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  • Fighting Poverty with Factsby Celia Reyes; Evan Due

    International Development Research Centre 2009; US$ 20.00

    For more than two decades, governments and development agencies around the world have focused on reducing poverty. There have been advances, but progress has been uneven and nearly a quarter of the world’s population still suffers from extreme “income poverty.” Income poverty, however, is only part of the picture. A multi-faceted account... more...

  • Finance & Development, December 1972by International Monetary Fund

    International Monetary Fund 1972; US$ 3.75

    This paper describes what the limits to growth are. The paper highlights that many critical variables in global society?particularly population and industrial production?have been growing at a constant percentage rate so that, by now, the absolute increase each year is extremely large. Such increases will become increasingly unmanageable unless deliberate... more...

  • Forschungspolitik und gesellschaftliche Planungby Reinhard Hujer

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2013; US$ 49.99

    1. Prioritäten der staatlichen Forschungspolitik ? Problemstellung und Beurteilungskriterien.- 2. Forschungsplanung im gesellschaftlichen Entwicklungsprozeß.- 2.0. Forschung und Bildung im Lichte der ökonomischen Theorie.- 2.1. Ökonomisch-gesellschaftliche Perspektive von Forschung und Bildung ?dargestellt am Beispiel der BRD.- 3. Techniken der Ziel-Mittel-Prognose.-... more...

  • Freizeitsportby Jürgen Dieckert

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2013; US$ 49.99

    Vorwort des Herausgebers.- Zur Autonomie des Sports ? Ein Plädoyer für den Freizeitsport.- Sport und Spiel ? Teil der Freizeitkultur.- Die Freizeit als soziales Bedingungsfeld für sportliche Aktivitäten.- Emanzipation durch Freizeitsport?.- Eigenart und Eigenständigkeit des Freizeitsports.- Medizinische Aspekte des Freizeitsports.- Zukunftsplanung... more...

  • From Population Control to Reproductive Healthby Mohan Rao

    SAGE India 2004; US$ 24.95

    The Indian family planning programme, one of the largest public health initiatives in the world, has adopted various strategies since its inception—none, however, have yielded the desired results. What are the reasons for this? Why do large sections of the elite blame the population `explosion` for all the social and economic problems that India... more...

  • Fundamentals of Demographic Analysis: Concepts, Measures and Methodsby Gordon A. Carmichael

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 179.00

    This book offers an ideal introduction to the analysis of demographic data. Inside, readers of all quantitative skill levels will find the information they need to develop a solid understanding of the methods used to study human populations and how they change over time due to such factors as birth, death, and migration. The comprehensive, systematic... more...

  • The Future of Motherhood in Western Societiesby Gijs Beets; Joop Schippers; Egbert R. 'te Velde

    Springer Netherlands 2010; US$ 179.00

    This text offers a holistic overview of the process of postponing the birth of a first child. It argues that couples can create supportive arrangements according to personal preferences and thereby facilitate a rise in the age of first motherhood. more...

  • Geographies of Ageingby Dr Amanda Davies; Dr Amity James; Professor Philip Rees

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 149.95

    Population ageing is projected to affect all countries across the world in coming decades. The current rate of population ageing is unprecedented in human history with population projections indicating that this will be an enduring trend. Moreover, population ageing is spatially pervasive, affecting every man, woman and child. This has considerable... more...

  • Globalization Facts and Figuresby Paul Masson

    International Monetary Fund 2001; US$ 5.00

    Globalization has become the focus for a wide range of protests against various features of the world economy. This paper aims to give a concise summary of the economic dimensions of globalization, while leaving to one side other aspects?such as cultural, environmental, or political ones?that are beyond the scope of the IMF. more...

  • Goths: A Guide to an American Subcultureby Micah Issitt

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 39.00

    Goth culture is extremely diverse, touching on visual art, fashion, film, music, and body aesthetics. Goths: A Guide to an American Subculture offers a concise, easy-to-follow history of the subculture that explores its emergence and its impact on popular culture in the United States. The book covers films, bands, and artists central to Goth... more...