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  • The Truth About Family Lifeby Mark J. Kittleson; Renee Despres; Lynne Griffin

    Infobase Publishing 2005; US$ 35.00

    The Truth About Family Life is a concise guide to the existence of family life in society, both past and present. In clear, straightforward language it provides fact-based information on family types, their history and role in society, and how to cope with the basic issues that confront families of all kinds. Personal testimonies and Fact Or Fiction?... more...

  • The Truth About Violenceby Mark J. Kittleson; Karl Larson; William McCay

    Infobase Publishing 2005; US$ 35.00

    A clear A-to-Z guide to the facts and myths about violence, The Truth About Violence offers an authoritative guide to the many different aspects of this issue. Using personal testimonies, question-and-answer sections, and Fact Or Fiction? sidebars to give a balanced perspective of the topic, this interactive book encourages discussion among peers.... more...

  • Consumer Voice and Choice in Long-Term Careby Suzanne R. Kunkel; Valerie Wellin

    Springer Publishing Company 2006; US$ 55.00

    There is no other book that provides a comprehensive look at the research, practice, and ideological aspects of consumer voice and choice in long term care. Opportunity for consumers to provide input about their services within the traditional system is a defining element of consumer voice. Hearing from consumers about the quality of, and their satisfaction... more...

  • Growing Olderby Catherine Hennessy Hagan

    McGraw-Hill Education 2004; US$ 49.00

    Provides an introduction to the work of the Economic and Social Reseach Council (ESRC) funded Growing Older Programme. This book focuses on ways in which quality of life can be extended for older people and offers short research-based summaries of findings on a variety of core topics with a major emphasis on the views of older people themselves. more...

  • Growing Older in Europeby Alan Walker

    McGraw-Hill Education 2004; US$ 51.00

    Provides a comprehensive picture of quality of life in old age in five very different European Union countries. This book covers important issues concerning quality in later life, including physical and mental health, the environments of ageing, employment and income, family and support networks and participation and social integration. more...

  • Understanding Quality of Life in Old Ageby Alan Walker

    McGraw-Hill Education 2005; US$ 47.00

    What constitutes quality of life for older people? How can quality of life be measured? How might policy makers improve quality of life for older people? This book considers key findings from Growing Older research programme and presents them in a thematic format. It discusses topics such as environment, family, bereavement, identity, and more. more...

  • Population Ageing and Economic Growthby Sandra Gruescu

    Springer 2007; US$ 179.00

    Reviews standard economic growth models concentrating on the relationship between population ageing and economic growth and develop a growth model with endogenous human capital and endogenous fertility. This work uses this model to analyse the effects of education policy and family policy on economic growth. more...

  • Idolising Childrenby Daniel Donahoo

    University of NSW Press 2007; US$ 25.95

    Obsessed with our own youth and wanting perfect, genius children who live in a world of designer clothes and toys, this title says it's time for us to find new ways of parenting and a new kind of childhood. It asks us to respect children and allow them to experience childhood with all its ups and downs. more...

  • Understanding Youth In Late Modernityby Alan France

    McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 46.00

    Embeds our understanding of youth question within a historical context. This book shows how ideas of past political action, in conjunction with diverse paradigms of social science disciplines, have shaped modern conceptions of youth question. It shows how youth question in late modernity is being shaped. more...

  • Making a Difference in Familiesby Robyn Munford; Jackie Sanders

    Allen & Unwin 2003; US$ 40.90

    Explores the challenges of doing research with families and the key methods used. An essential resource for professionals and students in social work, welfare and anyone else who wants to use research to help facilitate change. more...