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  • Family and the Welfare State in Europeby Agnes Blome; Wolfgang Keck; Jens Alber

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2009; US$ 40.00

    Explores the role of both the family and the state in shaping the living conditions of the young and old in Europe. This title provides a comparative theoretical and empirical analysis of age-related policies and welfare arrangements in Germany, France, Italy and Sweden. It is suitable for researchers in the field of comparative social policy. more...

  • School-Age Child Careby Michael Allenson; Michelle Seligson

    ABC-CLIO 1993; US$ 35.00

    Families need child care more in the 1990s than ever before. Those hours surrounding school time are particularly troublesome for working parents. In this new edition of a pioneering work, Seligson and Allenson explore the challenges which child care providers will encounter as the 21st century approaches. The authors skillfully balance a practical... more...

  • Family Violenceby Mildred Pagelow

    ABC-CLIO 1984; US$ 41.95

    Mildred Pagelow's Family Violence . . . is a liberal rather than radical book. Pagelow believes that experts on family violence must have `an underlying faith in the goodness of people,' since `there will always be a majority of people who struggle against violence.' . . . Her book is encyclopedic in its coverage, presenting the data on... more...

  • OECD Reviews of Health Systems, Finland 2005by OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2005; US$ 33.00

    This comprehensive review of the Finnish health care system evaluates financing, service provision, investment, governance, and insurance/payment schemes. Recent reforms are assessed and longer-term challenges such as those posed by technological change, a rapidly ageing population, and rising consumer expectations are evaluated.  The review includes... more...

  • Western Spectacle of Governance and the Emergence of Humanitarian World Politicsby Mika Aaltola

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 105.00

    Humanitarianism has arguably become the key frame through which multifarious actors of world evaluate each other legitimacy and determinate their roles in the current world. Moreover, this new "humanitarian paradigm" has become an essential expression of what is meant by international community and contemporary world order behind it. The book examines... more...

  • Social Work and Child Welfare Politicsby Hannele Forsberg; Teppo Kröger

    Policy Press 2009; US$ 99.00

    Drawing on contemporary research and debates from different Nordic countries, this book examines how social work and child welfare politics are produced and challenged as both global and local ideas and practices. more...

  • Delivering Services in Multicultural Societiesby Alexandre Marc

    World Bank Publications 2009; US$ 14.99

    The last twenty years has witnessed a growing recognition of the importance of considering cultural and ethnic diversity in the design and implementation of development programs. The increasing cultural diversity of societies throughout the world and the important role of culture in identity formation in a global society create a major challenge for... more...

  • Measuring Upby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2002; US$ 126.00

    Proceedings of the Ottawa Conference, November 2001. How can we measure the performance of different health systems, and how can we use such information to support on-going health systems improvement? Those are the central questions addressed in this volume. Health policy makers have a growing interest in finding ways of encouraging health systems... more...

  • International Migration in Asiaby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2001; US$ 109.00

    This publication presents the current migration policy debates in Asia, which are largely influenced by recent macroeconomic and labour market developments in the region. It analyses post-crisis trends in migration flows and the employment of foreign workers. Particular attention is paid to promoting social integration of foreign workers and to combatting... more...

  • Trends in International Migration 2000by OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2001; US$ 109.00

    This book presents an analysis of recent trends in migration movements and policies in OECD countries as well as in certain non-member countries. It includes a detailed description of the flows, the different channels of immigration and the nationalities of the migrants concerned. In addition to this overall analysis, the reader will also find in this... more...