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Early life: policy and practice

Sheena Asthana and Joyce Halliday

in What works in tackling health inequalities?: Pathways, policies and practice through the lifecourse

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346742
eISBN:
9781447304258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346742.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter focuses on the health behaviours outlined in the previous chapter from research evidence which suggested the key targets for intervention to be: smoking cessation, nutrition and ... More


Childcare and early years

Christine Skinner

in The well-being of children in the UK

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847428370
eISBN:
9781447304005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428370.003.0011
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter provides a review of the childcare policy framework and evaluates current policy directions. It then presents research evidence on the benefits of formal childcare services for child ... More


Children of the 21st century (Volume 2): The first five years

Kirstine Hansen, Heather Joshi, and Shirley Dex (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424761
eISBN:
9781447301790
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424761.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This book documents the first five years of life of the children of the influential Millennium Cohort Study, which is tracking almost 19,000 babies born in 2000 and 2001 in England, Scotland, Wales, ... More


1. Transcaucasia: Boyhood and Family on an Imperial Frontier, 1849–1865

Francis Wcislo

in Tales of Imperial Russia: The Life and Times of Sergei Witte, 1849-1915

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199543564
eISBN:
9780191725104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543564.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

This chapter presents a story of a boyhood spent in a family of memoirists and storytellers in Russia's India, the Caucasus. The third son of a family of middling colonial officials, who in the ... More


What works in tackling health inequalities?: Pathways, policies and practice through the lifecourse

Sheena Asthana

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346742
eISBN:
9781447304258
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346742.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

In recent years, tackling health inequalities has become a key policy objective in the UK. However, doubts remain about how best to translate broad policy recommendations into practice. One key area ... More


“These Mountains Look Too Ugly and I See Too Much Work Ahead”: Building The Southern Pacific Company, 1850–1930

Richard J. Orsi

in Sunset Limited: The Southern Pacific Railroad and the Development of the American West, 1850-1930

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520200197
eISBN:
9780520940864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520200197.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter presents an account of the early years of the Southern Pacific Company. It covers the period from the construction of the Central Pacific Railroad to the re-establishment of the Southern ... More


De-professionalism as defined by services deemed unconventional, under-performing or ineffectual

Nigel Malin

in De-Professionalism and Austerity: Challenges for the Public Sector

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447350163
eISBN:
9781447352273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447350163.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter discusses reports that some hospitals and primary care services are ‘under-performing’ due to a lack of health and social care professionals, particularly in areas like critical care, ... More


Education: from the comprehensive to the individual

Susan Martin and Yolande Muschamp

in Modernising the welfare state: The Blair legacy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420404
eISBN:
9781447302834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420404.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter reviews New Labour's education policy. Blair's commitment to education has resulted in three dimensions or strands that have contributed to the modernisation of education – an early ... More


Investing in the future! Three case studies of social innovation in the Emilia-Romagna Early Childhood Education and Care services system

Andrea Bassi

in Implementing Innovative Social Investment: Strategic Lessons from Europe

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781447347828
eISBN:
9781447347873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447347828.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Taking evidence from three contrasting locations in the region of Emilia Romagna, Bassi demonstrates how high-quality early years provision is achieved through the co-creation and sharing of ... More


“Our Awe Struck Vision”: A Prominent Impresario Reconsidered

Catherine Parsons Smith

in Making Music in Los Angeles: Transforming the Popular

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520251397
eISBN:
9780520933835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251397.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on Lynden Ellsworth Behymer, who took credit for solely inventing Los Angeles' concert life upon his arrival in the city in 1886. It first looks at Behymer's early years in the ... More


Beginnings

Joseph McBride

in Hawks on Hawks

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813142623
eISBN:
9780813145242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813142623.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter, Hawks discusses his family and early years, and he mentions that he gained inspiration for his films from real life events and people, including his grandfather. This chapter explores ... More


Introduction

David H. Rosenthal

in Hard Bop: Jazz and Black Music, 1955–1965

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195085563
eISBN:
9780199853199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195085563.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Hard Bop begins with the “badness” of jazzmen, both in music and their personalities, as illustrated through jazz trumpeteer Lee Morgan, bad because of his “dirty” solos and ... More


Early human relations set the foundation for adult health and working life

Alan Sinclair and Tam Baillie

in The Child's Curriculum: Working with the Natural Voices of Young Children

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198747109
eISBN:
9780191809439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198747109.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology

Investing in early years is close to magic, without being magic. The United Nations has given greater prominence to the early years through a General Comment on the Convention on the Rights of the ... More


Policy, politics and the way forward

David Faulkner and Ros Burnett

in Where Next For Criminal Justice?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9781847428929
eISBN:
9781447305569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428929.003.0011
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

This chapter brings together the main conclusions drawn from the previous chapters, and their implications for policy and practice. In proposing a longer-term framework for twenty-first-century ... More


Beginnings and Wordsworth's “Immortality Ode”

Leonard Shengold

in Haunted by Parents

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300116106
eISBN:
9780300134681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300116106.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter begins by considering poems by William Wordsworth, which evoke the fervent intensities of the early years of life. It then discusses how Wordsworth can be presented in the psychoanalytic ... More


The Reinvention of the European Commission

Anchrit Wille

in The Normalization of the European Commission: Politics and Bureaucracy in the EU Executive

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199665693
eISBN:
9780191755989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665693.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter describes how political and administrative reforms have changed the basic accountability system of the European Commission over the last decade. It is shown how the vision and values, ... More


Entries into Meaning: Socialization via Narrative in the Early Years

Peggy J. Miller

in Advances in Culture and Psychology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199336715
eISBN:
9780190255794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199336715.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter approaches early socialization through the prism of narrative practices. Because socialization is an inherently interdisciplinary problem, the discussion is grounded in interdisciplinary ... More


Which Three Years?

David Willetts

in A University Education

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198767268
eISBN:
9780191917066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198767268.003.0012
Subject:
Education, Higher and Further Education

I meant it when I said that I loved universities. But attitudes to universities are mixed. Other stages of education do better in winning hearts and minds, ... More


The Cultural Nature of Attachment: Contextualizing Relationships and Development

Heidi Keller and Kim A. Bard (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036900
eISBN:
9780262342872
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036900.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

It is generally acknowledged that attachment relationships are important for infants and young children, but there is little clarity on what exactly constitutes such a relationship. Does it occur ... More


Jehovah Tsidkenu

Jefferson A. Singer

in The Proper Pirate: Robert Louis Stevenson's Quest for Identity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199328543
eISBN:
9780190637972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199328543.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Chapter 1 provides the background influences that shaped Stevenson’s early life. It begins with a history of Stevenson’s grandfather’s greatest challenge and success as a lighthouse engineer, nearly ... More


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