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  • 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...

  • Count the Ways: The Greatest Love Stories of Our Timesby Paul Aron

    McGraw-Hill Education 2001; US$ 19.95

    In the fascinating Count the Ways , award-winning journalist Paul Aron tells the true stories of 25 of the greatest loves of our times. Here are Woodrow and Edith Wilson, for whom love was her path to power . . . and Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson, for whom love meant giving up his throne. Here are Christopher and Dana Reeve, whose love inspired... 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...

  • In Sync with Adolescenceby Anna-Karin Andershed

    Springer 2007; US$ 139.00

    Examines the possible effects of adolescent preferences on problem behavior in different contexts. This volume presents a way of looking at morningness-eveningness in relation to adolescent development in general and on problem behavior in particular. It is a useful resource for clinical child and school psychologists, medical staff, and teachers. more...

  • Resilience in Children, Families, and Communitiesby Bonnie Leadbeater; Robert J. McMahon; Ray DeV. Peters

    Springer 2006; US$ 129.00

    Despite the numerous benefits derived from major technological and medical innovations of the past century, we continue to live in a world rife with significant social problems and challenges. Children continue to be born into lives of poverty; others must confront daily their parent's mental illness or substance abuse; still others live amid chronic... more...

  • 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...