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Economic growth, development, planning

  • Informe de la Comisión de Expertos en Aplicación de Convenios y Recomendaciones. CIT 104/2015, Informe III (1A)by ILO

    ILO Publications 2015; US$ 50.00

    La Comisión de Expertos en Aplicación de Convenios y Recomendaciones es un órgano independiente, constituido por juristas cuya misión es examinar la aplicación de los convenios y recomendaciones de la OIT por los Estados Miembros de esta Organización. El informe anual de la Comisión de Expertos cubre numerosos aspectos... more...

  • Lösungsorientierte Kurzberatungby Ursula Wolters

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2015; US$ 27.09

    ​Engagiert und praxisnah vermittelt die erfahrene Kurzzeittherapeutin und Mediatorin Ursula Wolters das Handwerkszeug der lösungsorientierten Beratung.  Sie geht auf Einzel- wie Gruppenberatung ein und zeigt , wie man mit schwierigen Klienten umgeht. Wolters bezieht sich dabei auf hilfreiche Ansätze aus Psychologie und Kommunikationswissenschaft und... more...

  • The Political Economy of Border Drawingby Regine Paul

    Berghahn Books 2015; US$ 95.00

    The conditions for non-EU migrant workers to gain legal entry to Britain, France, and Germany are at the same time similar and quite different. To explain this variation this book compares the fine-grained legal categories for migrant workers in each country, and examines the interaction of economic, social, and cultural rationales in determining... more...

  • Canadaby International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

    International Monetary Fund 2015; US$ 9.00

    KEY ISSUES Economic outlook: The Canadian economy has expanded at a solid pace since 2013, but rebalancing of growth away from household consumption and residential investment remains incomplete, owing mainly to weak business investment. Growth momentum is expected to continue alongside a strengthening U.S. recovery despite substantially lower oil... more...

  • Global Liquidity, House Prices, and the Macroeconomyby Ambrogio Cesa-Bianchi; Luis Felipe Cespedes; Alessandro Rebucci

    International Monetary Fund 2015; US$ 9.00

    In this paper we first compare house price cycles in advanced and emerging economies using a new quarterly house price data set covering the period 1990-2012. We find that house prices in emerging economies grow faster, are more volatile, less persistent and less synchronized across countries than in advanced economies. We also find that they correlate... more...

  • Global Liquidity, House Prices, and the Macroeconomyby Ambrogio Cesa-Bianchi; Luis Felipe Cespedes; Alessandro Rebucci

    International Monetary Fund 2015; US$ 9.00

    In this paper we first compare house price cycles in advanced and emerging economies using a new quarterly house price data set covering the period 1990-2012. We find that house prices in emerging economies grow faster, are more volatile, less persistent and less synchronized across countries than in advanced economies. We also find that they correlate... more...

  • Caring on the Clockby Mignon Duffy; Amy Armenia; Clare L. Stacey; Margaret K. Nelson

    Rutgers University Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    Caring on the Clock is the first book to bring together cutting-edge research on a wide range of paid care occupations, placing the various studies within a comprehensive and comparative framework. The book includes twenty-two original essays by leading researchers across a range of disciplines—including sociology, psychology, social work, and public... more...

  • It's Not Like I'm Poorby Sarah Halpern-Meekin; Kathryn Edin; Laura Tach; Jennifer Sykes

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    The world of welfare has changed radically. As the poor trade welfare checks for low-wage jobs, their low earnings qualify them for a hefty check come tax time—a combination of the earned income tax credit and other refunds. For many working parents this one check is like hitting the lottery, offering several months’ wages as well as the hope of investing... more...

  • Shake-Outby Mark Friedberger

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    The farm crisis of the 1980s quickly became a media event, with scenes depicted starkly in black and white on color TV. The embattled farmers, accompanied by their advocates, stood holding off bankers and sheriffs wielding foreclosure notices. In this new book, using findings from interviews and participant observation, agricultural historian Mark... more...

  • Harlan Miners Speakby Members of the National Committee for the Defense; John C. Hennen

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    The Dreiser Committee, including writers Theodore Dreiser, John Dos Passos, and Sherwood Anderson, investigated the desperate situation of striking Kentucky miners in November 1931. When the Communist-led National Miners Union competed against the more conservative United Mine Workers of America for greater union membership, class resentment turned... more...