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In Our Hands

A Plan to Replace the Welfare State

by Charles Murray

<p>Imagine that the United States were to scrap all its income transfer programs—including Social Security, Medicare, and all forms of welfare—and give every American age twenty-one and older $10,000 a year for life.This is the Plan, a radical ...

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Inclusive Green Growth Index

A New Benchmark for Quality of Growth

by Shikha Jha, Sonia Chand Sandhu & Radtasiri Wachirapunyanont

<p>This publication launches the Inclusive Green Growth Index, a new comprehensive metric that captures the key dimensions of economic growth, social equity, and environmental sustainability. The index's 28 performance indicators cover various ...

ISBN: 9789292613310

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Indonesia

Country Water Assessment

by Asian Development Bank

<p>The Country Water Assessment (CWA) evaluates the balance between reliable and available water supplies and future demands for sustainable economic development in Indonesia. Articulated around the water,food, and energy nexus, the CWA explores

ISBN: 9789292573614

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Infant Care and Motherhood in an Urban Community

by George Farkas

<p><em>Infant Care and Motherhood in an Urban Community</em> investigates the behavior and attitudes of 709 mothers towards their year-old babies. John and Elizabeth Newson, impatient with the voluminous and contradictory literature telling ...

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Innovation in Social Services

The Public-Private Mix in Service Provision, Fiscal Policy and Employment

by Tomáš Sirovátka & Bent Greve

<p>EU member states have seen high levels of unemployment in recent years especially amongst young people. At the same time the fiscal crisis of welfare states has made it difficult for them to invest in new jobs and new economic growth. The EU,

ISBN: 9781317116400

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Inside Indian Schools

The Enigma of Equity and Quality

by Vimala Ramachandran

<p>After 70 years after independence, the tragic reality of Indian schools is that who we are, where we live, how much we earn and our gender influences the kind of education we will get. In this collection of essays the author explores the ...

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International Migration Outlook 2017

by Collectif

<p>The <em>International Migration Outlook 2017</em>, the 41st edition of this annual OECD publication, analyses recent developments in migration movements and policies in OECD countries and selected non-member countries. Where relevant, it ...

ISBN: 9789264275591

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Just Ordinary Citizens?

Towards a Comparative Portrait of the Political Immigrant

by Antoine Bilodeau

<p>Since the 1960s, the number of immigrants living in liberal democracies has been steadily rising. Despite the existence of numerous studies on social, economic, and geographic integration, few books have addressed the integration of ...

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Justice as Right Actions

An Original Theory of Justice in Conversation with Major Contemporary Accounts

by Young S. Kim

<p><em>Justice as Right Actions</em> presents an original theory of justice anchored in the analytical philosophical tradition. In contrast to many contemporary approaches, the theory provides normative guidance, rather than focusing solely on ...

ISBN: 9781498516525

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Law and Order

An Honest Citizen's Guide to Crime and Control

by Robert Reiner

<p>Law and order has become a key issue throughout the world. Crime stories saturate the mass media and politicians shrilly compete with each other in a race to be the toughest on crime. Prisons are crammed to bursting point, and police powers ...

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Listening to the Welfare State

by Michael Seltzer, Christian Kullberg & Ilmari Rostila

<p>Listening to the Welfare State presents, for the first time in English, central research findings from recent studies of the welfare systems of Denmark, Norway, Finland and Sweden. The book’s contributors are leading investigators of ...

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Lone Mothers, Social Security and the Family in Hong Kong

by Lai Ching Leung

<p>This book is the first study with feminist analysis on lone mothers’ economic dependency in Hong Kong. The implications of this study are considerable; it challenges both conventional thinking about families and the political and academic ...

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Making Democracy Work Better

Mediating Structures, Social Capital, and the Democratic Prospect

by Richard A. Couto

<p>The decade of the 1980s marked a triumph for market capitalism. As politicians of all stripes sought to reinvent government in the image of private enterprise, they looked to the voluntary sector for allies to assuage the human costs of ...

ISBN: 9780807861080

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Making the patient-consumer

Patient organisations and health consumerism in Britain

by Alex Mold

<p>Over the last fifty years, British patients have been made into consumers. Since the 1960s, concepts common within consumerism have found a place in health policy and practice. In a short space of time, the position of patients in Britain ...

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Making Welfare Work

Reconstructing Welfare for the Millennium

by Valerie Jenness

<p>The welfare system in the United Kingdom is broken. The number of claims has escalated and so, in consequence, have welfare expenditures. The social system does not encourage welfare recipients to become independent. Half the population of ...

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Managing to Care

by Ann Dill

<p>The point of departure for Managing to Care is widespread concern that the present delivery of health and social welfare services is fragmented, uncoordinated, inefficient, costly, wasteful, and ultimately detrimental to clients' health and ...

ISBN: 9781351507158

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Mapping Fragile and Conflict-Affected Situations in Asia and the Pacific

The ADB Experience

by Asian Development Bank

<p>This study maps out the major weaknesses of each fragile situation on the latest country performance assessment exercises. It identifies the overall common issues which require special attention when crafting strategies and implementing ...

ISBN: 9789292576486

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Measuring the Immeasurable: An Approach to Assessing the Effectiveness of Engineering Civic Assistance Projects Towards Achieving National Security Objectives - Humanitarian Efforts by World Vision

by Progressive Management

<p>This excellent report has been professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction.</p> <p>One of the fundamental struggles of U.S. conflicts in the post-World War II era continues to be how to utilize the military ...

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Mental Health and Work: New Zealand

by Collectif

<p>Tackling mental health problems of the working-age population is a key issue for labour market and social policies in OECD countries, not just for health systems. Governments increasingly recognise that policy has a major role to play in ...

ISBN: 9789264310339

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Micro-enterprise and personalisation

What size is good care?

by Allen, Kerry & Needham, Catherine

<p>Shifts to independent delivery of health and social care services have led to increased numbers of micro-enterprises. Could these tiny organisations with just 5 or fewer employees be the best way of delivering cost-effective health and social

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