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Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social welfare & social services > Welfare & benefit systems

The AI Economy - Work, Wealth and Welfare in the Robot Age (Paperback): Roger Bootle The AI Economy - Work, Wealth and Welfare in the Robot Age (Paperback)
Roger Bootle
R366 R298 Discovery Miles 2 980 Save R68 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'A well-researched, enjoyable and thoughtful book'. - Calum Chace, Forbes Extraordinary innovations in technology promise to transform the world, but how realistic is the claim that AI will change our lives? In this much needed book the acclaimed economist Roger Bootle responds to the fascinating economic questions posed by the age of the robot, steering a path away from tech jargon and alarmism towards a rational explanation of the ways in which the AI revolution will affect us all. Tackling the implications of Artificial Intelligence on growth, productivity, inflation and the distribution of wealth and power, THE AI ECONOMY also examines coming changes to the the way we educate, work and spend our leisure time. A fundamentally optimistic view which will help you plan for changing times, this book explains AI and leads you towards a more certain future.

Ordered estates - Welfare, power and maternalism on Zimbabwe's (once white) highveld (Paperback): Andrew M.C. Hartnack Ordered estates - Welfare, power and maternalism on Zimbabwe's (once white) highveld (Paperback)
Andrew M.C. Hartnack
R265 R219 Discovery Miles 2 190 Save R46 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

There is a growing body of work on white farmers in Zimbabwe. Yet the role played by white women - so-called `farmers' wives' - on commercial farms has been almost completely ignored, if not forgotten. For all the public role and overt power ascribed to white male farmers, their wives played an equally important, although often more subtle, role in power and labour relations on white commercial farms. This `soft power' took the form of maternalistic welfare initiatives such as clinics, schools, orphan programmes and women's clubs, most overseen by a `farmer's wife'. Before and after Zimbabwe's 1980 independence these played an important role in attracting and keeping farm labourers, and governing their behaviour. After independence they also became crucial to the way white farmers justified their continued ownership of most of Zimbabwe's prime farmland. This book provides the first comprehensive analysis of the role that farm welfare initiatives played in Zimbabwe's agrarian history. Having assessed what implications such endeavours had for the position and well-being of farmworkers before the onset of `fast-track' land reform in the year 2000, Hartnack examines in vivid ethnographic detail the impact that the farm seizures had on the lives of farmworkers and the welfare programmes which had previously attempted to improve their lot.

The Three Worlds of Welfare Capitalism (Paperback): Gosta Esping-Andersen The Three Worlds of Welfare Capitalism (Paperback)
Gosta Esping-Andersen
R492 Discovery Miles 4 920 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Few discussions in modern social science have occupied as much attention as the changing nature of welfare states in western societies. G?sta Esping--Andersen, one of the most distinguished contributors to current debates on this issue, here provides a new analysis of the character and role of welfare states in the functioning of contemporary advanced western societies. Esping--Andersen distinguishes several major types of welfare state, connecting these with variations in the historical development of different western countries. Current economic processes, the author argues, such as those moving towards a post--industrial order, are not shaped by autonomous market forces but by the nature of states and state differences. Fully informed by comparative materials, this book will have great appeal to everyone working on issues of economic development and post--industrialism. Its audience will include students and academics in sociology, economics and politics.

The Great Leveler - Violence and the History of Inequality from the Stone Age to the Twenty-First Century (Paperback): Walter... The Great Leveler - Violence and the History of Inequality from the Stone Age to the Twenty-First Century (Paperback)
Walter Scheidel
R462 R381 Discovery Miles 3 810 Save R81 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Are mass violence and catastrophes the only forces that can seriously decrease economic inequality? To judge by thousands of years of history, the answer is yes. Tracing the global history of inequality from the Stone Age to today, Walter Scheidel shows that it never dies peacefully. The Great Leveler is the first book to chart the crucial role of violent shocks in reducing inequality over the full sweep of human history around the world. The "Four Horsemen" of leveling-mass-mobilization warfare, transformative revolutions, state collapse, and catastrophic plagues-have repeatedly destroyed the fortunes of the rich. Today, the violence that reduced inequality in the past seems to have diminished, and that is a good thing. But it casts serious doubt on the prospects for a more equal future. An essential contribution to the debate about inequality, The Great Leveler provides important new insights about why inequality is so persistent-and why it is unlikely to decline anytime soon.

