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  • From Manual Workers to Wage Laborersby Robert Castel

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 57.95

    In this monumental book, sociologist Robert Castel reconstructs the history of what he calls "the social question," or the ways in which both labor and social welfare have been organized from the Middle Ages onward to contemporary industrial society. Throughout, the author identifies two constants bearing directly on the question of who is entitled... more...

  • Targeting Social Benefitsby Neil Gilbert

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    Over the last decade changing family life and increasing fiscal constraints on welfare expenditures have forced industrialized nations to reconsider how they approach social protection. Faced with fiscal and demographic changes, many countries have been struggling to -develop innovative policy responses. Some involve targeting benefits in order to... more...

  • Citizens, Families, and Reformby Stein Ringen

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    Modern families are economic institutions of great productivity. They contribute as much to a society's economic well-being as does worker productivity in formal markets. In Citizens, Families, and Reform , Stein Ringen shows how long-standing inequalities of income and class are flexible and changing in post-industrial societies. Such inequalities... more...

  • Accessory Apartments in Single-family Housingby Martin Gellen

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    As the reproduction cost of housing has increased, consumers have made intensive use of existing dwellings. Conversions of the housing stock have regained prominence as a source of supply. This book introduces the accessory apartment and assesses its potential as an emerging resource for meeting local and national housing needs. Although accessory... more...

  • Comparative Social Administrationby John Greve

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    This is the first work that systematically applies the comparative method to the study of social policy and administration. After a full discussion of this approach in the introduction, the book offers three authoritative national studies--France, Norway, Canada--each giving a rounded picture of social policy and administration in the particular country.... more...

  • The War Between the State and the Familyby Patricia Morgan

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    Patricia Morgan's core assumption is that the family is an extremely effective vehicle for raising the welfare of its members. If this is correct it is quite possible that the state can best support the family by doing very little--by not taxing the family heavily and by minimizing the subsidization of those who choose alternatives to financially... more...

  • The Economics of Disabilityby John Cullinan; Seán Lyons; Nolan Brian

    Manchester University Press 2015; US$ 99.99

    This book brings together research relating to the economics of disability in Ireland. It addresses a range of issues of relevance to the economic circumstances of people with disabilities, considering topics such as social inclusion, poverty, the labour market, living standards and public policy. It also considers issues of specific relevance to children,... more...

  • Talent Abroad: A Review of Moroccan Emigrantsby OECD Publishing

    OECD Publishing 2017; US$ 29.00

    Close to 3 million people who were born in Morocco lived in OECD countries in 2010/11. To assess the potential that this group represents for the Moroccan economy, this review looks at the distribution of Moroccan emigrants over OECD countries, as well as their age, sex, and educational attainment. It analyses the labour market outcomes of Moroccan... more...

  • Managing to Careby Ann Dill

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    The point of departure for Managing to Care is widespread concern that the present delivery of health and social welfare services is fragmented, uncoordinated, inefficient, costly, wasteful, and ultimately detrimental to clients' health and wellbeing. Dill traces the evolution of case management from its start as a tool for integrating services on... more...

  • Family Group Conferencingby Gale Burford

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    Family Group Conferencing indicates a large-scale shift in assumptions about the way child welfare services are planned and delivered - away from models that emphasize pathology, and toward those seeking an ecological understanding of the families and social networks involved. The contributors also present a wealth of information on related approaches,... more...