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Mayors and Money - Fiscal Policy in New York and Chicago (Paperback, 2nd ed.): Ester R. Fuchs Mayors and Money - Fiscal Policy in New York and Chicago (Paperback, 2nd ed.)
Ester R. Fuchs
R796 Discovery Miles 7 960 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Chicago and New York share similar backgrounds but have had strikingly different fates. Tracing their their fortunes from the 1930s to the present day, Ester R. Fuchs examines key policy decisions which have influenced the political structures of these cities and guided them into, or clear of, periods of economic crisis.

Health Economics And Policy: Selected Writings By Victor Fuchs (Hardcover): Victor R. Fuchs Health Economics And Policy: Selected Writings By Victor Fuchs (Hardcover)
Victor R. Fuchs
R2,201 R1,837 Discovery Miles 18 370 Save R364 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'The collection represents an extraordinary intellectual achievement and ... a handbook for anyone thinking about health and health policy.'Foreword by Sir Angus Deatonwinner of the Nobel Prize in Economics 'Victor Fuchs ... is one of the world's most influential figures in health, medicine, and policy ... His writings could be considered the single most authoritative guidebook on health economics.'Foreword by Victor J Dzau, MDPresident of the National Academy of Medicine Victor Fuchs offers a selection of his public lectures, articles, papers, and op-eds during the past 50 years. Also included are forewords by Sir Angus Deaton, Nobel Prize Laureate in Economics, and Victor Dzau, MD, president of the National Academy of Medicine. Organized in eight parts, it begins with an introduction to the field of health economics and ends with tributes to the founders and leaders of the field. In between, Fuchs discusses the determinants of health, the cost of medical care, international comparisons, health insurance, demography and aging, and health policy and health care reform. A special introduction precedes each Part. This book represents what Fuchs calls the economic perspective applied to health and medical care, a perspective of which Angus Deaton says, 'Fuchs has long been the master.'

Are Animals in Zoos Rather Conspicuous Than Endangered? (Paperback): D. Frynta, J. Maresova, E. Landova, S. Liskova, O.... Are Animals in Zoos Rather Conspicuous Than Endangered? (Paperback)
D. Frynta, J. Maresova, E. Landova, S. Liskova, O. Simkova, …
R1,124 R1,066 Discovery Miles 10 660 Save R58 (5%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book challenges the assumption that humans generally treat all animal species equally according to their need of conservation. Recent studies suggest that humans show strong preferences toward particular animal species/taxa and are willing to protect them more than others. Such understanding of human preferences is an important part of conservation strategies. Special attention has to be paid to less preferred, but endangered species. Fortunately, the highly preferred species are present in almost every family and also among threatened species. Thus, the zoos can replace preferred but common species by endangered one that meets both, conservation as well as visitor's aesthetic criteria.

Women's Quest For Economic Equality (Paperback, Revised): Victor R. Fuchs Women's Quest For Economic Equality (Paperback, Revised)
Victor R. Fuchs
R682 R645 Discovery Miles 6 450 Save R37 (5%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

It may seem to the casual observer that women have made striking gains in their quest for equality with men since the early 1960s. But have they really improved their lot? Are they really better off economically? In this clear, compact, and controversial book Victor Fuchs makes plain that except for women who are young, white, unmarried, and well educated, today's women have not gained economically at all relative to men. He shows that although women are earning a lot more, they have much less leisure time than they used to while men have more; the decline of marriage has made women more dependent on their own income, and their share of financial responsibility for children has grown. Scrutinizing this relative lack of progress and the reasons for the persistence of occupational segregation, the infamous wage gap, and the unequal responsibility for housework and childcare, Fuchs shows that the standard explanations-discrimination and exploitation by employers-are not the most important causes. Women's weaker economic position results primarily from conflicts between career and family, conflicts that are stronger for women than for men. Fuchs assembles many different kinds of evidence to suggest that, on average, women feel a stronger desire for children than men do, and have a greater concern for their welfare after they are born. This desire and concern create an economic disadvantage for women, even women who never marry and never have children.

