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  • Listening to the Welfare Stateby Michael Seltzer; Christian Kullberg; Ilmari Rostila

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Listening to the Welfare State presents, for the first time in English, central research findings from recent studies of the welfare systems of Denmark, Norway, Finland and Sweden. The book’s contributors are leading investigators of face-to-face encounters between welfare professionals and clients in these systems. All have collected their data through... more...

  • Fostering Friendshipby Robert Selman

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    A great number of children and adolescents face a world of violence and isolation. In this book, the members of the Group for the Study of Interpersonal Development at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and the Judge Baker Children's Center in Boston describe in detail an innovative intervention and prevention method, pair therapy, that is designed... more...

  • Ships without a Shoreby Anne Pierce

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    Childhood in America has changed, and not for the better. From day care for babies, to the exhausting array of activities for children, to the storm of lurid and violent shows now deemed appropriate for the young, to the expectation that teenagers build resumes, childhood has been thoroughly redefined. Anne R. Pierce argues that this radical re-definition... more...

  • Welfare Reformby Rosemary A. Stevens

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    Since the late 1980s welfare policies in France and the United States have increasingly been shaped by a strong emphasis on citizens' obligations to work and be independent, and a weakening of entitlements to income maintenance. Throughout the advanced industrialized nations, welfare reforms incorporate work-oriented measures such as financial incentives,... more...

  • Eastern European Adoptionby Josephine A. Ruggiero

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 57.95

    Between 1990 and 2006, more than 76,000 children born in Eastern Europe were adopted into American families. Almost two-thirds of these children came from Russia. And in contrast to children adopted from Korea, China, Central America, and South America, most of the Russian children were not infants, but between one and four years old. This volume... more...

  • Building an Opportunity Societyby Lewis D. Solomon

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 57.95

    Twenty-first-century US policymakers face a great challenge: How can federal government help more people achieve the American dream? Specifically, how can we provide greater opportunities for less-prosperous individuals, enabling them to succeed through hard work, on their merits, and take increased responsibility for their lives? Lewis D. Solomon... more...

  • Early Child Careby Stuart Piggott

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    Early Child Care is about the very young child--infant, toddler, and early preschool--in today's world. It grew out of a series of conferences sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health, the Children's Hospital of Washington, D.C., and the Committee on Day Care of the Maternal and Child Health Section of the American Public Health Association.... more...

  • Troubled Youth, Troubled Familiesby Cynthia Schellenbach

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    The 1970s witnessed a growing concern and awareness regarding child abuse, an awareness which gradually extended to include the maltreatment of adolescents. In the 1980s a number of intervention projects dealing with this particular problem were started. Troubled Youth, Troubled Families is one of the first full-length reports to deal with adolescent... more...

  • Social Relations and the Cuban Health Miracleby Elizabeth Kath

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 57.95

    For Cuba's supporters, health is the most commonly cited evidence of the socialist system's success. Even critics often concede that this is the country's saving grace. Cuba's health statistics are indeed extraordinary. This small island outperforms virtually all of its neighboring countries and all countries of the same level of economic development.... more...

  • Behind Ghetto Wallsby Michael Novak

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 49.95

    This book is about the family lives of some 10,000 children and adults who live in an all-Negro public housing project in St Louis. The Pruitt-Igoe project is only one of the many environments in which urban Negro Americans lived in the 1960s, but the character of the family life there shares much with the family life of lower-class Negroes as it... more...