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Social Security

  • 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...

  • Rethinking Unemployment and the Work Ethicby Andrew Dunn

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 100.00

    This book investigates unemployed people's attitudes to employment. It reviews literature, identifies gaps in research and then presents findings from several new empirical studies. more...

  • Young People and Social Policy in Europeby Lorenza Antonucci; Myra Hamilton; Steven Roberts

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 100.00

    This edited collection provides the first in-depth analysis of social policies and the risks faced by young people. The book explores the effects of both the economic crisis and austerity policies on the lives of young Europeans, examining both the precarity of youth transitions, and the function of welfare state policies. 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...

  • Sexually Abused Children & Their Familiesby P. B. Mrazek; C. H. Kempe

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 31.95

    This volume of 18 articles provides information about a diversity of issues - recognition, legal codes, evaluation, psychodynamics, treatment, prognosis and outcome. Included are reports on an extensive survey of professional recognition in England and an examination of European criminal law relating to child sexual abuse, theoretical models of psychosexual... more...

  • The UN Secretariat's Influence on the Evolution of Peacekeepingby Silke Weinlich

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00

    Using a unique analytical framework, the UN Secretariat's Influence on the Evolution of Peacekeeping reveals deep insights in the UN's peacekeeping decision-making and shows that even international bureaucracies with limited autonomy can shape international politics. more...

  • Double Standardby James W. Russell

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 28.99

    Double Standard introduces students to social policy in the U.S. and Europe. The third edition has been revised and updated throughout to reflect current social policies in light of the recent recession, the Affordable Care Act and how it compares to European health care, paid vacation on both sides of the Atlantic, and more. more...

  • World Social Protection Report 2014/15by International Institute of Labour Studies

    International Labour Office 2014; US$ 50.00

    This ILO flagship report provides a global overview of the organization of social protection systems, their coverage and benefits, as well as public expenditures on social protection. It includes valuable and comprehensive statistical annexes with the latest social protection data. more...

  • The Mentally Subnormalby Margaret Adams; Howard Lovejoy

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 72.95

    The Mentally Subnormal: Social Work Approaches, Second Edition provides a discussion of the various issues faced by mentally challenged individuals. The book is comprised of eight chapters that talk about the role of social workers in mitigating the problem. The text first details the development of ideas and legislation relating to the mentally subnormal,... more...

  • High Technology Aids for the Disabledby W.J. Perkins

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 72.95

    High Technology Aids for the Disabled presents some technical aids and microcomputers for the disabled. This technology could herald a major advance in improving the quality of life of many disabled people. Organized into four parts, this book begins with an assessment of disability. This book then presents a very wide variety of bioengineering approaches... more...