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  • 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...

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

    OECD Publishing 2016; US$ 37.00

    Latvia has undergone major economic and social change since the early 1990s. Despite an exceptionally deep recession following the global financial crisis, impressive economic growth over the past two decades has narrowed income and productivity gaps relative to comparator countries in the OECD. But Latvians report low degrees of life satisfaction,... more...

  • Post-Communist Welfare States in European Contextby Kati Kuitto

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2016; US$ 40.00

    This is the first book providing a comprehensive and systematic empirical assessment of the post-communist welfare states in Central and Eastern Europe in the context of their Western European counterparts. Based on the classical typologies of welfare regimes, the study systematically compares 26 European welfare states across three empirical dimensions.... more...

  • Transformation of the Welfare Stateby Neil Gilbert; Amitai Etzioni

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 19.99

    How much has really changed in the world of welfare? A great deal, according to Neil Gilbert, one of our most deeply engaged and thoughtful analysts of social welfare policy. In this panoramic inquiry, Gilbert spans the globe to assess, in provocative yet dispassionate fashion, what welfare looks like in a free market world. From Sweden to the U.S.,... more...

  • The Maxwell Manual for Good Citizenshipby Bill Coplin

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 52.99

    This is a completely revised update of the third edition of Public Policy Skills. That manual has been used to teach more than 30,000 students at Syracuse University and in a college credit course taught at more than 50 high schools as part of the academic program of the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, the Number 1 school of public... more...

  • Social Policy for Social Workby Lorraine Green; Karen Clarke

    Wiley 2016; US$ 29.95 US$ 25.96

    Contemporary social work cannot be understood without an appreciation of the broader context of social policy in which it takes place. Such an understanding is increasingly important as social workers are expected to work across institutional, professional and even national boundaries in new ways profoundly affected by the changing global context.... more...