shine a valuable light on what may be effective policy for the world. Families and Social Policy presents multiple perspectives on the profound family and social issues triggered by political policies. Timely data-driven research on family policy, welfare, and work policy issues highlight the comparative analyses between nations and common family problems. Family responsibility issues, childcare, and welfare are explored from both micro and macro perspectives. Useful tables clearly present empirical data. Extensive references are provided for each chapter. Topics in Families and Social Policy include: the impact of job loss on families poor families in the welfare system consequences of policies based on false assumptions the impact of globalization on child care the impact of child support and custody laws on fathers fathers and parental leave elder care in government policy government support in family care of dependents a case study for paid leave to care for newborns social policy influence on women's fertility decisions policies supportive of maternal employment a cross-national exploration of family policies leave and daycare policies in Poland and the Czech Republic after the fall of communism childcare policy in Germany, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom Norway's gender equality, work load, and family dynamics policies and the persistent traditional gender divide and more! Families and Social Policy comprehensively examines the effects of the political process on family life in developed and developing nations, making it stimulating, informative reading for upper-level undergraduate students, graduate students, academic researchers, policymakers, journalists, and independent scholars.

Enterprise and the Welfare State (Hardcover): Martin Rein, Eskil Wadensjo Enterprise and the Welfare State (Hardcover)
Martin Rein, Eskil Wadensjo
R2,777 Discovery Miles 27 770 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The economic demands of an ageing population, coupled with the crisis of public spending pose one of the greatest challenges to social policy in both the East and West. This book focuses on the political economy of pensions, particularly on the interaction between private and state provision. Enterprise and the Welfare State argues that there is more to welfare than simply provision by the state and so the focus of this book is on the welfare society rather than the welfare state. This requires a new system of statistical accounting and a different focus for case studies. A multidisciplinary approach is used to examine the design of the pensions system in nine countries with different institutional welfare mixes. Using a common conceptual framework, it compares and contrasts the goals and realities of the welfare systems in France, Germany, The Netherlands and Sweden, where strong occupational pensions are in operation, with the more modest welfare states in Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States. Each country case study provides a grounded analysis of the evolution of pension design and traces the impact of the policies on the economic well-being of the aged and the performance of the economy. It offers new data on the level of spending of enterprise based occupational pensions and examines the implications for redistribution resulting from changes in the design of state and occupational pensions. This book will be essential reading for academics, students and public policymakers interested in the economics of welfare, social policy and the future of pension provision.

The Redleaf Calendar-Keeper 2019 - A Record-Keeping System for Family Child Care Professionals (Paperback): Redleaf Press The Redleaf Calendar-Keeper 2019 - A Record-Keeping System for Family Child Care Professionals (Paperback)
Redleaf Press
R385 Discovery Miles 3 850 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

A leading business tool for family child care professionals. The Redleaf Calendar-Keeper 2019 is an all-in-one calendar, expense, and income tracker for Family Child Care professionals. Features include: USDA Child Care Food Program recipes Monthly attendance charts Payment logs Tax worksheet Monthly recipes Learning activities Wellness tips Using this comprehensive record-keeping system makes tax time much easier with all of your business-related records organized in one convenient place.

The Handbook of Counselling Children & Young People (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Maggie Robson, Sue Pattison The Handbook of Counselling Children & Young People (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Maggie Robson, Sue Pattison
R796 R682 Discovery Miles 6 820 Save R114 (14%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Expert authors from a wide range of backgrounds bring together the fundamentals of counselling practice with children and young people in this landmark handbook. It covers all your students need to know about theory and practice approaches, the counselling process, and practice issues and settings. This second edition is updated with the latest developments and research in an ever-changing field, and includes new content on: Diversity and difference Mental illness Safeguarding and risk assessment Child and young people's development Attachment theory and application Each chapter includes a chapter introduction and summary, reflective questions and activities, helping trainees to cement their learning. With chapters contributed by leading specialists and academics in the field, this book is essential reading for trainees and practitioners working with children and young people.

