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  • Das Recht der Freien Wohlfahrtspflegeby Heinrich Griep; Heribert Renn

    Lambertus-Verlag 2011; Not Available

    Rechtsgrundlagen für die Freie Wohlfahrtspflege. Wie frei ist die ''Freie Wohlfahrtspflege'' wirklich? Neben der Analyse der Stellung der Wohlfahrtsverbände im sozialen Rechtsstaat, befasst sich das Buch mit dieser Frage und versucht, hierauf Antworten aus rechtlicher Sicht zu geben. Daneben sollen Gefahren und Chancen aufgezeigt werden, die sich aus... more...

  • Lebensweltbezogene Behindertenarbeit und Sozialraumorientierungby Georg Theunissen

    Lambertus-Verlag 2012; Not Available

    Sozialraumorientierung - so lautet das neue Leitprinzip zur Verwirklichung von Inklusion und Teilhabe behinderter Menschen. Soll Sozialraumorientierung zu mehr Lebensqualität führen, muss sie mit einer lebensweltbezogenen Behindertenarbeit und dem Empowerment-Konzept verbunden werden. Dadurch ergeben sich neue und anspruchsvolle Aufgaben sowie zukunftsweisende... more...

  • The Future of the Welfare Stateby Robert Urbé

    Lambertus-Verlag 2012; Not Available

    The Future of Europe has to be social, or there will be no Future! Welfare in itself is a concept that is dependent on cultural differences. These provide an explanation for the different historically-rooted welfare concepts throughout European countries. For our research we have consciously focused on European Union member countries, the number of... 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...

  • 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...

  • OECD Reviews of Health Care Quality: United Kingdom 2016by OECD Publishing

    OECD Publishing 2016; US$ 29.00

    Health systems in the United Kingdom have, for many years, made the quality of care a highly visible priority, internationally pioneering many tools and policies to assure and improve the quality of care. A key challenge, however, is to understand why, despite being a global leader in quality monitoring and improvement, the United Kingdom does not... more...