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  • Adolescent Girls at Riskby Harold Marchant; Helen M. Smith; Jean P. Nursten

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 31.95

    Adolescent Girls at Risk focuses on a fieldwork that employed measures and programs designed to help girls in their transformation to adolescence. The book first ponders on the theoretical background and plan of the project, including fieldwork aims and methods, research aims and methods, and at risk factors. The text then examines the girls who... more...

  • Ageing and Incomeby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2001; US$ 61.00

    This landmark study of the material well-being of older people in nine OECD countries -- Canada, Finland, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States -- uses a wealth of new data to shed light on the challenges that face policy-makers as they anticipate the coming retirement of the baby-boom generation.... more...

  • Arthritis and Societyby Nortin M. Hadler; Dennis B. Gillings

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95

    Arthritis and Society examines the interaction between the structure of our society and the impact of rheumatic diseases on the lifestyle of those afflicted. It has drawn the distinction between the private and public experience of illness in order to produce a comprehensive analysis of the impact of musculoskeletal disease on society. This book... more...

  • Baby Boomers of Colorby Melvin Delgado

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 34.99

    Because researchers often treat baby boomers of color as belonging to one group, quality data on the individual status of specific racial populations is lacking, leading to insufficiently designed programs, policies, and services. The absence of data is a testament to the invisibility of baby boomers of color in society and deeply affects the practice... more...

  • The Battle for Social Securityby Nancy J. Altman

    Wiley 2012; US$ 39.95

    This book illuminates the politics and policy of the current struggle over Social Security in light of the program's compelling history and ingenious structure. After a brief introduction describing the dramatic response of the Social Security Administration to the 9/11 terrorist attack, the book recounts Social Securityâ??s lively history. Although... more...

  • Closing the Coverage Gapby Robert Holzmann

    World Bank Publications 2009; US$ 24.99

    Closing the Coverage Gap discusses how social pensions and other retirement income transfers can be used to close the coverage gap of mandatory pension systems. The book is organized in three parts. The first part makes the case for these programs by assessing the extent of the coverage gap around the world and evaluating the vulnerability to poverty... more...

  • The Concept and Measurement of Quality of Life in the Frail Elderlyby James E. Birren; James E. Lubben; Janice Cichowlas Rowe; Donna E. Deutchman

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 72.95

    This work presents the first serious attempt to impose rigor on the definition and measurement of quality of life among the elderly. The book uses a conference to develop background but goes well beyond the meeting in terms of depth of reviews of the literature and of integration among the chapters. This book is intended for use by researchers in the... more...

  • Conduct Disorders in Youthby Lourens Schlebusch

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 31.95

    Conduct Disorders in Youth deals with the maladaptive behavior, delinquency and other forms of waywardness in youth. It features significant contributions from the research literature relating to the subject in general and to the South African situation in particular. This book is organized into three main parts. The chapters evaluate the usefulness... more...

  • Creating Change in Mental Health Organizationsby George W. Fairweather; David H. Sanders; Louis G. Tornatzky; Arnold P. Goldstein

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95

    Creating Change in Mental Health Organizations discusses the findings of the experiment designed to identify the parameters of social change in mental health organizations. The title details the results from a variety of perspectives, such as experimental and hospital employees. The text first covers the need for social change in treating mental illness,... more...

  • Die Sprache der (Un-)Sicherheitby Matthias Schulze

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 18.92

    (Un)-Sicherheit ist immer eine Frage der Interpretation. Durch politische Sprache werden Bedrohung und Unsicherheit gezielt konstruiert, so dass sich Gesetze legitimieren lassen, die andernfalls kaum mehrheitsfähig wären. Am Beispiel der politischen Debatten um die Einführung der Vorratsdatenspeicherung und der Online-Durchsuchung (BKA-Gesetz) untersucht... more...