Who Shall Live? Health, Economics And Social Choice (2nd Expanded Edition) (Hardcover, 2nd Enlarged edition): Victor R. Fuchs Who Shall Live? Health, Economics And Social Choice (2nd Expanded Edition) (Hardcover, 2nd Enlarged edition)
Victor R. Fuchs
R1,476 R1,397 Discovery Miles 13 970 Save R79 (5%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Since the first edition of Who Shall Live? (1974) over 100,000 students, teachers, physicians, and general readers from more than a dozen fields have found this book to be a reader-friendly, authoritative introduction to economic concepts applied to health and medical care. Fuchs provides clear explanations and memorable examples of the importance of the non-medical determinants of health, the dominant role of physicians in health care expenditures, the necessity of choices about health at the individual and societal levels, and many other compelling themes. Now, in a new introduction of some 8,000 words including new tables and figures, Fuchs, often called the "Dean of health economists," concisely summarizes the major changes of the past 37 years in health, medical care, and health policy. He focuses primarily on the United States but includes remarks about health policy in other countries, and addresses the question of whether national health care systems are becoming more alike. In addition to reviewing changes, the introduction explains why health expenditures grow so rapidly, why health spending in the United States is so much greater than in other countries, and what physicians need in order to practice cost-effective medicine. This second expanded edition also includes recent papers by Fuchs on the economics of aging, the socio-economic correlates of health, the future of health economics, and his policy recommendations for the United States to secure universal coverage, control of costs, and improvement in the quality of care. As was true of the first expanded edition (1998), this book will be welcomed by current students and life-long learners in economics, other social and behavioral sciences, medicine, public health, law, business, public policy, and other fields who want to understand the relation between health, economics, and social choice.

Who Shall Live? Health, Economics And Social Choice (2nd Expanded Edition) (Paperback, 2nd Enlarged edition): Victor R. Fuchs Who Shall Live? Health, Economics And Social Choice (2nd Expanded Edition) (Paperback, 2nd Enlarged edition)
Victor R. Fuchs
R901 R774 Discovery Miles 7 740 Save R127 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Since the first edition of Who Shall Live? (1974) over 100,000 students, teachers, physicians, and general readers from more than a dozen fields have found this book to be a reader-friendly, authoritative introduction to economic concepts applied to health and medical care. Fuchs provides clear explanations and memorable examples of the importance of the non-medical determinants of health, the dominant role of physicians in health care expenditures, the necessity of choices about health at the individual and societal levels, and many other compelling themes. Now, in a new introduction of some 8,000 words including new tables and figures, Fuchs, often called the "Dean of health economists," concisely summarizes the major changes of the past 37 years in health, medical care, and health policy. He focuses primarily on the United States but includes remarks about health policy in other countries, and addresses the question of whether national health care systems are becoming more alike. In addition to reviewing changes, the introduction explains why health expenditures grow so rapidly, why health spending in the United States is so much greater than in other countries, and what physicians need in order to practice cost-effective medicine. This second expanded edition also includes recent papers by Fuchs on the economics of aging, the socio-economic correlates of health, the future of health economics, and his policy recommendations for the United States to secure universal coverage, control of costs, and improvement in the quality of care. As was true of the first expanded edition (1998), this book will be welcomed by current students and life-long learners in economics, other social and behavioral sciences, medicine, public health, law, business, public policy, and other fields who want to understand the relation between health, economics, and social choice.

Aerodynamik - I. Band Mechanik Des Flugzeugs (German, Paperback, Softcover Reprint of the Original 1st 1934 ed.): R. Fuchs, L... Aerodynamik - I. Band Mechanik Des Flugzeugs (German, Paperback, Softcover Reprint of the Original 1st 1934 ed.)
R. Fuchs, L Hopf, Fr Seewald
R1,817 Discovery Miles 18 170 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Dieser Buchtitel ist Teil des Digitalisierungsprojekts Springer Book Archives mit Publikationen, die seit den Anfangen des Verlags von 1842 erschienen sind. Der Verlag stellt mit diesem Archiv Quellen fur die historische wie auch die disziplingeschichtliche Forschung zur Verfugung, die jeweils im historischen Kontext betrachtet werden mussen. Dieser Titel erschien in der Zeit vor 1945 und wird daher in seiner zeittypischen politisch-ideologischen Ausrichtung vom Verlag nicht beworben.

