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Implementing Innovative Social Investment: Strategic Lessons from Europe

Susan Baines, Andrea Bassi, Judit Csoba, and Flórián Sipos (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781447347828
eISBN:
9781447347873
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447347828.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

The turn towards a ‘Social Investment’ approach to welfare implies deploying resources to enhance human capital and mobilise the productive potential of citizens, starting in early childhood. Many ... More


Researching the lifecourse: Critical reflections from the social sciences

Nancy Worth and Irene Hardill (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781447317524
eISBN:
9781447317531
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447317524.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

Lifecourse research is undertaken by researchers from across the social sciences, often working in a multi-disciplinary context, using the lifecourse as an underpinning concept and/or a method of ... More


Continuity and Change in Voluntary Action: Patterns, Trends and Understandings

Rose Lindsey and John Mohan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781447324836
eISBN:
9781447324850
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447324836.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

This book provides a longitudinal perspective on change and continuity in voluntary action in recent decades in the UK. Drawing on more than 30 years of different quantitative and qualitative data, ... More


Ageing with disability: A lifecourse perspective

Eva Grassman and Anna Whitaker

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781447305224
eISBN:
9781447310907
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447305224.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This is the first book to address the issue of ageing after a long life with disability. It breaks new ground through its particular lifecourse perspective, examining what it means to age with a ... More


Modeling Determinants of Population Health

T. Kue Young

in Population Health: Concepts and Methods

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195158540
eISBN:
9780199864379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195158540.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter presents different models and pathways of health and introduces the concept of health determinants, which include genetic susceptibility, physical environment, personal lifestyles and ... More


Crossing borders: lifecourse, rural ageing and disability

Tamara Daly and Gordon Grant

in Rural ageing: A good place to grow old?

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349019
eISBN:
9781447303299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349019.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter talks about the lifecourse perspectives that contribute to an understanding of ageing and disability in rural places. It sheds some light on key assumptions about ageing, disability and ... More


Ecosocial Theory of Disease Distribution: Embodying Societal & Ecologic Context

Nancy Krieger

in Epidemiology and the People’s Health: Theory and Context

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195383874
eISBN:
9780199893607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383874.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Chapter 7 introduces a newer variant of social epidemiologic theory: ecologically-informed approaches, especially the ecosocial theory of disease distribution, first proposed by this book's author in ... More


Health inequalities during adulthood: research evidence

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/9781861346742.003.0010
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter examines research evidence concerning health inequalities during adulthood. It discusses the result of lifecourse research suggesting that both childhood and adult circumstances ... More


Introduction

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/9781861346742.003.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about policies and practice for tackling the problem of health inequalities. This book examines the research and policy context ... More


Young people leaving care: transitions to adulthood

Mike Stein

in Managing transitions: Support for individuals at key points of change

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847421883
eISBN:
9781447302780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847421883.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

After providing an overview of young people in the United Kingdom who leave foster care and residential care, this chapter highlights the importance of understanding their transition as part of their ... More


Entering care work with vulnerable children

Julia Brannen, June Statham, Ann Mooney, and Michaela Brockmann

in Coming to care: The work and family lives of workers caring for vulnerable children

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348500
eISBN:
9781447301882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348500.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter, drawing exclusively upon the case studies, addresses the question of why informants entered care work with vulnerable children when they did. It explores their reported decisions in ... More


Thinking and talking differently

Ruth Bartlett and Deborah O’Connor

in Broadening the dementia debate: Towards social citizenship

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847421784
eISBN:
9781447301561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847421784.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter demonstrates how examining the situation of people with dementia from a socio-political perspective rooted in social theories of lifecourse, disability, and citizenship can change the ... More


Ageing and social exclusion in rural communities

Thomas Scharf and Bernadette Bartlam

in Rural ageing: A good place to grow old?

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349019
eISBN:
9781447303299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349019.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter discusses the concept of social exclusion as a way to explore the issues around disadvantage faced by older people in rural communities. By focusing on social exclusion, the varied and ... More


Revisiting rural ageing

Norah Keating

in Rural ageing: A good place to grow old?

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349019
eISBN:
9781447303299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349019.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter explores the main sets of findings on rural places and beliefs, the processes of ageing and on the ‘best fit’ between these places, processes and the contexts in which rural people grow ... More


Reconceptualising the person–environment relationship

Allison E. Smith

in Ageing in urban neighbourhoods: Place attachment and social exclusion

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847422712
eISBN:
9781447301448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847422712.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter explains how the factors present in these types of urban neighbourhoods demonstrate new knowledge in the understanding of the person-environment relationship, for example, that the ... More


Solo living, individual and family boundaries: findings from secondary analysis1

Fran Wasoff, Lynn Jamieson, and Adam Smith

in Families in society: Boundaries and relationships

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346438
eISBN:
9781447302292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346438.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter concentrates on solo living as a way of understanding families, relationships and households. It provides a detailed empirical analysis of who is living alone in the UK and who is moving ... More


Method, data and hypotheses

Cristina Solera

in Women in and out of paid work: Changes across generations in Italy and Britain

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349309
eISBN:
9781447304319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349309.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter outlines the methods, datasets, variables, and techniques used for the empirical analyses described and discussed in the rest of the book. It starts by illustrating the nature and ... More


Conclusions

Cristina Solera

in Women in and out of paid work: Changes across generations in Italy and Britain

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349309
eISBN:
9781447304319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349309.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter summarizes the main findings and discusses their policy implications. It re-opens the issue of individualization and ‘choice’ in women's employment; it reflects on the weight of ... More


Older people, pensions and development

Peter Lloyd-Sherlock

in Population ageing and international development: From generalisation to evidence

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847421920
eISBN:
9781447303022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847421920.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

Most discussion about the effects of development on older people is heavily generalised and tends towards a negative and gloomy set of predictions. Since a simplified life-stage approach to exploring ... More


Family practices and family relationships

Pat Chambers, Graham Allan, Chris Phillipson, and Mo Ray

in Family practices in later life

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420534
eISBN:
9781447302346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420534.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter discusses the experiences of older people in the context of recent hypothesising about the nature of family life. It focuses on various approaches to intergenerational relationships and ... More


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