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Strengthening Resilience through Social Protection Programs

Guidance Note

by Asian Development Bank

<p>Climate and disaster risk is increasing in the Asia and Pacific region, exacerbating existing vulnerabilities and creating new ones. The adverse effects are felt most by the poor and the vulnerable. Social protection programs, when designed ...

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Successful Group Care

Explorations in the Powerful Environment

by Martin Wolins

<p>Edited by one of the leading authorities in international child care, this sourcebook provides valuable insights from international experiments in group child care. The selections, written by distinguished international child care experts, ...

ISBN: 9781351487597

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The Inspirational True Story Of One Mother's Epic Win Against Social Services

by Sue O'Callaghan

<p><strong>SHE FOUGHT THE LAW, AND THE LAW LOST</strong></p> <p>Sue O’Callaghan was one of us. Just an ordinary mum, living an ordinary life, in a nice house with her husband and family. Ordinary, that is, until the day her husband took the ...

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Targeting Social Benefits

International Perspectives and Trends

by Neil Gilbert

<p>Over the last decade changing family life and increasing fiscal constraints on welfare expenditures have forced industrialized nations to reconsider how they approach social protection. Faced with fiscal and demographic changes, many ...

ISBN: 9781351486934

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The “New-Age America” & President Trump’S Invisible Politics in World Governance

The Future & the Security of You & I

by Stephen B. Oladipo

<p>This book is a policy-review piece. It strives to review some long-standing and herculean issues of concerns within the United States and around the world. It attempts a realistic second look into a few of the delicate and hellacious ...

ISBN: 9781543488951

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The Absurdity of Bureaucracy

How Implementation Works

by Nina Holm Vohnsen

<p>The absurdity of bureaucracy offers a humorous ethnographic account of policy implementation set in contemporary Danish bureaucracy. Taking the reader deep into the hallways of governmental administration and municipal caseworkers' offices, ...

ISBN: 9781526101365

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The Adopted Child

Family Life with Double Parenthood

by Christa Hoffmann-Riem

<p>This exploration of the experiences of adopting parents and children offers unusual insight into adoption's complexity and its profound impact on family life. Based on the author's research in Germany, where she lived and taught, The Adopted ...

ISBN: 9781351486309

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The Age of Responsibility

by Yascha Mounk

<p>Yascha Mounk shows why a focus on personal responsibility is wrong and counterproductive: it distracts us from the larger economic forces determining aggregate outcomes, ignores what we owe fellow citizens regardless of their choices, and ...

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The Blackwell Companion to Social Work

by Martin Davies

<p>Fully revised and restructured, this fresh edition offers students and trainee social workers an incisive and authoritative introduction to the subject. As well as entirely new sections on theory and practice, the expert contributions which ...

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The Child Welfare Challenge

Policy, Practice, and Research

by Sharon Borja, William Vesneski, Peter J. Pecora & others

<p>Using both historical and contemporary contexts, <em>The Child Welfare Challenge</em> examines major policy practice and research issues as they jointly shape child welfare practice and its future. This text focuses on families and children ...

ISBN: 9781351141147

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The Cure That Works

How to Have the World's Best Health Care -- at a Quarter of the Price

by Sean M. Flynn

<p>What’s the Most Important Fact About the Heathcare Crisis? That We Already Know the Cure!</p> <p>Whole Foods Markets, the State of Indiana, and innovators around the world have used forgotten American ideas to slash healthcare costs by 75 ...

ISBN: 9781621579625

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The Dhaka Water Services Turnaround

by Manoj Sharma & Melissa Howell Alipalo

<p>The Asian Development Bank's investment program in the Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority provided a breakthrough in approaching urban development, particularly the delivery of clean, reliable, affordable water and to the poor, no ...

ISBN: 9789292610258

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The Dilemma of American Social Welfare

by William Epstein

<p>In the current political climate of the U.S., there are noeasily apparent solutions to the social problems we face.William M. Epstein claims that people in need have been poorly served and misled by the American system of social welfare. This

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The Dysfunctional Politics of the Affordable Care Act

by Greg M. Shaw

<p>This revealing work focuses on the politics surrounding the Affordable Care Act (ACA), explaining how and why supporters and opponents have approached the issue as they have since the act's passage in 2010. The first book to systematically ...

ISBN: 9781440840036

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The Economics of Inequality, Poverty, and Discrimination in the 21st Century [2 volumes]

by Robert S. Rycroft

<p>While recent catastrophic events in New Orleans and Haiti may have magnified issues of social inequity, leaders have debated over poverty and discrimination for decades. Are the poor disadvantaged by the institutions of society or by the ...

ISBN: 9780313396922

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The Effective Citizen

How to Make Politicians Work for You

by Graham Steele

<p><em>Effective citizens--engaged, knowledgeable, and persistent, and united in common cause--are the most powerful force that ever was, or ever will be. I hope this book will help citizens to be more effective.</em></p> <p>In his uniquely ...

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The Family and the Handicapped Child

A Study of Cerebral Palsied Children in Their Homes

by Elizabeth Newson

<p>This book describes an inquiry into the upbringing of young cerebral palsied children. Following the precedent set by John and Elizabeth Newson in their studies of normal children at home; Sheila Hewett visited the mothers of 180 spastic ...

ISBN: 9781351482943

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The Future of Social Protection

What Works for Non-standard Workers?

by Collectif

<p>Social protection systems are often still designed for the archetypical full-time dependent employee. Work patterns deviating from this model – be it self-employment or online &quot;gig work&quot; – can lead to gaps in social protection ...

ISBN: 9789264308565

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The Future of Welfare in a Global Europe

by Bernd Marin

<p>What is the future of welfare in Europe? The European welfare state is generally considered to be one of the finest achievements of the post-1945 world. Set up to eradicate poverty by providing a minimum standard of living and social safety ...

ISBN: 9781351889063

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The Grand Duke from Boys Ranch

by Bill Sarpalius

<p>As a boy in Houston, Bill Sarpalius, his brothers, and their mother lived an itinerant life. Bill dug food out of trashcans, and he and his brothers moved from one school to the next. They squatted in a vacant home while their mother, ...

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