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Reforming the German Civil Servant Pension Plan

Raimond Maurer, Olivia S. Mitchell, and Ralph Rogalla

in The Future of Public Employee Retirement Systems

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199573349
eISBN:
9780191721946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573349.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management, Pensions and Pension Management

This chapter analyzes the risks and rewards of moving from an unfunded defined benefit pension system to a funded plan for civil servants in Germany, allowing for alternative portfolio mixes using a ... More


The concept of risk

Bob Heyman

in Risk, Safety and Clinical Practice: Health care through the lens of risk

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780198569008
eISBN:
9780191717499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569008.003.01
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter reviews the definition of risk, and locates the concept in a family of related terms, including probability, danger, hazard, safety, and vulnerability. Risk-thinking is viewed as one ... More


Corporate Risk Management in the Multinational Firm

ULRICH HOMMEL and TOBIAS PROKESCH

in International Finance: A Survey

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199754656
eISBN:
9780199979462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754656.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics, International

Multinational companies are nowadays operating in a highly globalized and increasingly integrated business environment. They need to cope with rising volatilities, especially in currency markets, as ... More


Youth

Lincoln O. Williams

in Handbook of International Social Work: Human Rights, Development, and the Global Profession

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195333619
eISBN:
9780199918195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333619.003.0041
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations

This chapter argues that youth work and social work share a common value base and that the basic problem confronting young people is their lack of participation in the decision-making structures of ... More


Introduction

Jeffrey M. Jenson, Catherine F. Alter, Nicole Nicotera, Elizabeth K. Anthony, and Shandra S. Forrest-Bank

in Risk, Resilience, and Positive Youth Development: Developing Effective Community Programs for At-Risk Youth: Lessons from the Denver Bridge Project

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199755882
eISBN:
9780199979509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755882.003.0008
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Communities and Organizations

This book is divided into two parts. The first section describes three common theoretical approaches to providing community-based programs to at-risk children and youth: risk and resilience, positive ... More


The Fetuses-at-Risk Approach: Causal and Noncausal Models

K.S. Joseph

in Reproductive and Perinatal Epidemiology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195387902
eISBN:
9780199895328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387902.003.0065
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses a new and controversial development in perinatal epidemiology. The chapter begins with an overview of some traditional concepts in perinatology, namely, the calculation of ... More


Fire and At-Risk Species

Kevin E. Shaffer

in Fire in California's Ecosystems

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520246058
eISBN:
9780520932272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520246058.003.0023
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter concentrates on the fundamental issues that surround efforts to protect and conserve at-risk species while managing fire and vegetation. The essential aspects of species protection laws ... More


The Relationship Between Research and Practice in Implementing the RAF Method for Quality Assurance in Residential Settings for Children in Israel

Tamar Zemach-Marom

in Research for Action: Cross-National Perspectives on Connecting Knowledge, Policy, and Practice for Children

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195314083
eISBN:
9780199865550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314083.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

The RAF method for regulation, assessment, and follow-up is aimed at improving the quality of care provided by an institution or a service using a more objective, systematic, and uniform method of ... More


Who Are “Youth-at-Risk”?

Francis Wing-lin Lee

in Nurturing Pillars of Society: Understanding and Working with the Young Generation in Hong Kong

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028801
eISBN:
9789882207226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028801.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The phrase “youth-at-risk” refer to those who are affiliated with street gangs; those who are drop outs or may drop out from school; and those who abuse substances, are engaged in casual sex, and ... More


Research and Development of a Solution-Focused High School

Cynthia Franklin, Katherine L. Montgomery, Victoria Baldwin, and Linda Webb

in Solution-Focused Brief Therapy: A Handbook of Evidence-Based Practice

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195385724
eISBN:
9780199914586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385724.003.0146
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

Utilizing a solution-focused approach, an alternative high school in Austin, Texas, has been able to impact multiple risk factors in the lives of youth identified as at risk of dropping out of ... More


Evaluating Cash Flow at Risk

Lars Oxelheim and Clas Wihlborg

in Corporate Decision-Making with Macroeconomic Uncertainty: Performance and Risk Management

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195335743
eISBN:
9780199868964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335743.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Risk associated with a particular macroeconomic variable depends not only on the firm's exposure to it, but also on the degree of uncertainty about the variable, and its relation with other variables ... More