China's Social Welfare - The Third Turning Point (Paperback): Joe C. B Leung, Yuebin Xu China's Social Welfare - The Third Turning Point (Paperback)
Joe C. B Leung, Yuebin Xu
R440 Discovery Miles 4 400 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The extraordinary rise of China is one of the greatest global stories of recent times. However, China's development has been described as uneven, uncoordinated, and unsustainable , and has now reached a critical turning point. To transform itself into a successful high-income economy, China urgently needs to develop a new welfare regime. Social policy and social welfare programmes are pivotal not only to meet mounting social needs but also to promote social cohesion. This timely book explores key turning points in China s trajectory, from the creation of a socialist egalitarian society promising a relatively stable livelihood at the expense of economic development, through the market-oriented reforms which have dismantled the traditional social protection system. The authors present the formidable social challenges ahead, including demographic shift, residential migration, and corrosive inequalities, and outline the emerging forms of social security protection in urban and rural areas, community-based social care services, non-governmental organizations and the social work profession. To redress inequalities and strengthen social cohesion, China needs to construct a robust developmental and redistributive strategy with shared responsibility between different levels of governments, as well as between civil society, the state and the market. This comprehensive and astute guide to one of China s key current challenges will be welcomed by students and scholars of social policy, welfare, sociology and political science, and all interested in contemporary China.

Not Working - Where Have All the Good Jobs Gone? (Hardcover): David G. Blanchflower Not Working - Where Have All the Good Jobs Gone? (Hardcover)
David G. Blanchflower
R844 R583 Discovery Miles 5 830 Save R261 (31%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A candid assessment of why the job market is not as healthy as we think Don't trust low unemployment numbers as proof that the labor market is doing fine-it isn't. Not Working is about those who can't find full-time work at a decent wage-the underemployed-and how their plight is contributing to widespread despair, a worsening drug epidemic, and the unchecked rise of right-wing populism. In this revelatory and outspoken book, David Blanchflower draws on his acclaimed work in the economics of labor and well-being to explain why today's postrecession economy is vastly different from what came before. He calls out our leaders and policymakers for failing to see the Great Recession coming, and for their continued failure to address one of the most unacknowledged social catastrophes of our time. Blanchflower shows how many workers are underemployed or have simply given up trying to find a well-paying job, how wage growth has not returned to prerecession levels despite rosy employment indicators, and how general prosperity has not returned since the crash of 2008. Standard economic measures are often blind to these forgotten workers, which is why Blanchflower practices the "economics of walking about"-seeing for himself how ordinary people are faring under the recovery, and taking seriously what they say and do. Not Working is his candid report on how the young and the less skilled are among the worst casualties of underemployment, how immigrants are taking the blame, and how the epidemic of unhappiness and self-destruction will continue to spread unless we deal with it.

Measuring Poverty around the World (Hardcover): Anthony B. Atkinson Measuring Poverty around the World (Hardcover)
Anthony B. Atkinson
R789 R578 Discovery Miles 5 780 Save R211 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The final book from a towering pioneer in the study of poverty and inequality-a critically important examination of poverty around the world In this, his final book, economist Anthony Atkinson, one of the world's great social scientists and a pioneer in the study of poverty and inequality, offers an inspiring analysis of a central question: What is poverty and how much of it is there around the globe? The persistence of poverty-in rich and poor countries alike-is one of the most serious problems facing humanity. Better measurement of poverty is essential for raising awareness, motivating action, designing good policy, gauging progress, and holding political leaders accountable for meeting targets. To help make this possible, Atkinson provides a critically important examination of how poverty is-and should be-measured. Bringing together evidence about the nature and extent of poverty across the world and including case studies of sixty countries, Atkinson addresses both financial poverty and other indicators of deprivation. He starts from first principles about the meaning of poverty, translates these into concrete measures, and analyzes the data to which the measures can be applied. Crucially, he integrates international organizations' measurements of poverty with countries' own national analyses. Atkinson died before he was able to complete the book, but at his request it was edited for publication by two of his colleagues, John Micklewright and Andrea Brandolini. In addition, Francois Bourguignon and Nicholas Stern provide afterwords that address key issues from the unfinished chapters: how poverty relates to growth, inequality, and climate change. The result is an essential contribution to efforts to alleviate poverty around the world.