The Suffering of Women Who Didn't Fit - Madness' in Britain, 1450-1950 (Paperback): David J. Vaughan The Suffering of Women Who Didn't Fit - Madness' in Britain, 1450-1950 (Paperback)
David J. Vaughan
R305 R248 Discovery Miles 2 480 Save R57 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

For over 500 years, women have suffered claims of mental decay solely on account of their gender. Frigid, insane, not quite there, a witch in sheep's clothing, labels that have cast her as the fragile species and destroyer of Man. This book reveals attitudes, ideas and responses on what was to be done with 'mad women' in Britain. Journey back into the unenlightened Middle Ages to find demonic possession, turbulent humours and the wandering womb. In the Puritan Age, when the mad were called witches and scolds ducked for their nagging. The age of Austen and a sense and sensibility created from her fragile nerves. Then descend into Victorian horrors of wrongful confinement and merciless surgeons, before arriving, just half a century past, to the Viennese couch and an obligation to talk. At the heart of her suffering lay her gynaecological make-up, driving her mad every month and at every stage of her life. Terms such as menstrual madness, puerperal insanity and 'Old Maid's Insanity' poison history's pages. An inescapable truth is now shared: that so much, if not all, was a male creation. Though not every medic was male, nor every male a fiend, misogynist thought shaped our understanding of women, set down expectations and 'corrected' the flawed. The book exposes the agonies of life for the 'second class' gender; from misdiagnosis to brutal oppression, seen as in league with the Devil or the volatile wretch. Touching no less than six centuries, it recalls how, for a woman, being labelled as mad was much less a risk, more her inevitable burden.

International Family Studies - Developing Curricula and Teaching Tools (Paperback): International Family Studies - Developing Curricula and Teaching Tools (Paperback)
R774 Discovery Miles 7 740 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Make your marriage and family programs more relevant by making them cross-culturally sensitive International Family Studies: Developing Curricula and Teaching Tools offers a collection of innovative ideas and resources for educators who wish to enhance the international content of their human development and family science curriculum. Contributors share their experiences of transforming department commitments, modifying existing and/or creating new courses, developing stimulating exercises and projects, capitalizing on existing faculty development programs to enhance educators' own international understanding, partnering with universities overseas, and utilizing existing institutional structures to incorporate international study-abroad opportunities and internships for students. The book presents teaching tools and techniques, specific resources, and theoretical models for use in family studies, human development, and social science programs. International Family Studies: Developing Curricula and Teaching Tools promotes cross-cultural competence and global understanding essential ingredients for the success of future family professionals. The book is devoted to fostering knowledge and skills critical for breaking down barriers and expanding cultural knowledge in an effort to better prepare students to work with ethnically and culturally diverse families. International Family Studies: Developing Curricula and Teaching Tools examines: planning, implementing, and evaluating an innovative diversity curriculum knowledge and skills needed to work effectively with ethnically and culturally diverse families teaching techniques that can be incorporated in the classroom to enhance greater cultural understanding the use of student group presentations, technology, and books projects to teach about culturally diverse families issues of cultural competence, cultural sensitivity, and respect for diversity experiential opportunities abroad for students and faculty and much more International Family Studies: Developing Curricula and Teaching Tools is an essential resource for educators training the next generation of family professionals.

People's Pension - The Struggle to Defend Social Security Since Reagan (Paperback, New): Eric Laursen People's Pension - The Struggle to Defend Social Security Since Reagan (Paperback, New)
Eric Laursen
R574 R464 Discovery Miles 4 640 Save R110 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

With 95% of Americans involved in the program, Social Security is the 'glue' that binds the US together. The 2012 election promises to be a referendum on the size and role of government. Arguing to democratise, not disable the Social Security program, Eric Laursen suggests that the only future for it is to remove it from government hands altogether.

Housing Transformations - Shaping the Space of Twenty-First Century Living (Hardcover): Bridget Franklin Housing Transformations - Shaping the Space of Twenty-First Century Living (Hardcover)
Bridget Franklin
R3,317 R3,141 Discovery Miles 31 410 Save R176 (5%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The turn of the century has seen a proliferation of concepts and models in relation to the development of new residential environments in the UK. "Housing Transformations "describes these concepts and models and accounts for their emergence at the present time, at the conjuncture of a particular set of cultural, social, economic and political circumstances. Franklin explains the variety and nature of the built form, and tries to achieve a greater insight into how and why we build places and dwell in spaces that are at once contradictory, confining, liberating and illuminating. The shaping and re-shaping of the built environment derives from the intersection of locality and timing: the structural context, the mediating role of institutions and organizations, and the actions and proclivities of individuals. The author includes numerous case studies to show the background to provide specific examples of contemporary conditions. Housing Transformations will appeal to all those in the built environmentdisciplines, as well as to those in other social science fields with an interest in housing and residential environments.