Who Shall Live? Health, Economics, And Social Choice (Expanded Edition) (Paperback, Enlarged edition): Victor R. Fuchs Who Shall Live? Health, Economics, And Social Choice (Expanded Edition) (Paperback, Enlarged edition)
Victor R. Fuchs
R906 Discovery Miles 9 060 Out of stock

In this classic book, Professor Victor Fuchs draws on his deep understanding of the strengths and limitations of economics and his intimate knowledge of health care institutions to help readers understand the problems every nation faces in trying to allocate health resources efficiently and equitably. Six complementary papers dealing with national health insurance, poverty and health, and other policy issues, including his 1996 presidential address to the American Economic Association, accompany the original 1974 text.

Health professionals, policy makers, social scientists, students and concerned citizens will all benefit from this highly readable, authoritative, and nuanced discussion of the difficult choices that lie ahead.

Who Shall Live? Health, Economics, And Social Choice (Expanded Edition) (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition): Victor R. Fuchs Who Shall Live? Health, Economics, And Social Choice (Expanded Edition) (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition)
Victor R. Fuchs
R1,265 Discovery Miles 12 650 Out of stock

Reviews from First Edition"It is the most useful little volume in recent years for the general reader ... Page for page, there is more fact, and more illuminatingprinciple, than in many books ten times its length". The New York Times book section"... superbly intelligent commentary on American health care ... another piece of evidence that the economists such as Fuchs arebecoming the shrewdest of the public moralists for this generation". The Washington Post Book WorldThis is a fine book, written by one of the most acute observers of the health scene in the United States today. We need more economists like Victor Fuchs to help us rationalize the increasingly expensive and chaotic system of health services. I agree most emphatically with his conclusions.John H KnowlesMD, President of The Rockefeller Foundation, 1974Overall, this book is a magnificent achievement. Every physician who reads it will find a great deal to think about. An enormous amount of information is compressed into 151 pages.Roger PlattMD, Consulting Editor, Hospital PhysicianWho Shall Live? is, by far, the best book I have ever read on the subject of medicine as it relates to economics ... I think every physician or patient concerned about what may or may not happen to our health care system ought to buy this book, read it, and keep it available for reference.William A NolenMD, Minneapolis Tribune

The Future of Health Policy (Paperback, New Ed): Victor R. Fuchs The Future of Health Policy (Paperback, New Ed)
Victor R. Fuchs
R839 R711 Discovery Miles 7 110 Save R128 (15%) Out of stock

Americans are understandably concerned about the runaway costs of medical care and the fact that one citizen out of seven is without health insurance coverage. Solving these problems is a top priority for the Clinton administration, but as Victor Fuchs shows, the task is enormously complex. In this book Fuchs, America's foremost health economist, provides the reader with the necessary concepts, facts, and analyses to comprehend the complicated issues of health policy. He shows why health care reform that benefits society as a whole will unavoidably burden certain individuals and groups. Fuchs addresses such central questions as cost containment, managed competition, technology assessment, poverty and health, children's health, and national health insurance. The future of U.S. health policy, he argues, is tightly linked to three basic questions; First, how can we disengage health insurance from employment? Second, how can we tame technological change in health care? And finally how can we cope with the runaway medical costs of an aging society?

How We Live - Economic Perspective on Americans from Birth to Death (Hardcover): Victor R. Fuchs How We Live - Economic Perspective on Americans from Birth to Death (Hardcover)
Victor R. Fuchs
R874 Discovery Miles 8 740 Out of stock

An economic approach to the social turmoil of American life examines the failure of the family, the impact of demographics on individuals, and the effects of analyzing present and future costs and benefits on individual choice.

