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  • The Human Cost of Welfareby Phil Harvey; Lisa Conyers

    ABC-CLIO 2016; US$ 48.00

    Unlike other books on welfare, this one draws on the stories of more than 100 welfare recipients who are trapped in a system that keeps them underemployed and unemployed. The authors present case studies that show that being a part of a welfare program can actively result in the recipient having to limit their job efforts for fear of losing government... more...

  • Measuring and Assessing Well-being in Israelby OECD Publishing

    OECD Publishing 2016; US$ 23.00

    Measuring and Assessing Well-being in Israel provides a description of the level, distribution, and sustainability of well-being in Israel. Drawing on the methodology developed in the bi-annual report on well-being in OECD countries - How's Life? - this report extends the methodology to provide in an-depth examination of well-being in a single... more...

  • OECD Insights Income Inequalityby OECD Publishing

    OECD Publishing 2016; US$ 12.00

    Income inequality is rising. A quarter of a century ago, the average disposable income of the richest 10% in OECD countries was around seven times higher than that of the poorest 10%; today, it’s around 9½ times higher. Why does this matter? Many fear this widening gap is hurting individuals, societies and even economies. This book explores... more...

  • OECD Reviews of Health Systems OECD Reviews of Health Systems: Colombia 2016by OECD Publishing

    OECD Publishing 2016; US$ 39.00

    Colombia’s record in extending health insurance and health services to its population is impressive. In 1990, around 1 in 6 of the population had health insurance. Now, nearly 97% do, with greatest expansion occurring amongst poorer households. Likewise, in 1993 out-of-pocket spending made up 52% of total national expenditure on health. By 2006,... more...

  • OECD Reviews of Labour Market and Social Policies: Colombia 2016by OECD Publishing

    OECD Publishing 2016; US$ 33.00

    Colombia has made major economic and social advances in recent years. The combination of strong economic growth and policies targeted at the most vulnerable groups improved considerably the living standards of the Colombian population. Today, the country enjoys higher employment and labour force participation rates than the average of OECD countries... more...

  • All our welfareby Peter Beresford

    Policy Press 2016; US$ 39.95

    This unique book is the first to critique the past, present and future welfare state from a participatory perspective. Peter Beresford demonstrate the value of ?user knowledge? by challenging orthodox social policy and the limitations of both Fabian and Neo-liberal perspectives drawing on service users ? own ideas and experience. more...

  • OECD Insights: Ageingby OECD Publishing

    OECD Publishing 2016; US$ 12.00

    Ageing has a wide range of impacts on individuals and society as a whole. But the consequences for health care, working life, income and well-being in general are not always what many people imagine. OECD Insights: Ageing: Debate the Issues  discusses the problems, challenges, and opportunities that ageing brings to citizens and governments in... more...

  • OECD Reviews of Health Systems: Mexico 2016by OECD Publishing

    OECD Publishing 2016; US$ 39.00

    Ten years after the introduction of publically-funded universal health insurance, the Mexican health system finds itself at a critical juncture. Unquestionably, some measures of health and health system performance have improved: those previously uninsured now use health services more often, whilst numbers reporting impoverishing health expenditure... more...

  • Analyzing Social Policyby Mary Katherine O'Connor; F. Ellen Netting

    Wiley 2011; US$ 75.00

    From formulation to implementation, an approach to the analysis of social policy through the lens of research Analyzing Social Policy prepares professionals and students to make better informed decisions related to identifying and understanding the intricacies and potential impact of social policymaking and enactment on their organization as... more...