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Country-wide case studies: Brazil – A focus on conditional cash transfers

Ana Lúcia Kassouf

in Child Labour: A Public Health Perspective

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199558582
eISBN:
9780191594397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558582.003.0015
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter is the first of three county-wide case studies examining the impact of national policies to tackle child labour. These policies are examined in the context of the public health model of ... More


Struggles over Influx Control Legislation

Deborah Posel

in The Making of Apartheid 1948–1961: Conflict and Compromise

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198273349
eISBN:
9780191684036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198273349.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The legislative foundations of the influx control policy during the first phase of Apartheid were laid during the Nationalist government's first term of office, between 1948 and 1953. This chapter ... More


Mexican and Puerto Rican Labor Migration to Chicago

Lilia Fernandez

in Brown in the Windy City: Mexicans and Puerto Ricans in Postwar Chicago

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226244259
eISBN:
9780226244280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226244280.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

From the Second World War to the 1960s, Puerto Ricans and Mexicans became subjects of state-sponsored mass labor importation programs in the United States. They served as labor pools to fill the ... More


Called to Serve: Labor Missionary Work and Modernity

Hokulani K. Aikau

in A Chosen People, a Promised Land: Mormonism and Race in Hawai'i

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816674619
eISBN:
9781452946986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816674619.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter focuses on the Labor Missionary Program, which provided the labor for the construction of the Church College of Hawaiʻi in 1956 and the Polynesian Cultural Center in 1963. These ... More


Adjusting to a World in Motion: Trends in Global Migration and Migration Policy

Douglas J. Besharov and Mark H. Lopez (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190211394
eISBN:
9780190270100
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190211394.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

International migration has reached new heights since the 1960s. Altogether, some 215 million people live in countries other than their countries of birth, and according to surveys, another 700 ... More


Employment policy since the crisis

Abigail McKnight

in Social Policy in a Cold Climate: Policies and their Consequences Since the Crisis

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781447327714
eISBN:
9781447327745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447327714.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter assesses employment policy since the crisis. Evidence presented shows that employment rates were remarkably resilient over the recession, largely driven by falling wages and increasing ... More


Welfare‐to‐Work: Which Policies Work and Why?

Richard Blundell

in Labor Supply and Taxation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780198749806
eISBN:
9780191814082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198749806.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter identifies central aspects of the design of welfare-to-work and make-work-pay programs, and examines which of their policies work. It highlights the two broad types of schemes. The first ... More


Anti-party man

Geoff Horn

in Crossing the floor: Reg Prentice and the crisis of British social democracy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780719088698
eISBN:
9781781705780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088698.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter considers Prentice‘s ongoing fightback campaign against his deselection and his continued attempts to highlight the influence of the Left over party policy, reflected in Labour‘s ... More


Eradicating child poverty in Britain: welfare reform and children since 1997

Mike Brewer and Paul Gregg

in The welfare we want?: The British challenge for American reform

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861344083
eISBN:
9781447303992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861344083.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

Over the last 20 years, children have been the poorest group in UK society. The government set itself a short-term target to reduce child poverty by a quarter of its 1998 level by 2004. However, the ... More


Temporary Labor Migration and U.S. and Foreign-Born Worker Resistance

Immanuel Ness

in Guest Workers and Resistance to U.S. Corporate Despotism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036279
eISBN:
9780252093371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036279.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter examines how skilled and semi-skilled guest worker programs contribute to the displacement of workers throughout the U.S. economy. In the future, as migrant labor programs are ... More


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