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The Quality of Working Life in Welfare Strategy

Duncan Gallie

in Why We Need a New Welfare State

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199256433
eISBN:
9780191599170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199256438.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Three main issues are addressed in this chapter. The first section, ‘Dimensions of employment disadvantage’, points out that although the central policy orientation for enhancing social inclusion in ... More


Health, Housing, and Wider Dimensions

Tony Atkinson, Bea Cantillon, Eric Marlier, and Brian Nolan

in Social Indicators: The EU and Social Inclusion

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199253494
eISBN:
9780191595882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253498.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Considers indicators of health, housing and homelessness, functional illiteracy and innumeracy, access to essential services, financial precariousness, and social participation. These are all ... More


Social Indicators: The EU and Social Inclusion

Tony Atkinson, Bea Cantillon, Eric Marlier, and Brian Nolan

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199253494
eISBN:
9780191595882
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253498.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Social indicators are an important tool for evaluating a country's level of social development and for assessing the impact of policy. Such indicators are already in use in investigating poverty and ... More


Re-engaging lives

Suzanne Franzway, Nicole Moulding, Sarah Wendt, Carole Zufferey, and Donna Chung

in Sexual Politics of Gendered Violence and Women's Citizenship

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781447337782
eISBN:
9781447337836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447337782.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter examines how the sexual politics of domestic violence gives rise to stigma and shame, eroding women's confidence and trust in others. The analysis presented here therefore makes a new ... More


Countryside connections: Older people, community and place in rural Britain

Catherine Hagan Hennessy, Robin Means, and Vanessa Burholt (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781447310303
eISBN:
9781447310327
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447310303.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Older people in the countryside are vastly under-researched compared to those living in urban areas. This co-authored volume describes the impetus for and principal findings and policy implications ... More


Mass Society, Participation, and the Mass Media

HAROLD L. WILENSKY

in Rich Democracies: Political Economy, Public Policy, and Performance

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520231764
eISBN:
9780520928336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231764.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter examines the relationship between mass society, social participation and the mass media. It reviews research on social participation in the U.S. and the very limited cross-national data ... More


Childhood poverty and social exclusion: From a child's perspective

Tess Ridge

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861343628
eISBN:
9781447301745
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861343628.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

Childhood poverty has moved from the periphery to the centre of the policy agenda following New Labour's pledge to end it within twenty years. However, whether the needs and concerns of poor children ... More


Social participation

Paul Henderson and Ilona Vercseg

in Community development and civil society: Making connections in the European context

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349705
eISBN:
9781447301929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349705.003.0011
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations

This chapter addresses the issue of social participation. First, it looks at the reasons why people are or are not prepared to become involved with community issues. Second, it examines the potential ... More


Do People Like Sprawl (and So What If They Do)?

Thad Williamson

in Sprawl, Justice, and Citizenship: The Civic Costs of the American Way of Life

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195369434
eISBN:
9780199852826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369434.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter focuses more on the well-being of the whole of American society in terms of whether sprawl actually promotes happiness, good health, and satisfaction or the quality of life. It does this ... More


Reconnecting and extending the research agenda on children’s participation: mutual incentives and the participation chain

Alan Prout, Richard Simmons, and Johnston Birchall

in Children, young people and social inclusion: Participation for what?

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346629
eISBN:
9781447301820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346629.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

The emergence of participation as a theme in public service governance has attracted a good deal of research attention. This chapter focuses on two linked theoretical frameworks that have emerged ... More


Social and political participation and inclusion

Liz Richardson

in A more equal society?: New Labour, poverty, inequality and exclusion

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861345783
eISBN:
9781447301394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861345783.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Social and political participation is significant for social inclusion because deprivation is more than income poverty. The ability to take part in decisions that affect lives is one way of ensuring ... More


Relationship Experiences and Emotional Well-Being

Harry T. Reis

in Emotion, Social Relationships, and Health

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195145410
eISBN:
9780199848201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195145410.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

In the beginning of this chapter, several studies about the association between social participation and inner happiness are cited. An abundance of ... More


Effects on Unity, State Responsibility, Efficiency, Costs, Social Participation, and Reform New Goals

Carmelo Mesa-Lago

in Reassembling Social Security: A Survey of Pensions and Health Care Reforms in Latin America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199644612
eISBN:
9780191807022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199644612.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

This chapter analyses the changes introduced by health care reform and their impact on ten issues: (a) unity or integration of the health system; (b) separation of functions; (c) state regulation and ... More


Ageing, disability and participation

Janet Fast and Jenny de Jong Gierveld

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/9781861349019.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter is primarily concerned with the processes of ageing and disability in both rural and urban contexts. It draws upon distinctions that were made in Chapter Two between the normative ... More


Sexual Politics of Gendered Violence and Women's Citizenship

Suzanne Franzway, Nicole Moulding, Sarah Wendt, Carole Zufferey, and Donna Chung

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781447337782
eISBN:
9781447337836
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447337782.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

The challenge of violence against women should be recognised as an issue for the state, citizenship, and the whole community. This book examines how responses by the state sanction violence against ... More


Participation in rural contexts: community matters

Julia Rozanova, Donna Dosman, and Jenny de Jong Gierveld

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/9781861349019.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter demonstrates the ways in which the characteristics of rural communities may or may not foster the social participation of older rural residents. It focuses on two kinds of participation: ... More


Childhood poverty: a barrier to social participation and inclusion

Tess Ridge

in Children, young people and social inclusion: Participation for what?

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346629
eISBN:
9781447301820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346629.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

Participation is a fundamental principle of social inclusion, and ‘fitting in’ with the everyday activities and expectations of peers is a driving force in children's lives. Poverty can have a ... More


Active ageing: social participation and volunteering in later life

Áine Ní Léime and Sheelah Connolly

in Ageing through austerity: Critical perspectives from Ireland

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781447316237
eISBN:
9781447316244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447316237.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

Active ageing is recommended by international policy bodies including the World Health Organisation as a means to tackle the challenges of demographic ageing. This chapter considers active ageing in ... More


Tackling social cohesion in ethnically diverse estates

Karien Dekker and Rob Rowlands

in Restructuring large housing estates in Europe: Restructuring and resistance inside the welfare industry

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347756
eISBN:
9781447303237
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347756.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter aims to show how social cohesion and ethnic diversity in large housing estates are interrelated and how urban-governance arrangements can enhance social cohesion. It investigates the ... More


Women Today

Sandra Fredman

in Women and the Law

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198763239
eISBN:
9780191695216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198763239.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

This chapter provides an overall view of the current legal provisions in the employment and welfare of women. The challenges for women of the present, though equally great, are different in important ... More


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