The Promise of Welfare Reform - Political Rhetoric and the Reality of Poverty in the Twenty-First Century (Paperback):... The Promise of Welfare Reform - Political Rhetoric and the Reality of Poverty in the Twenty-First Century (Paperback)
Elizabeth Segal
R1,006 Discovery Miles 10 060 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Find out how and why legislation has made economic rights more important than human rights Since 1996, politicians and public officials in the United States have celebrated the "success" of welfare reform legislation despite little, if any, evidence to support their claims. The Promise of Welfare Reform: Political Rhetoric and the Reality of Poverty in the Twenty-First Century presents articles from 23 community practitioners and researchers who challenge the "reform" that has turned public aid from a right to a privilege. The authors transcend conventional academic writing, offering careful and thoughtful analysis that examines the history of welfare reform, its connection to poverty, family issues, and the impact of racism on poverty and on the treatment of the poor. The Promise of Welfare Reform analyzes the consequences over the past ten years of legislative changes made to the public assistance program formerly known as Aid to Families with Dependant Children (AFDC). This powerful book examines the social, political, and economic context of welfare reform, including the elimination of poverty as a societal goal, how racial and ethic groups have been targeted, popular stereotypes about the poor and their work ethic, anti-immigrant hostility, the struggles of single mothers with children, domestic violence, and marriage as a realistic escape from poverty. The book's authors address the need for empathy and understanding to change public sentiments about welfare and poverty. Contributors to The Promise of Welfare Reform include: Elizabeth A. Segal and Keith M. Kilty, co-founding editors of the Journal of Poverty (Haworth) Frances Fox Piven, co-author of Regulating the Poor: The Functions of Public Welfare Ann Withorn, co-editor of For Crying Out Loud: Women's Poverty in the United States Mimi Abramovitz, author of Under Attack, Fighting Back: Women and Welfare in the United States Joel Blau, co-author with Mimi Abramovitz of The Dynamics of Social Welfare Policy Margaret K. Nelson, author of The Social Economy of Single Mothers: Raising Children in Rural America Gwendolyn Mink, co-editor of Welfare: A Documentary History of U.S. Policy and Politics Kenneth J. Neubeck, co-author of Welfare Racism: Playing the Race Card Against America's Poor Lynn Fujiwara, author of Sanctioning Immigrants: Asian Immigrant Women and the Racial Politics of Welfare Reform Nancy C. Jurik, author of Bootstrap Dreams: U.S. Microenterprise Developments in an Era of Welfare Reform and much more! The Promise of Welfare Reform challenges current views on welfare reform and promotes alternative methods to alleviate poverty. It is an essential resource for sociologists, political scientists, economists, public policy and management specialists, social welfare and human services workers, and anyone else concerned about changes made to public assistance by the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996.

Regional Housing and Labour Markets (Hardcover): Manfred M. Fischer, Kenneth Button, Peter Nijkamp Regional Housing and Labour Markets (Hardcover)
Manfred M. Fischer, Kenneth Button, Peter Nijkamp
R5,247 Discovery Miles 52 470 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Regional Housing and Labour Markets takes a close look at the history and the current achievements of housing and labour market research. It demonstrates that, despite the large number of diverse contributions in this area, at least six main fields might be identified, for which regional science may claim to have provided an important contribution to economic theory and analysis; Housing Market Models: Structure and Operation of Housing Markets; Housing Consumption and Demand; Housing Choice and Residential Mobility; Job Search Theory; Labour Supply and Demand; Spatial Labour Market Adjustment. The articles in this collection span over 30 years including the work of many leading experts in the fields of housing market research and labour market research.

The Politics of Post-Industrial Welfare States - Adapting Post-War Social Policies to New Social Risks (Hardcover, Annotated... The Politics of Post-Industrial Welfare States - Adapting Post-War Social Policies to New Social Risks (Hardcover, Annotated Ed)
Klaus Armingeon, Giuliano Bonoli
R2,659 R2,525 Discovery Miles 25 250 Save R134 (5%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This new study assesses the welfare state to ask key questions and draw new conclusions about its place in modern society.
It shows how the welfare states that we have inherited from the early post-war years had one main objective: to protect the income of the male breadwinner. They secured his place in the labor market and provided a replacement income when work was not possible because of old age, invalidity, sickness or unemployment. Today, however, massive social change, in particular the shift from industrial to post-industrial societies and economies, have resulted in new demands being put on welfare states.
These demands originate from situations that are typical of the new family and labor market structures that have become widespread in western countries since the 1970s and 1980s, characterized by the clear prevalence of service employment and by the massive entry of women in the labor market.
Against this background, this book:
* Presents a precise and clear definition of "new social risks." A concept being increasingly used in the welfare state literature.
* Focuses on the groups that are mostly exposed to new social risks (women, the young, the low skilled) in order to study their political behavior.
* Assesses policymaking processes that can lead to successful adaptation.
It covers key areas such as child care, care for elderly people, adapting pensions to atypical career patterns, active labor market policies, and policy making at the EU level. This book will be of great interest for all students and scholars of politics, sociology and the welfare state in particular.