Patient Capital - The Challenges and Promises of Long-Term Investing (Hardcover): Victoria Ivashina, Josh Lerner Patient Capital - The Challenges and Promises of Long-Term Investing (Hardcover)
Victoria Ivashina, Josh Lerner
R772 R561 Discovery Miles 5 610 Save R211 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

How to overcome barriers to the long-term investments that are essential for solving the world's biggest problems There has never been a greater need for long-term investments to tackle the world's most difficult problems, such as climate change and decaying infrastructure. And it is increasingly unlikely that the public sector will be willing or able to fill this gap. If these critical needs are to be met, the major pools of long-term, patient capital-including pensions, sovereign wealth funds, university endowments, and wealthy individuals and families-will have to play a large role. In this accessible and authoritative account of long-term capital investment, two leading experts on the subject, Harvard Business School professors Victoria Ivashina and Josh Lerner, highlight the significant hurdles facing long-term investors and propose concrete ways to overcome these difficulties. Presenting the best evidence in an engaging way by using memorable stories and examples, Patient Capital describes how large investors increasingly want and need long-run investments that have the potential to deliver greater returns than those in the public markets. Yet success in such investments has been the exception. Performance has suffered from both the limitations of investors and the internal structure of their fund managers, often resulting in the wrong incentives and a lack of long-term planning. Yet the challenges facing long-term investors can be surmounted and the rewards are potentially large, both for investors and society as a whole. Patient Capital shows how to make long-term investment work better for everyone.

Risk Inequality and Welfare States - Social Policy Preferences, Development, and Dynamics (Paperback): Philipp Rehm Risk Inequality and Welfare States - Social Policy Preferences, Development, and Dynamics (Paperback)
Philipp Rehm
R692 R543 Discovery Miles 5 430 Save R149 (22%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The transformation of night-watchman states into welfare states is one of the most notable societal developments in recent history. In 1880, not a single country had a nationally compulsory social policy program. A few decades later, every single one of today's rich democracies had adopted programs covering all or almost all of the main risks people face: old age, sickness, accident, and unemployment. These programs rapidly expanded in terms of range, reach, and resources. Today, all rich democracies cover all main risks for a vast majority of citizens, with binding public or mandatory private programs. Three aspects of this remarkable transformation are particularly fascinating: the trend (the transformation to insurance states happened in all rich democracies); differences across countries (the generosity of social policy varies greatly across countries); and the dynamics of the process. This book offers a theory that not only explains this remarkable transition but also explains cross-national differences and the role of crises for social policy development.

Probable Justice - Risk, Insurance, and the Welfare State (Paperback): Rachel Z Friedman Probable Justice - Risk, Insurance, and the Welfare State (Paperback)
Rachel Z Friedman
R992 Discovery Miles 9 920 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Decades into its existence as a foundational aspect of modern political and economic life, the welfare state has become a political cudgel, used to assign blame for ballooning national debt and tout the need for personal responsibility. At the same time, it affects nearly every citizen and permeates daily life--in the form of pension, disability, and unemployment benefits, healthcare and parental leave policies, and more. At the core of that disjunction is the question of how we as a society decide who should get what benefits--and how much we are willing to pay to do so. Probable Justice traces a history of social insurance from the eighteenth century to today, from the earliest ideas of social accountability through the advanced welfare state of collective responsibility and risk. At the heart of Rachel Z. Friedman's investigation is a study of how probability theory allows social insurance systems to flexibly measure risk and distribute coverage. The political genius of social insurance, Friedman shows, is that it allows for various accommodations of needs, risks, financing, and political aims--and thereby promotes security and fairness for citizens of liberal democracies.

See Both Sides - A Pratical Guide to Gender Analysis for Quality Service Delivery (Paperback): Karen Richardson See Both Sides - A Pratical Guide to Gender Analysis for Quality Service Delivery (Paperback)
Karen Richardson
R365 Discovery Miles 3 650 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Published by Oxfam GBs UK Poverty Programme Gender analysis has been used in international development for many years. It is now widely recognised that a better understanding of the particular needs of women and men makes a significant difference in the fight against poverty and disadvantage. This hands-on guide is designed to help those working in local government or the voluntary sector to plan and deliver services which will have a real impact on the everyday different lives of women and men.See Both Sides provides invaluable strategy, training exercises, and impact assessment tools, and shares examples from the experience of an organisation providing services to lone parents. They successfully used gender analysis to widen their target group, revitalise existing services and develop new ones. The process enabled them to understand better who lone parents are, recognise that welfare structures do not always reach them in their diversity, and change their work to reflect the reality of the ways in which parents share care. There is much common ground between gender and other equality areas: See Both Sides can also be used to support work on race, disability, and other equalities.

Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism (Hardcover): Anne Case, Angus Deaton Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism (Hardcover)
Anne Case, Angus Deaton
R670 R534 Discovery Miles 5 340 Save R136 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

New York Times Bestseller Wall Street Journal Bestseller A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice Longlisted for the Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year From economist Anne Case and Nobel Prize winner Angus Deaton, a groundbreaking account of how the flaws in capitalism are fatal for America's working class Life expectancy in the United States has recently fallen for three years in a row-a reversal not seen since 1918 or in any other wealthy nation in modern times. In the past two decades, deaths of despair from suicide, drug overdose, and alcoholism have risen dramatically, and now claim hundreds of thousands of American lives each year-and they're still rising. Anne Case and Angus Deaton, known for first sounding the alarm about deaths of despair, explain the overwhelming surge in these deaths and shed light on the social and economic forces that are making life harder for the working class. They demonstrate why, for those who used to prosper in America, capitalism is no longer delivering. Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism paints a troubling portrait of the American dream in decline. For the white working class, today's America has become a land of broken families and few prospects. As the college educated become healthier and wealthier, adults without a degree are literally dying from pain and despair. In this critically important book, Case and Deaton tie the crisis to the weakening position of labor, the growing power of corporations, and, above all, to a rapacious health-care sector that redistributes working-class wages into the pockets of the wealthy. Capitalism, which over two centuries lifted countless people out of poverty, is now destroying the lives of blue-collar America. This book charts a way forward, providing solutions that can rein in capitalism's excesses and make it work for everyone.

Where Economics Went Wrong - Chicago's Abandonment of Classical Liberalism (Hardcover): David Colander, Craig Freedman Where Economics Went Wrong - Chicago's Abandonment of Classical Liberalism (Hardcover)
David Colander, Craig Freedman
R712 R505 Discovery Miles 5 050 Save R207 (29%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

How modern economics abandoned classical liberalism and lost its way Milton Friedman once predicted that advances in scientific economics would resolve debates about whether raising the minimum wage is good policy. Decades later, Friedman's prediction has not come true. In Where Economics Went Wrong, David Colander and Craig Freedman argue that it never will. Why? Because economic policy, when done correctly, is an art and a craft. It is not, and cannot be, a science. The authors explain why classical liberal economists understood this essential difference, why modern economists abandoned it, and why now is the time for the profession to return to its classical liberal roots. Carefully distinguishing policy from science and theory, classical liberal economists emphasized values and context, treating economic policy analysis as a moral science where a dialogue of sensibilities and judgments allowed for the same scientific basis to arrive at a variety of policy recommendations. Using the University of Chicago-one of the last bastions of classical liberal economics-as a case study, Colander and Freedman examine how both the MIT and Chicago variants of modern economics eschewed classical liberalism in their attempt to make economic policy analysis a science. By examining the way in which the discipline managed to lose its bearings, the authors delve into such issues as the development of welfare economics in relation to economic science, alternative voices within the Chicago School, and exactly how Friedman got it wrong. Contending that the division between science and prescription needs to be restored, Where Economics Went Wrong makes the case for a more nuanced and self-aware policy analysis by economists.

International Trade, Welfare, and the Theory of General Equilibrium (Hardcover): Sugata Marjit, Saibal Kar International Trade, Welfare, and the Theory of General Equilibrium (Hardcover)
Sugata Marjit, Saibal Kar
R2,148 R1,992 Discovery Miles 19 920 Save R156 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This essential volume reflects the continuing and enduring utility of general equilibrium as a framework of analyses. It attempts to reiterate that understanding broad and holistic consequence of economic events and policies go beyond partial equilibrium perspective. Cutting across areas of research, general equilibrium perspectives in terms of small-scale GE models following the theory and perspectives of Ronald Jones can help readers develop informed judgement regarding critical policies. These include but are not limited to several areas of specific interest - the interaction of financial factors with international trade and implications for the 'real sectors' of the economy, the impact of labour market reforms on the unorganised sectors in developing and transition countries, the non-uniform effects of inflation and deflation on internal and external factor flows, and the sought-after relation between foreign investment and skill accumulation.

Preparing for Your Marriage (Paperback): William J. McRae Preparing for Your Marriage (Paperback)
William J. McRae
R385 R274 Discovery Miles 2 740 Save R111 (29%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

More than 25 percent of our marriages end in the tragedy of divorce, and over 72 percent of all teen-age marriages terminate in the courtroom. An undetermined number of young people are so disillusioned with marriage that it is no longer even a desirable option for them, and for many, marriage is really nothing more than an "armed truce." What are the reasons? Is there an answer? William McRae feels that most couples enter into marriage unprepared. Their expectations are unrealistic, their roles are undeveloped, their responsibilities are unknown, and their goals are undetermined. Because of this every couple married by Pastor McRae must be willing to participate in a premarriage study program. The material that has been developed and used over these years is essentially the content of this book.

