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  • Progressive Punishmentby Judah Schept

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 22.00

    The growth of mass incarceration in the United States eludes neat categorization as a product of the political Right. Liberals played important roles in both laying the foundation for and then participating in the conservative tough on crime movement that is largely credited with the rise of the prison state. But what of those politicians... more...

  • Social Quality Theoryby Ka Lin; Peter Herrmann

    Berghahn Books 2015; US$ 39.95

    Social quality thinking emerged from a critique of one-sided policies by breaking through the limitations previously set by purely economistic paradigms. By tracing its expansion and presenting different aspects of social quality theory, this volume provides an overview of a more nuanced approach,  which assesses societal progress and introduces proposals... more...

  • The Law that Changed the Face of Americaby Margaret Sands Orchowski

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 39.99

    2015 marks the 50 th anniversary of the passage of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) of 1965?a landmark decision that made the United State the diverse nation it is today. The Law that Changed the Face of America , Congressional journalist and immigration expert Margaret Sands Orchowski delivers a never before told story of how immigration... more...

  • The Policy and Politics of Food Stamps and SNAPby Matthew Gritter

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 45.00

    Food Stamps, now known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), has endured and expanded in recent years. The program has been preserved and in some cases enhanced as a result of its inclusion in the Farm Bill, being characterized as a safety net of last resort and as a program for the deserving poor. more...

  • Japanese Women in Science and Engineeringby Naonori Kodate; Kashiko Kodate

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    The gender gap in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) varies greatly from country to country, and the number of Japanese women in these fields remains relatively few. This prompts us to ask why the proportion of female scientists in Japan is still remarkably low and what measures the government, universities and research institutes... more...

  • Perspectives on Regional Unemployment in Europeby Antonio Spilimbergo

    International Monetary Fund 1999; US$ 9.00

    The third stage of European Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) was implemented in January 1999 against the specter of persistently high unemployment in many of the participating countries. While the high European unemployment has received considerable attention, this new IMF staff study analyzes an equally important issue: the extent of regional unemployment... more...

  • Labor Market Policies and IMF Advice in Advanced Economies during the Great Recessionby Olivier Blanchard

    International Monetary Fund 2013; US$ 5.00

    This paper does two things. First, it articulates what are the main implications of theoretical and empirical research for design of labor market policies and labor market institutions. Second, in this light, the paper analyzes the IMF?s labor market recommendations since the beginning of the crisis, both in general, and more specifically in program... more...

  • Mitigating the Social Costs of the Economic Crisis and the Reform Programs in Asiaby Marijn Verhoeven

    International Monetary Fund 1998; US$ 5.00

    This paper presents a preliminary analysis of the likely social impact of the economic crisis and the reform programs in three Asian countries?Indonesia, Korea, and Thailand. The focus is on likely changes in real consumption expenditures arising from higher inflation and increases in unemployment. The current social policy measures adopted in the... more...

  • Unemployment in Ireland: A Survey of Features and Causesby Julio Santaella

    International Monetary Fund 1995; US$ 5.00

    This paper examines the problem of unemployment in Ireland. A brief description of the main distinctive features of the structure of Irish unemployment is presented. Based on up to date literature, the possible causes behind unemployment are reviewed. Empirical studies that have quantified the contributions of different determinants to the increase... more...

  • Petroleum Product Subsidies: Costly, Inequitable, and On the Riseby John Piotrowski

    International Monetary Fund 2010; US$ 5.00

    Petroleum product subsidies have again started to increase with the rebound in international prices. This note reviews recent developments in subsidy levels and argues that reforming the policy framework for setting petroleum product prices is necessary to reduce the fiscal burden of these subsidies and to address climate change. Between 2003 and... more...