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Social Policy

  • People, Population Change and Policiesby

    Springer Netherlands 2008; US$ 279.00

    This two-volume work explores social cohesion and the demographic challenges of low birth rates and population aging. Authors approach the topic from the perspective of citizens and policymakers, analyzing attitudes from 14 European countries on demographic trends and expectations towards private networks and public policies. Volume 2 focuses on family... more...

  • Causal Analysis in Population Studiesby

    Springer Netherlands 2009; US$ 209.00

    The aim of many studies in population research and demography is to explain cause-effect relationships among variables or events. This book presents both theoretical contributions and empirical applications of the counterfactual approach to causal inference. more...

  • International Handbook of Rural Demographyby

    Springer Netherlands 2011; US$ 399.00

    This essential Springer handbook is one of a series that explore the nexus between demography and social science. It examines the trends and features of rural populations and provides a much-needed comparative assessment for policy makers and researchers. more...

  • China's Emerging Financial Marketsby

    Springer US 2009; US$ 149.00

    China?s economy has undergone tremendous change. This insightful book examines the evolving Chinese financial system. It provides alternative perspectives of the system?s evolution and its potential contribution to economic growth. more...

  • Disadvantaged Workersby

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 179.00

    This book includes empirical contributions focusing on disadvantaged workers. According to the European Commission?s definition, disadvantaged workers include categories of workers with difficulties entering the labour market without assistance and hence, requiring the application of public measures aimed at improving their employment opportunities.... more...

  • Labor and Employment Relations in a Globalized Worldby

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 129.00

    This book explores the new challenges for work and employment relations in the wake of globalization. It describes contemporary developments and ways in which labor relations systems are evolving around the world and in Turkey. Authors combine the latest information with in-depth insights on a variety of issues. The implications of international trade... more...

  • How Long Do We Live?by

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2008; US$ 209.00

    This book reviews the debate on how best to measure period longevity. Leading experts in demography critically examine the existence of the tempo effect in mortality, present extensions and applications, and compare period and cohort longevity measures. more...

  • Fertility, Living Arrangements, Care and Mobilityby

    Springer Netherlands 2009; US$ 219.00

    This book examines some important trends that have underpinned reductions in fertility. It demonstrates how relationships between partners have resulted in new living arrangements with changing attitudes from marriage to co-habitation as the social norm. more...

  • Creative Economies, Creative Citiesby

    Springer Netherlands 2009; US$ 209.00

    The cultural and creative industries are becoming increasingly prominent on many policy agendas. This book provides critical and comparative perspectives between Asia and Europe. Showing the differences between them allows for meaningful comparisons. more...

  • Culture and Well-Beingby

    Springer Netherlands 2009; US$ 59.99

    Ed Diener is the leading research scientist studying happiness and well-being. This is the second of three volumes that collect all his major works. It covers well-being in and across various cultures and includes work from Diener?s former students. more...