How We Live - An Economic Perspective on Americans from Birth to Death (Paperback, New Ed): Victor R. Fuchs How We Live - An Economic Perspective on Americans from Birth to Death (Paperback, New Ed)
Victor R. Fuchs
R750 R641 Discovery Miles 6 410 Save R109 (15%) Out of stock

Victor Fuchs, author of Who Shall Live?, cuts through the hand wringing and the "pop" panaceas for America's current social crises in a brilliant analysis of the way we live. The facts are familiar. A doubled rate of divorce. A birth rate cut nearly in half while the percentage of illegitimate births nearly tripled. The young face dismal job prospects, and many of the old are totally dependent on the federal government. Fuchs's economic approach shows us that the societal upheaval of American life is not created by fiat but rather emerges as millions of men and women make seemingly small choices that are constrained by their circumstances: "Should I go back to school?" "How many children should we have?" "When should I retire?" In a masterly synthesis, he shows the interrelatedness of our choices regarding family, work, health, and education throughout the life cycle. He uses the latest facts of American life to explore three major themes-the fading family, the impact of simple demographics on individual destiny, and the effect of weighing present and future costs and benefits on individual choice. Fuchs concludes by offering innovative solutions to many contemporary problems: social security, health insurance, child care, youth unemployment, and illegitimate births. Moving beyond the outworn orthodoxies of liberalism and conservatism, he offers a clearer view of our circumstances so that readers from all walks of life can make better private choices, and contribute to more effective public policies.

Economic Aspects of Health (Hardcover): Victor R. Fuchs Economic Aspects of Health (Hardcover)
Victor R. Fuchs
R1,923 Discovery Miles 19 230 Out of stock

Unlike earlier work in medical economics, which has focused on medical care, these ten papers stress the production and consequences of health itself. They reveal a serious concern with real-world health problems in their investigation of such subjects as infant mortality, life expectancy, morbidity, and disability. These papers are unusual, as well, in bringing to bear on these problems new and powerful theoretical and statistical tools. They draw on, and in some cases are, original sources for new bodies of data. As such, "Economic Aspects of Health "comprises a useful blend of relevance and rigor.

Individual and Social Responsibility - Child Care, Education, Medical Care, and Long-Term Care in America (Hardcover): Victor... Individual and Social Responsibility - Child Care, Education, Medical Care, and Long-Term Care in America (Hardcover)
Victor R. Fuchs
R2,262 Discovery Miles 22 620 Out of stock

Does the US government spend too little or too much on child care? How can education dollars be spent more efficiently? Should the government's role in medical care increase or decrease? In this volume, social scientists, lawyers and a physician explore the political, social and economic forces that shape policies affecting human services. Four studies of human-service sectors - child care, education, medical care and long-term care for the elderly - are followed by six cross-sector studies that stimulate new ways of thinking about human services through the application of economic theory, institutional analysis and the history of social policy. Seeking to shed light on the tension between individual and social responsibility, this book should appeal to economists and other social scientists and policy-makers concerned with social policy issues. The contributors include Kenneth J. Arrow, Martin Feldstein, Victor Fuchs, Alan M. Garber, Eric A. Hanushek, Christopher Jencks, Seymour Martin Lipset, Glenn Loury, Roger G. Noll, Paul M. Romer, Amartya Sen and Theda Skocpol.

Mayors and Money - Fiscal Policy in New York and Chicago (Hardcover, 2nd ed.): Ester R. Fuchs Mayors and Money - Fiscal Policy in New York and Chicago (Hardcover, 2nd ed.)
Ester R. Fuchs
R2,571 Discovery Miles 25 710 Out of stock

Chicago and New York share similar backgrounds but have had strikingly different fates. Tracing their fortunes from the 1930s to the present day, Ester R. Fuchs examines key policy decisions which have influenced the political structures of these cities and guided them into, or clear of, periods of economic crisis.

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