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International Economic Integration and the Changing Role of National Governments

Mića Panić

in The Role of the State in Economic Change

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198289845
eISBN:
9780191684777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198289845.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter deals with the role of the national government as well as the creation of a supranational government. The authors say that if the operation of the market shall be left to the effective ... More


Child well-being, child poverty and child policy in modern nations (Revised 2nd Edition): What do we know?

Koen Vleminckx and Timothy M. Smeeding (eds)

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861342539
eISBN:
9781447301738
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861342539.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

Child poverty and the well-being of children is an important policy issue throughout the industrialised world. Some 47 million children in ‘rich’ countries live in families so poor that their health ... More


Sleep Environments of  Young Children in Post-Industrial Societies

Melissa M. Burnham and Erika and E. Gaylor

in Sleep and Development: Familial and Socio-Cultural Considerations

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195395754
eISBN:
9780199894468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395754.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter delineates the sleep environments found in industrialized nations using the Developmental Systems Theory (DST) as a framework for understanding their variability. It discusses the ... More


Coronary heart disease mortality attributable to smoking: global and regional estimates for 2000

M. Ezzati and A. D. Lopez

in Coronary Heart Disease Epidemiology: From aetiology to public health

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198525738
eISBN:
9780191724114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525738.003.0010
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter employs the indirect smoking impact ratio method (Peto et al. 1992), which uses absolute lung cancer mortality in a population as a marker for accumulated hazards of smoking, to estimate ... More


Cities and National Economic Growth: An Asymmetrical Relationship

Mario Polèse

in The Wealth and Poverty of Regions: Why Cities Matter

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226673158
eISBN:
9780226673172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226673172.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Examining the relationship between national economic growth and urbanization allows for a better understanding of why the relationship between cities and the origins of wealth is not straightforward, ... More


When children become parents: Welfare state responses to teenage pregnancy

Anne Daguerre and Corinne Nativel (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346780
eISBN:
9781447304272
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346780.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

Teenage parenthood is recognised as a significant disadvantage in western industrialised nations. It has been found to increase the likelihood of poverty and to reinforce inequalities. This book ... More


The social determination of ethnic/racial inequalities in health

Michael Marmot and Richard G. Wilkinson

in Social Determinants of Health

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198565895
eISBN:
9780191723988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198565895.003.12
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

In both the US and the UK, data limitations have greatly hampered investigations of ethnic inequalities in health and how they might be structured by social and economic disadvantages. This chapter ... More


Modern Misérables: Labor Market Influences on Crime

Robert D. Crutchfield

in Get a Job: Labor Markets, Economic Opportunity, and Crime

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814717073
eISBN:
9781479829729
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814717073.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This introductory chapter briefly explores how labor market experiences influence crime. The general public easily accepts the idea that crime can be attributed to a poor economy. But recurring ... More


Economic and Financial Crises in Emerging Market Economies

Martin Feldstein (ed.)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226241098
eISBN:
9780226241104
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226241104.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

In the late 1990s, economic and financial crises raged through East Asia, devastating economies that had previously been considered among the strongest in the developing world. The crises eventually ... More


Understanding silences and secrets when working with unaccompanied asylum-seeking children

Ravi Kohli

in Children, politics and communication: Participation at the margins

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847421845
eISBN:
9781447301813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847421845.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter examines how refugee and asylum-seeking children, when they have arrived in industrialised nations, often remain silent, or speak in guarded ways, about their lives and circumstances. It ... More


The Anxieties of Affluence

Stephen Farrall, Jonathan Jackson, and Emily Gray

in Social Order and the Fear of Crime in Contemporary Times

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199540815
eISBN:
9780191701191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199540815.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter recaps what has been learnt from the investigations into the fear of crime. The discussion touches on a number of issues, including economic change, rising affluence, and the notion of ... More


Trade in Services in the Asia-Pacific Region

Takatoshi Ito and Anne O. Krueger (eds)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226386775
eISBN:
9780226386782
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226386782.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

In recent years the tremendous growth of the service sector—including international trade in services—has outstripped that of manufacturing in many industrialized nations. As the importance of ... More


Embracing Risk: The Changing Culture of Insurance and Responsibility

Tom Baker and Jonathan Simon (eds)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226035185
eISBN:
9780226035178
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226035178.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

For much of the twentieth century, industrialized nations addressed social problems, such as workers' compensation benefits and social welfare programs, in terms of spreading risk. But in recent ... More


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