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  • 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...

  • Cohabitation, Family & Societyby Tiziana Nazio

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    This book deals with the process of the diffusion of cohabitation in Europe and discusses its impact upon fundamental changes in family formation. It makes use of highly dynamic statistical modelling that takes into account both changes occurring along the life course (individuals? biographies) and across birth cohorts of individuals (generational... more...

  • Young Men and Masculinitiesby Victor J. Seidler

    Zed Books 2013; US$ 36.95

    Victor J. Seidler, one of the leading contributors to the growing debate about masculinities, turns his attention to the lives of young men and their understandings of themselves as gendered beings. more...

  • Women on Their Ownby Rudolph Bell; Virginia Yans; Anne Byrne; Eileen Janes Yeo; Deborah Carr; Bettina Bradbury; Susan Ingalls Lewis; Ruth Crocker; Lee Chambers; Jennifer Gross; Catherine Kudlick; Elaine Abelson; Helen Safa

    Rutgers University Press 2007; US$ 32.95

    Women on Their Own includes eleven original essays that embrace a broad definition of singleness-women who never married, those who cohabit but are legally denied the right to marry, divorcees, and widows. Writers describe women who defiantly voted, single mothers who rejected dependency on public assistance, women who ran businesses, and others... more...

  • Ageing and the Public Serviceby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2007; US$ 70.00

    Government workforces are ageing even more rapidly than the rest of society. This raises specific challenges and opportunities. An ageing public service increases fiscal burdens while decreasing immediate capacities to deliver services. In the long run, however, it also offers a strategic opportunity to downsize the public sector workforce if necessary... more...

  • Sole Sistersby Deborah Mathis

    Agate Publishing 2007; US$ 9.99

    The news is not good for black women when it comes to finding a partner. Where not long ago there were roughly two married women to every single woman, those numbers have gradually reversed over the past few decades--now, more than 60 percent of black women have either never married or are divorced. These numbers are far greater than those of any other... more...

  • Voices and Visions of Agingby PhD Robert Kastenbaum; PhD Thomas R. Cole; PhD W. Andrew Achenbaum; PhD Patricia L. Jakobi

    Springer Publishing Company 1992; US$ 109.99

    A critical gerontology requires more than a simple elaboration of existing humanistic scholarship on aging. This exceptional new work introduces a basis for genuine dialogue across humanistic, scientific, and professional disciplines. Among the topics addressed are industrial employment, retirement, life styles of older women, and biological research.... more...

  • Topics in the Economics of Agingby David A. Wise

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 45.00

    The original essays and commentary in this volume?the third in a series reporting the results of the NBER Economics of Aging Program?address issues that are of particular importance to the well-being of individuals as they age and to a society at large that is composed increasingly of older persons. The contributors examine social security reform,... more...

  • Marriage, Migration and Genderby Rajni Palriwala; Patricia Uberoi

    SAGE India 2008; US$ 34.95

    Marriage, Migration and Gender brings a gender-sensitive and comparative. perspective to bear on Asian peoples` migration experiences, both within and across. national borders. It seeks to examine how the institution of marriage may affect. or enable women`s and men`s migration, as well as the impact of migration, state. laws and immigration procedures... more...

  • Retirementby PhD Gary A. Adams; PhD Terry A. Beehr

    Springer Publishing Company 2003; US$ 114.99

    This book reviews, summarizes, and integrates a diverse literature on the topic of retirement and provides a coherent view to better inform researchers and practitioners. Organized around three phases of the retirement process--pre-retirement, retirement decision-making, and post-retirement--the chapters examine economic, sociological, gerontological,... more...