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  • OECD Reviews of Health Care Quality OECD Reviews of Health Care Quality: Japan 2015by OECD Publishing

    OECD Publishing 2015; US$ 41.00

    This report reviews the quality of health care in Japan, and seeks to highlight best practices, and provides a series of targeted assessments and recommendations for further improvements to quality of care. One of Japan’s foremost policy challenges is to create an economically-active ageing society. Excellent health care will be central to achieving... more...

  • Finger Foodsby Yvonne Coleman

    ReadHowYouWant 2005; US$ 9.99

    Nutrition Consultants Australia provides a diverse range of Services and Products - hopefully some of them will appeal to you the visitor to this site. Whilst our Consultancy services are provided solely within the residential Aged Care sector, our Products have broader appeal. Any Health Professional or Health Service Provider whose clinical interests... more...

  • Justice as Right Actionsby Young Kim

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 84.99

    Justice as Right Actions proffers an original theory of justice and contrasts the theory with major contemporary accounts. Stated as two principles and a priority rule, the theory provides normative guidance to questions of justice in given political circumstances. more...

  • Investing in Youth: Latviaby OECD Publishing

    OECD Publishing 2015; US$ 33.00

    This report provides a detailed diagnosis of the youth labour market and education system in Latvia from an international comparative perspective, and offers tailored recommendations to help improve school-to-work transitions. It also provides an opportunity for other countries to learn from the innovative measures that Latvia has taken to strengthen... more...

  • Social Work and Disabilityby Peter Simcock; Rhoda Castle

    Wiley 2016; US$ 28.95 US$ 25.09

    Social Work and Disability offers a contemporary and critical exploration of social work practice with people with physical and sensory impairments, an area that has previously been marginalized within both practice and academic literature. It explores how social work practice can, and indeed does, contribute to the promotion of disabled people’s... 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 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...

  • 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 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...

  • The Human Cost of Welfare: How the System Hurts the People It's Supposed to Helpby 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...