Family and Kinship in East London (Hardcover): Michael Young, Peter Wilmott Family and Kinship in East London (Hardcover)
Michael Young, Peter Wilmott
R3,207 Discovery Miles 32 070 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

First published in 1957, and reprinted with a new introduction in 1986, Michael Young and Peter Willmott's book on family and kinship in Bethnal Green in the 1950s is a classic in urban studies.

A standard text in planning, housing, family studies and sociology, it predicted the failure in social terms of the great rehousing campaign which was getting under way in the 1950s. The tall flats built to replace the old ?slum? houses were unpopular. Social networks were broken up. The book had an immediate impact when it appeared ? extracts were published in the newspapers, the sales were a record for a report of a sociological study, Government ministers quoted it. But the approach it advocated was not accepted until the late 1960s, and by then it was too late.

This Routledge Revivals reissue includes the authors' introduction from the 1986 reissue, reviewing the impact of the book and its ideas thirty years on. They argue that if the lessons implicit in the book had been learned in the 1950s, London and other British cities might not have suffered the 'anomie' and violence manifested in the urban riots of the 1980s.

Scroungers - Moral Panics and Media Myths (Paperback): James Morrison Scroungers - Moral Panics and Media Myths (Paperback)
James Morrison
R596 R546 Discovery Miles 5 460 Save R50 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Scroungers, spongers, parasites ... These are just are some of the terms that are typically used, with increasing frequency, to describe the most vulnerable in our society, whether they be the sick, the disabled, or the unemployed. Long a popular scapegoat for all manner of social ills, under austerity we've seen hostility towards benefit claimants reach new levels of hysteria, with the 'undeserving poor' blamed for everything from crime to even rising levels of child abuse. While the tabloid press has played its role in fuelling this hysteria, the proliferation of social media has added a disturbing new dimension to this process, spreading and reinforcing scare stories, while normalising the perception of poverty as a form of 'deviancy' that runs contrary to the neoliberal agenda. Provocative and illuminating, Scroungers explores and analyses the ways in which the poor are portrayed both in print and online, placing these attitudes in a wider breakdown of social trust and community cohesion.

Leadership for Health and Social Care - A Straightforward Guide to the Diploma (Spiral bound): Siobhan Maclean, Peter Connors Leadership for Health and Social Care - A Straightforward Guide to the Diploma (Spiral bound)
Siobhan Maclean, Peter Connors
R795 Discovery Miles 7 950 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
A Violent World - Modern Threats to Economic Stability (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016): Jean-Herve Lorenzi, Mickael Berrebi A Violent World - Modern Threats to Economic Stability (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)
Jean-Herve Lorenzi, Mickael Berrebi
R742 Discovery Miles 7 420 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

During the 1990s Francis Fukuyama announced the end of history. The 2000s showed how it is an illusion to imagine a peaceful world without conflict. In this book the authors explore how six major constraints are set to fix the trajectory of the global economy. Three of them are new: the aging population, the failure of technical progress, and the scarcity of savings. The other three have been at work for some time: the explosion of inequality, the mass transfer of activities from one end of the world to the other, and the limitless financialization of economy. They suggest that like seismic activity which depends on pressure between tectonic plates, the political and social tensions will be exacerbated in the coming years by these major forces. They propose that authorities will be incapable of preventing neither the date nor the intensity of the coming earthquakes, and ask the question: Are we able to cope with these future shocks and the violence they are sure to cause?

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
R4,348 Discovery Miles 43 480 Ships in 10 - 15 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."

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
R4,359 Discovery Miles 43 590 Ships in 10 - 15 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.

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
R1,409 Discovery Miles 14 090 Ships in 10 - 15 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.

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
R4,099 Discovery Miles 40 990 Ships in 10 - 15 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.

International Family Studies - Developing Curricula and Teaching Tools (Paperback): International Family Studies - Developing Curricula and Teaching Tools (Paperback)
R1,001 Discovery Miles 10 010 Ships in 10 - 15 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.

Crime-free Housing in the 21st Century (Paperback): Barry Poyner Crime-free Housing in the 21st Century (Paperback)
Barry Poyner
R1,211 Discovery Miles 12 110 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book sets out to investigate the relationship between crime and the design and planning of housing, and to produce practical recommendations to help architects and planners to reduce crime. The book builds upon and updates research originally published in Crime Free Housing (1991), providing an easily accessible, high quality, and well presented account of crime and housing layout. The book focuses on strategies for reducing four different types of crime through better design, including: Burglarydiscouraging people from trying to break into houses; Car crimeproviding a safe place to park cars; Theft around the homeprotecting the front of the house, as well as items in gardens, sheds, and garages; Criminal damageminimizing malicious damage to property.

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