The Fetuses-at-Risk Approach: An Evolving Paradigm

Robert W. Platt

in Reproductive and Perinatal Epidemiology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195387902
eISBN:
9780199895328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387902.003.0073
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology

The Fetuses-at-Risk approach can be extended in a number of ways, all related to the use of gestational age as a time axis and cohorts of conceptions, as opposed to cohorts of births, as the ... More


Measuring and Managing Market Risk

Christoph Kaserer

in Portfolio Theory and Management

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199829699
eISBN:
9780199979790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199829699.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Market risk, which is caused by fluctuating market prices, is an extremely important risk not only for all institutional investors but also for large corporations and wealthy individuals. Therefore, ... More


Solution-Focused, Brief Therapy Interventions for Students at Risk to Drop Out

Cynthia Franklin, Johnny S. Kim, and Stephen J. Tripodi

in The School Practitioner’s Concise Companion to Preventing Dropout and Attendance Problems

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195370577
eISBN:
9780199893386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195370577.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

The U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences reports that high school dropout is a continuing problem for schools. The percentage of students who do not graduate from high ... More


The Integrated Prevention and Early Intervention Model Bridge Project Intervention Components

Jeffrey M. Jenson, Catherine F. Alter, Nicole Nicotera, Elizabeth K. Anthony, and Shandra S. Forrest-Bank

in Risk, Resilience, and Positive Youth Development: Developing Effective Community Programs for At-Risk Youth: Lessons from the Denver Bridge Project

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199755882
eISBN:
9780199979509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755882.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Communities and Organizations

This chapter advocates for the creation of an integrated model that combines elements of risk and resilience, PYD, and interorganizational collaboration. The belief here is that together these three ... More


Incentive Compensation: What You Measure and Reward Is What Gets Done

John D. Martin, J. William Petty, and James S. Wallace

in Value–Based Management with Corporate Social Responsibility

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195340389
eISBN:
9780199867257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340389.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Financial Economics

This chapter presents a fundamental component of every firm's internal control system, its compensation program. The basic paradigm espoused by the proponents of VBM is that what a firm measures and ... More


A Risk and Resilience Framework for Child and Youth Programs

Jeffrey M. Jenson, Catherine F. Alter, Nicole Nicotera, Elizabeth K. Anthony, and Shandra S. Forrest-Bank

in Risk, Resilience, and Positive Youth Development: Developing Effective Community Programs for At-Risk Youth: Lessons from the Denver Bridge Project

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199755882
eISBN:
9780199979509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755882.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Communities and Organizations

Effective community-based programs for at-risk children and youth use theory to inform the nature and direction of interventions and services. Knowledge gained from a well-tested theory provides ... More


Community and Participant Outcomes from the Bridge Project

Jeffrey M. Jenson, Catherine F. Alter, Nicole Nicotera, Elizabeth K. Anthony, and Shandra S. Forrest-Bank

in Risk, Resilience, and Positive Youth Development: Developing Effective Community Programs for At-Risk Youth: Lessons from the Denver Bridge Project

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199755882
eISBN:
9780199979509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755882.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Communities and Organizations

Findings from mixed-methodology evaluations of the Bridge Project are presented in this chapter. The agency’s evaluation plan, described in detail in Chapter 5, provides the foundation and ... More


My Magic Story Car: Video-Based Play Intervention to Strengthen Emergent Literacy of At-Risk Preschoolers

HARVEY F. BELLIN and DOROTHY G. SINGER

in Play = Learning: How Play Motivates and Enhances Children's Cognitive and Social-Emotional Growth

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195304381
eISBN:
9780199894321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304381.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Clinical Child Psychology / School Psychology

This chapter focuses on My Magic Story Car, a video-based program that strengthens emergent literacy skills of at-risk preschool children from low-income families through one of the most effective ... More


Environmental Justice: The Mercury Connection

Jerome Nriagu, Niladri Basu, and Simone Charles

in Mercury in the Environment: Pattern and Process

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520271630
eISBN:
9780520951396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271630.003.0015
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

For many communities, exposure to mercury through fish consumption is an exemplary case of environmental injustice. Groups that rely on fishing for food, cultural identity, spiritual wellbeing, or ... More


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