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  • A Decade of Social Protection Development in Selected Asian Countriesby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2017; US$ 20.00

    Over the past ten years economic growth in Asia has contributed to a reduction of poverty as well as fertility rates, and greater prosperity has contributed to gains in life expectancy. However, at present many workers still work in informal employment, frequently for long hours at little pay and without social protection coverage. A growing demand... more...

  • Investing in Youth: Japanby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2017; US$ 33.00

    The present report on Japan is the seventh report in the Investing in Youth series. In three statistical chapters, the report provides an overview of the labour market situation of young people in Japan, presents a portrait of young people who are not in employment, education or training (the NEETs) and analyses the income situation of young people... more...

  • Primary Care in Denmarkby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2017; US$ 20.00

    In many ways, primary care in Denmark performs well. Danish primary care is trusted and valued by patients, and is relatively inexpensive. But there are important areas where it needs to be strengthened. Most critically, Danish primary care is relatively opaque in terms of the performance data available at local level. Greater transparency is vital... more...

  • Social policy in an era of competitionby Dan Horsfall; John Hudson

    Policy Press 2017; US$ 42.95

    Providing a new cross-national and international narrative on how global competition has reshaped welfare states this book captures the complexity of social policy reform process that have taken place over the past 25 years. more...

  • International Migration Outlook 2017by OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2017; US$ 105.00

    The International Migration Outlook 2017, the 41st edition of this annual OECD publication, analyses recent developments in migration movements and policies in OECD countries and selected non-member countries. Where relevant, it examines the impact of the recent increase in humanitarian migration. It looks at the evolution of the labour market outcomes... more...

  • From Manual Workers to Wage Laborersby Robert Castel

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 57.95

    In this monumental book, sociologist Robert Castel reconstructs the history of what he calls "the social question," or the ways in which both labor and social welfare have been organized from the Middle Ages onward to contemporary industrial society. Throughout, the author identifies two constants bearing directly on the question of who is entitled... more...

  • Targeting Social Benefitsby Neil Gilbert

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    Over the last decade changing family life and increasing fiscal constraints on welfare expenditures have forced industrialized nations to reconsider how they approach social protection. Faced with fiscal and demographic changes, many countries have been struggling to -develop innovative policy responses. Some involve targeting benefits in order to... more...

  • Citizens, Families, and Reformby Stein Ringen

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    Modern families are economic institutions of great productivity. They contribute as much to a society's economic well-being as does worker productivity in formal markets. In Citizens, Families, and Reform , Stein Ringen shows how long-standing inequalities of income and class are flexible and changing in post-industrial societies. Such inequalities... more...

  • Accessory Apartments in Single-family Housingby Martin Gellen

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    As the reproduction cost of housing has increased, consumers have made intensive use of existing dwellings. Conversions of the housing stock have regained prominence as a source of supply. This book introduces the accessory apartment and assesses its potential as an emerging resource for meeting local and national housing needs. Although accessory... more...

  • Comparative Social Administrationby John Greve

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    This is the first work that systematically applies the comparative method to the study of social policy and administration. After a full discussion of this approach in the introduction, the book offers three authoritative national studies--France, Norway, Canada--each giving a rounded picture of social policy and administration in the particular country.... more...