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The activation dilemma

The activation dilemma: Reconciling the fairness and effectiveness of minimum income schemes in Europe

Amilcar Moreira

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420466
eISBN:
9781447303695
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420466.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

The activation of social welfare recipients has been, and still is, a central issue in the development of social and employment policies in Europe. This book explores the employment effectiveness of ... More

Active social policies in the EU

Active social policies in the EU: Inclusion through participation?

Rik van Berkel and Iver Hornemann Moller (eds)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861342805
eISBN:
9781447301400
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861342805.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This book challenges the underlying presupposition that regular employment is the royal road to inclusion. Drawing on original empirical research, it investigates the inclusionary and exclusionary ... More

Administering welfare reform

Administering welfare reform: International transformations in welfare governance

Paul Henman and Menno Fenger (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346520
eISBN:
9781447301417
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346520.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

While reforms of welfare policies have been widely analysed, the reform of welfare administration has received far less attention. Using empirical case studies, this book provides significant new ... More

After the Fall of the Wall

After the Fall of the Wall: Life Courses in the Transformation of East Germany

Martin Diewald, Anne Goedicke, and Karl Ulrich Mayer (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804752084
eISBN:
9780804779456
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804752084.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

The fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 was the beginning of one of the most interesting natural experiments in recent history. The East German transition from a Communist state to part of the Federal ... More

Ageing and intergenerational relations

Ageing and intergenerational relations: Family reciprocity from a global perspective

Misa Izuhara (ed.)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847422057
eISBN:
9781447301424
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847422057.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

With socio-economic and demographic changes taking place in contemporary societies, new patterns of family relations are forming partly due to significant family changes, value shifts, precariousness ... More

Ageing in a consumer society

Ageing in a consumer society: From passive to active consumption in Britain

Ian Rees Jones

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348821
eISBN:
9781447301431
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348821.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

Targeted as ‘grey consumers’, people retiring now participated in the creation of the post-war consumer culture. These consumers have grown older, but have not stopped consuming. Based on extensive ... More

Ageing in urban neighbourhoods

Ageing in urban neighbourhoods: Place attachment and social exclusion

Allison E. Smith

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847422712
eISBN:
9781447301448
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847422712.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

Many western nations have experienced a rise in the number of marginalised and deprived inner-city neighbourhoods. Despite a plethora of research focused on these areas, there remain few studies that ... More

Ageing with disability

Ageing with disability: A lifecourse perspective

Eva Grassman and Anna Whitaker

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781447305224
eISBN:
9781447310907
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447305224.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This is the first book to address the issue of ageing after a long life with disability. It breaks new ground through its particular lifecourse perspective, examining what it means to age with a ... More

Ageing, meaning and social structure

Ageing, meaning and social structure: Connecting critical and humanistic gerontology

Jan Baars, Joseph Dohmen, Amanda Grenier, and Chris Phillipson (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9781447300908
eISBN:
9781447307822
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447300908.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

The volume discusses the interrelationship between critical and humanistic gerontology. It prepares the common ground for these two paradigms that have developed separately with each drawing on their ... More

An Ambiguous Journey to the City

An Ambiguous Journey to the City: The Village and Othe Odd Ruins of the Self in the Indian Imagination

Ashis Nandy

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195683974
eISBN:
9780199081448
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195683974.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This book tells the story of an apparently territorial journey—the one between the village and the city—to capture some of the core fantasies and anxieties of the Indian civilization in the past ... More

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