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Social Services & Welfare

  • In The Hands of Strangersby Wardle-Jackson Beverly

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 12.73

    We were children caught up in a welfare system that was meant to protect us, but ultimately served only to damage us. Yes, it was a different time, but many of the things that happened to us wouldn't be acceptable in any era. My name is Beverly Wardle-Jackson, and this is my story.' In the Hands of Strangers is the heartwrenching story of a stolen... more...

  • The Common-Sense Guide to Improving the Safeguarding of Childrenby Terry McCarthy

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00

    This book presents a simple and direct three-step approach for developing effective safeguarding practice, providing structured guidance for frontline managers and practitioners. more...

  • Dementia Research and Careby OECD Publishing

    OECD Publishing 2015; US$ 0.00

    OECD countries are developing strategies to improve the quality of life of those affected by dementia and to support long-term efforts for a disease-modifying therapy or cure. The OECD jointly hosted an international workshop in Toronto with the Ontario Brain Institute (OBI) and the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (IHPME), University... more...

  • Recruiting Immigrant Workers Recruiting Immigrant Workers: Austria 2014by OECD Publishing

    OECD Publishing 2015; US$ 0.00

    Austria has low levels of labour migration from non-EU/EFTA countries. At the same time, intra-EU free mobility has grown significantly and since 2011, overall migration for employment is above the OECD average. It recently reformed its labour migration system, making it more ready to accept labour migrants where they are needed, especially in medium-skilled... more...

  • The Age of Dignityby Ai-jen Poo

    New Press, The 2015; US$ 25.95

    By 2035, 11.5 million Americans will be over the age of eighty-five, more than double today?s 5 million, living longer than ever before. To enable all of us to age with dignity and security in the face of this coming Age Wave, our society must learn to value the care of our elders. The process of building a culture that supports care is a key component... more...

  • The Hero's Fightby Ferná; Patricia ndez-Kelly

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 35.00

    Baltimore was once a vibrant manufacturing town, but today, with factory closings and steady job loss since the 1970s, it is home to some of the most impoverished neighborhoods in America. The Hero?s Fight provides an intimate look at the effects of deindustrialization on the lives of Baltimore?s urban poor, and sheds critical light on the unintended... more...

  • OECD Reviews of Health Care Quality: Italy 2014by OECD Publishing

    OECD Publishing 2015; US$ 56.00

    This report reviews the quality of health care in Italy, seeks to highlight best practices, and provides a series of targeted assessments and recommendations for further improvements to quality of care. Italy’s indicators of health system outcomes, quality and efficiency are uniformly impressive. Life expectancy is the fifth highest in the... more...

  • Female Criminalityby Annie Cossins

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00

    This is the first book to consider the moral regulation of the female body through an analysis of the crime of infanticide. An in-depth perspective from the nineteenth century to the present, Cossins provides a revealing insight into the history of a little-known but widespread social crime. more...

  • Childhood with Bourdieuby Leena Alanen; Liz Brooker; Berry Mayall

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00

    This collection is an engaging exploration of how Bourdieu's key concepts - field, habitus and capital - help us re-think the status of childhood. The authors are committed to improving the social status and well-being of childhood in social, economic and political worlds that too often fail to accord children respect for their human rights. more...

  • Democracy, Inequality and Corruptionby Jong-sung You

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 79.00

    In this comparative, historical survey of three East-Asian countries, Jong-sung You explores how inequality hinders democratic control of corruption. more...