Personality Disorder and Serious Offending - Hospital treatment models (Hardcover): Christopher Newrith, Clive Meux, Pamela... Personality Disorder and Serious Offending - Hospital treatment models (Hardcover)
Christopher Newrith, Clive Meux, Pamela Taylor
R3,778 R3,574 Discovery Miles 35 740 Save R204 (5%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

People with personality disorder who offend tend to be neglected by health services in most countries. In the UK, there has been renewed interest in the field since government initiatives in the end of the 1990s. Government proposals themselves are controversial, but there is growing recognition that it is unsafe, both for the general public and for the primary sufferer alike, if the neglect continues. Years of experience have combined to provide a highly practical reference work covering: A*Models of understanding of personality development and disorder A*Methods of assessment and treatment and how they can be applied and modified A*Special issues - drug misuse, long-stay induced secondary disorders, issues pertinent to women only, 'intractable' patients A*A path for care - from initial assessment to the logistics of discharge A*Management issues - choosing staff, supervision and support of staff Evidence-based and entirely comprehensive in its approach, practitioners will find Personality Disorder and Serious Offending both a practical and insightful adjunct that will assist them in their work.

Housing, Welfare and the State in Europe - A Comparative Analysis of Britain, France and Germany (Hardcover): Mark Kleinman Housing, Welfare and the State in Europe - A Comparative Analysis of Britain, France and Germany (Hardcover)
Mark Kleinman
R2,215 Discovery Miles 22 150 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Mark Kleinman's new book explains what has happened to housing policy in Europe over the last two decades, and what housing policy can tell us about welfare development more generally over the period. Housing, Welfare and the State in Europe identifies a divergence in housing policy between, on the one hand, the majority of relatively affluent households and, on the other, an impoverished minority. The legal, financial and economic concerns of the well-housed, owner-occupier majority have preoccupied public policy across Europe, with the impoverished minority often badly housed or homeless. In Britain this has been particularly evident with elections won and lost on the level of the mortgage rate rather than the level of housing output, and still less on the level of homelessness. Housing policy occupies a unique place in public policy at the intersection of social with economic policy, involving a mixed economy of welfare. Consequently, Dr Kleinman's study offers insights into the future direction of public policy as a whole, the balance between economic and social goals, and the relative weighting given to free markets and state intervention in a variety of countries.

Community Mobility - Driving and Transportation Alternatives for Older Persons (Paperback): William Mann Community Mobility - Driving and Transportation Alternatives for Older Persons (Paperback)
William Mann
R1,037 Discovery Miles 10 370 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Affordable, easy-to-use, and flexible transportation options are vital to older adults' quality of life. Community Mobility: Driving and Transportation Alternatives for Older Persons provides physical and occupational therapists with recent research findings on older driver assessment, remediation/rehabilitation, and the use of alternatives to the car in the event that older adults need to "retire" from driving. This unique book addresses changes in driving patterns over time, the impact of climate conditions on driving, mental and physical health issues, self-regulation by drivers, and driver safety. Community Mobility addresses changes in driving patterns over time, the impact of climate conditions on driving, mental and physical health issues, self-regulation by drivers, and driver safety. This unique book also includes summaries of recent consensus conferences held in the United States and Canada to determine the best approaches to therapist services and counseling. Community Mobility examines: the effect of alternative forms of transportation on drivers in declining mental and physical health safety interventions the relationship between chronic illness and an elderly driver's "home range" road conditions versus driving patterns factors that can act as predictors in mobility patterns self-regulation and adaptation strategies effective remediation techniques a comprehensive driving evaluation (CDE) and much more!Community Mobility is an essential resource for anyone working with elderly drivers who face the loss of independence and the decreased access to social activities, medical services, and other basic needs that accompany "retirement" from the driver's seat.

