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- Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 18.99
In this short and accessible book, Amy Finkelstein—winner of the 2012 John Bates Clark award—tackles the tricky question of moral hazard, which is the tendency to take risks when the cost will be borne by others. Kenneth J. Arrow?s seminal 1963 paper, “Uncertainty and the Welfare Economics of Medical Care?—included in the volume—was one of the first... more...
- Brookings Institution Press 2014; US$ 32.00
The first comprehensive history of the Obama administration's evidence-based initiatives . From its earliest days, the Obama administration planned and enacted several initiatives to fund social programs based on rigorous evidence of success. Ron Haskins and Greg Margolis tell the story of six?spanning preschool and K-12 education, teen pregnancy,... more...
- Wharncliffe 2014; US$ 13.50
Martyn Johnson continues his wonderful stories about policing during the 1960s and 1970s. As with his previous two volumes the book is written from the heart, not so much nostalgia as a genuine feeling for the people, animals, places and history of Sheffield. more...
- Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2014; US$ 34.95
This book gives social workers everything they need to know to succeed in the workplace as they move from student to newly qualified worker. Easy to read and practical it tackles the key challenges they are likely to face. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95
Qualitative Research Methods for Community Development teaches the basic skills, tools, and methods of qualitative research with special attention to the needs of community practitioners. This book teaches students entering planning, community development, nonprofit management, social work, and similar applied fields the core skills necessary to... more...
- Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 34.99
Because researchers often treat baby boomers of color as belonging to one group, quality data on the individual status of specific racial populations is lacking, leading to insufficiently designed programs, policies, and services. The absence of data is a testament to the invisibility of baby boomers of color in society and deeply affects the practice... more...
- Wiley 2014; US$ 50.00
A detailed look at how to apply clinical theories to social work practice Thinking through real-life cases to make connections between theory and practice is a crucial element of social work education. Now in its Second Edition , Case Studies in Child, Adolescent, and Family Treatment contains a wide range of cases described in rich detail by... more...
- OECD Publishing 2014; US$ 42.00
This edition of Society at a Glance Asia/Pacific , a regularly updated OECD overview of social indicators, addresses the growing demand for quantitative evidence on social well-being and its trends. This report starts with an introductory chapter providing a guide to help readers understanding the OECD Social Indicator framework. Chapters 2 and 3... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 100.00
This collection brings together an interdisciplinary pool of scholars to explore the relationship between children and borders with richly-documented ethnographic studies from around the world. The book provides a penetrating account of how borders affect children's lives and how children play a constitutive role in the social life of borders. more...