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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


The Churches and Their Ministries

Heidi Rolland Unruh and Ronald J. Sider

in Saving Souls, Serving Society: Understanding the Faith Factor in Church-Based Social Ministry

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780195161557
eISBN:
9780199835836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195161556.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter introduces fifteen diverse Protestant churches noted for their community outreach, in the context of their Philadelphia religious ecology. The 237 programs sponsored by these case study ... More


The Distribution of Individual Earnings

Henry Phelps Brown

in The Inequality of Pay

Published in print:
1979
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198851202
eISBN:
9780191596780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198851200.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter follows the examination in the previous chapter of differences in the dispersion of individual pay about the average in the presence of a given structure of pay by occupation. The ... More


Feeling Good About Yourself: Self-Esteem as an Educational Goal

Jack Martin and Ann-Marie McLellan

in The Education of Selves: How Psychology Transformed Students

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199913671
eISBN:
9780199315949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199913671.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

The expressive self of educational psychology is considered in greater detail in this chapter through a historical and critical examination of self-esteem. This chapter focuses on self-esteem ... More


The employment effectiveness of minimum income schemes and their respect for the right to personal development

Amilcar Moreira

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

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420466
eISBN:
9781447303695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420466.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter uses simple correlational tools, qualitative comparative analysis (QCA), and cluster analysis to test and evaluate the hypothesis that minimum income schemes that show more respect for ... More


The Individual as Consumer

John Tehranian

in Infringement Nation: Copyright 2.0 and You

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199733170
eISBN:
9780199894567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199733170.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This chapter focuses on the individual as a pure consumer of copyrighted works. It highlights the critical role that copyrighted works play in personal development by tracing how a person's ... More


Justifying a minimum income guarantee: the right to personal development

Amilcar Moreira

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

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420466
eISBN:
9781447303695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420466.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter aims to provide a normative framework to give an adequate justification of the right to a minimum income. Using the ontological frameworks proposed by John Stuart Mill and Karl Marx as ... More


Measuring respect for the right to personal development

Amilcar Moreira

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

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420466
eISBN:
9781447303695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420466.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter aims to measure the respect for the recipient's right to personal development in the schemes under analysis. As seen earlier, this normative approach states that every individual has a ... More


On the Frontier of Adulthood: Theory, Research, and Public Policy

Richard A. Settersten Jr., Frank F. Furstenberg, and Ruben G. Rumbaut (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226748894
eISBN:
9780226748924
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226748924.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This book reveals a new fact: adulthood no longer begins when adolescence ends. A lengthy period before adulthood, often spanning the twenties and even extending into the thirties, is now devoted to ... More


Conclusion

Amilcar Moreira

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

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420466
eISBN:
9781447303695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420466.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter reviews the main contributions and discusses how these could be further elaborated in future and additional research. The fist section of this concluding chapter discusses the lessons ... More


Gratitude, Like Other Positive Emotions, Broadens and Builds

Barbara L. Fredrickson

in The Psychology of Gratitude

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195150100
eISBN:
9780199847389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195150100.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter examines the feeling of being grateful. It suggests feeling grateful is similar to other positive emotions that help build a person’s enduring personal resources and broaden an ... More


The activation dilemma: a comparative study

Amilcar Moreira

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

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420466
eISBN:
9781447303695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420466.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter provides the methodological framework for the comparative study that is used to validate the hypothesis mentioned in the previous chapter. Following a brief description of the cases ... More


Self-Assessment for Strengthening Active Coping

Leslie S. Pratch

in Looks Good on Paper?: Using In-Depth Personality Assessment to Predict Leadership Performance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168366
eISBN:
9780231537643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168366.003.0012
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter describes a method for a thorough self-assessment and personal development regimen that can create a basis for improving one's active coping. Although the focus is on business ... More


Development

Tim Lomas

in Translating Happiness: A Cross-Cultural Lexicon of Well-Being

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262037488
eISBN:
9780262344630
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037488.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter outlines the third of the three meta-categories that together constitute the theory of wellbeing presented in the book. Its focus is personal development, which constitutes the main way ... More


The Art of Command: Military Leadership from George Washington to Colin Powell

Harry S. Laver and Jeffrey J. Matthews (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813174723
eISBN:
9780813174778
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813174723.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

The Art of Command provides biographical and topical portraits of exceptional leaders from all four branches of the United States armed forces. Laver and Matthews have identified eleven core ... More


Healing the Self to Heal the World

Monica M. Emerich

in The Gospel of Sustainability: Media, Market, and LOHAS

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036422
eISBN:
9780252093456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036422.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines how LOHAS salvages its “New Age” focus on self-development or actualization. It examines the Mind Cure, New Thought, and New Age movements in terms of their relationship to ... More


Resilience and impacts of care work for individual young people and their families

Ruth Evans and Saul Becker

in Children caring for parents with HIV and AIDS: Global issues and policy responses

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420220
eISBN:
9781447301769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420220.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter draws on the concept of resilience in examining the effects of children's care work for individual children and young people, focusing on their emotional well being, health and welfare, ... More


Kindred Spirits

Michael Jackson

in The Other Shore: Essays on Writers and Writing

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780520275249
eISBN:
9780520954823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520275249.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

The paradox of trying to change the world and be changed by the world. Writes George Orwell, “For the seeker after goodness there must be no close friendships and no exclusive loves.Close ... More


Race, Pedagogy, and the Search for Fairness

Patricia M. Cooper

in The Classrooms All Young Children Need: Lessons in Teaching from Vivian Paley

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226115238
eISBN:
9780226115252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226115252.003.0007
Subject:
Education, Early Childhood and Elementary Education

This chapter elaborates the author's approach on Paley's practice as a white teacher of children of color, of black children in particular, through the three books that focus on the subject. The book ... More


Interpretation as Anarchy

Gianni Vattimo and Santiago Zabala

in Hermeneutic Communism: From Heidegger to Marx

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158039
eISBN:
9780231528078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158039.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter outlines the “politics of interpretation,” that is, the political project of hermeneutics, and the emancipation it entails from the bearers of power. Hermeneutics here is argued not as ... More


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