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  • Social Roles and Social Participationby David J. Mangen; Warren A. Peterson

    University of Minnesota Press 1978; US$ 45.00

    The increasing number of older people in the United States has served to focus attention upon the processes of aging and the effectiveness of social programs for the elderly. In order to plan effective programs, accurate social measures are necessary. Now, more than ever before, researchers need conceptually explicit instruments designed to assess... more...

  • Health, Program Evaluation, and Demographyby David J. Mangen; Warren A. Peterson

    University of Minnesota Press 1980; US$ 45.00

    The increasing number of older people in the United States has served to focus attention upon the processes of aging and the effectiveness of social programs for the elderly. In order to plan effective programs, accurate social measures are necessary. Now, more than ever before, researchers need conceptually explicit instruments designed to assess... 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...

  • 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...

  • How to Sleep Alone in a King-Size Bedby Theo Pauline Nestor

    Crown/Archetype 2008; US$ 14.00

    ?I feel like I?ve joined an enormous club, something like the Veterans of Foreign Wars. We are weary with battle fatigue and sometimes even gripped by nostalgia for the good old, bad old days, but our numbers are large,? writes Theo Pauline Nestor in this wry, fiercely honest chronicle of life after divorce. Less than an hour after confronting her... 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...

  • Ways of Agingby Jaber F. Gubrium; James A. Holstein

    Wiley 2008; US$ 61.95 US$ 53.69

    Written and edited by social gerontologists, and focusing on everyday experiences, these essays draw from original case studies to look at the diverse ways of growing and being older. Collects ten original essays on the aging experience, written by prominent social gerontologists. Highlights diverse ways of growing and being older. ... 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...