Community Mobility - Driving and Transportation Alternatives for Older Persons (Hardcover): William Mann Community Mobility - Driving and Transportation Alternatives for Older Persons (Hardcover)
William Mann
R3,415 R3,233 Discovery Miles 32 330 Save R182 (5%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Affordable, easy-to-use, and flexible transportation options are vital to older adults' quality of life. Community Mobility: Driving and Transportation Alternatives for Older Persons provides physical and occupational therapists with recent research findings on older driver assessment, remediation/rehabilitation, and the use of alternatives to the car in the event that older adults need to "retire" from driving. This unique book addresses changes in driving patterns over time, the impact of climate conditions on driving, mental and physical health issues, self-regulation by drivers, and driver safety. Community Mobility addresses changes in driving patterns over time, the impact of climate conditions on driving, mental and physical health issues, self-regulation by drivers, and driver safety. This unique book also includes summaries of recent consensus conferences held in the United States and Canada to determine the best approaches to therapist services and counseling. Community Mobility examines: the effect of alternative forms of transportation on drivers in declining mental and physical health safety interventions the relationship between chronic illness and an elderly driver's "home range" road conditions versus driving patterns factors that can act as predictors in mobility patterns self-regulation and adaptation strategies effective remediation techniques a comprehensive driving evaluation (CDE) and much more!Community Mobility is an essential resource for anyone working with elderly drivers who face the loss of independence and the decreased access to social activities, medical services, and other basic needs that accompany "retirement" from the driver's seat.

Parents Who Misuse Drugs and Alcohol - Effective Interventions in Social Work and Child Protection (Paperback, New): Donald... Parents Who Misuse Drugs and Alcohol - Effective Interventions in Social Work and Child Protection (Paperback, New)
Donald Forrester, Judith Harwin
R820 R751 Discovery Miles 7 510 Save R69 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book presents original research outlining the key elements in responding to parental misuse of drugs and alcohol. * Offers a definition of misuse and addiction and the factors that influence the nature of misuse or addiction * Reviews extensively the nature and impact of parental substance misuse on children and families using the latest evidence * Explores how research and theories might help inform professionals or non-professionals assessing families affected by parents who misuse drugs or alcohol * Provides an in-depth discussion of Motivational Interviewing, including a critical discussion of the challenges and limitations involved in using it in child and family settings * Considers the wider implications of the findings for practice and policy and argues that these responses can be used across the field of work with vulnerable children and their families

Religion, Spirituality, and Aging - A Social Work Perspective (Hardcover): Harry R. Moody Religion, Spirituality, and Aging - A Social Work Perspective (Hardcover)
Harry R. Moody
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Learn how to make a more positive impact with your social work with the aged Religion is an important coping mechanism for many aging adults. Religion, Spirituality, and Aging: A Social Work Perspective presents the latest research that shows how religion and spirituality can improve quality of life for elders. Respected social work researchers and scholars provide insight and practical methods for fostering positive aging while also considering how spirituality and religion can affect practitioners themselves. The full range of advantages and ethical implications are discussed in clear detail from a social work viewpoint. Case studies plainly illustrate the positive impact that the inclusion of spirituality and religion in an aging person's life may have on their physical and mental welfare. Organized social work in the early twentieth century actively tried to distance itself from its roots as a form of religious charity in favor of becoming a scientific and professional endeavor. Religion, Spirituality, and Aging once again bridges the gap between social work and spiritual matters by presenting penetrating articles that discusses the issues of the aging soul while examining ways to improve care. Creative strategies are offered to contribute to the spiritual side of aging while considering every implication and ethical question. The compilation is extensively referenced and includes helpful figures and tables to clearly illustrate data and ideas. Religion, Spirituality, and Aging discusses: the latest social work trends and attitudes toward spirituality prayer, meditation, and acts of altruism as interventions an empirical study of how social workers use religion and spirituality as an intervention ethical considerations and best practices religion and spirituality during long-term care the "Postcards to God" project dreams and their relationship to the search for meaning in later life a spiritual approach to positive aging through autobiography dementia and spirituality creating new rituals for sacred aging spiritual master Henri Nouwen's principles of aging and his approaches to caring for older people an interview study on elders' spirituality and the changes manifested in their views of religion Religion, Spirituality, and Aging is a remarkable reminder that elders are our future selves. This erudite, well-reasoned examination of aging and spirituality from a social work perspective is crucial reading for social workers, human service professionals who work with the aged, and gerontology scholars.

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