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Social Policy

  • Economic Policies and Unemployment Dynamics in Europeby

    International Monetary Fund 1997; US$ 12.00

    This book, edited by S.G.B. Henry and Dennis J. Snower, examines the high unemployment that has plagued five European countries- France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom- for more than a decade. Its methodology focuses on the mechanisms that prevent employers and employees from adjusting promptly to changing market opportunities. Chief... more...

  • The Social Effects of Economic Adjustment on Arab Countriesby

    International Monetary Fund 1997; US$ 10.00

    The papers presented in this volume edited by Taher H. Kanaan - the eighth in a series of seminars sponsored by the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development, the Arab Monetary Fund, the IMF, and the World Bank - explore the relationship between economic reforms, growth, employment, and social sector performance. Topics discussed include the political... more...

  • Social Safety Nets: Issues and Recent Experienceby

    International Monetary Fund 1998; US$ 11.25

    The 14 papers that comprise this book, edited by Ke-young Chu and Sanjeev Gupta, provide a comprehensive review of the IMF's work on social safety nets. Part I provides a broad overview of the social concerns in structural policy and the basic work related to social safety nets. Part II deals with the design of social safety nets. Part III provides... more...

  • Finance & Development, June 2011by International Monetary Fund

    International Monetary Fund 2011; US$ 4.00

    'Wising Up to the Costs of Aging' looks at how falling fertility and rising life expectancy have combined to threaten the ability of many countries to provide a decent standard of living for the old without imposing a crushing burden on the young. In our lead article, Ronald Lee and Andrew Mason say that while population aging in rich industrial countries... more...

  • Finance & Development, September 2006by International Monetary Fund

    International Monetary Fund 2006; US$ 5.00

    The Economics of Demographics provides a detailed look at how the biggest demographic upheaval in history is affecting global development. The issue explores demographic change and the effects of population aging from a variety of angles, including pensions, health care, financial markets, and migration, and looks specifically at the impact in Europe... more...

  • Reforming Medicareby Henry Aaron; Jeanne M. Lambrew; Patrick F. Healy

    Brookings Institution Press 2009; US$ 29.99

    Everyone agrees on the need to reform Medicare but not on how to do it. Some argue the program is too comprehensive, others that it is not comprehensive enough. Some suggest it pays too much for health care, others, too little. Meanwhile, the financial stakes continue to mount. Medicare spending exceeded $400 billion in 2007, making it more expensive... more...

  • Nudge Theory in Actionby Sherzod Abdukadirov

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 28.52

    This collection challenges the popular but abstract concept of nudging, demonstrating the real-world application of behavioral economics in policy-making and technology. Groundbreaking and practical, it considers the existing political incentives and regulatory institutions that shape the environment in which behavioral policy-making occurs, as well... more...

  • Taking the Crime Out of Sex Workby Gillian Abel; Lisa Fitzgerald; Catherine Healy

    Policy Press 2010; US$ 99.00

    This book examines the decriminalisation of all sectors of sex work in New Zealand. It provides first hand views and experience on this policy from the point of view of those involved in the sex industry, as well as people involved in developing, implementing, researching and reviewing the policies. more...

  • Treatyby Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Commission; Australian Institute of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Studies

    Aboriginal Studies Press 2001; US$ 17.50

    These essays were commissioned to stimulate discussion and debate about a treaty between Indigenous and white Australians. It is an important contribution to the national dialogue in Australia, a nation that has been shaped by a history that contains little trace of Treaty of peaceful co-existence amongst Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. The... more...

  • Cities between Competitiveness and Cohesionby Peter Ache; Hans Thor Andersen; Thomas Maloutas; Mike Raco; Tuna Tasan-Kok

    Springer Netherlands 2008; US$ 179.73

    European cities have for decades found themselves in a phase of important changes. Concomitantly multi-level and multi-actor policy processes have unfolded in the EU. Sub-national governments are facing new challenges as their manufacturing industry withers away, still more responsibility for matching the globalisation ch- lenges such as welfare, employment... more...