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Activation or Workfare? Governance and the Neo-Liberal Convergence

Activation or Workfare? Governance and the Neo-Liberal Convergence

Ivar Lodemel and Amilcar Moreira (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199773589
eISBN:
9780190248314
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199773589.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

In last decade of the 20th century, in both the United States and Europe, there was a move toward the introduction/strengthening of activation requirements as an eligibility condition to minimum ... More

Adjusting to a World in MotionTrends in Global Migration and Migration Policy

Adjusting to a World in Motion: Trends in Global Migration and Migration Policy

Douglas J. Besharov and Mark H. Lopez (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190211394
eISBN:
9780190270100
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190211394.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

International migration has reached new heights since the 1960s. Altogether, some 215 million people live in countries other than their countries of birth, and according to surveys, another 700 ... More

The Age of DualizationThe Changing Face of Inequality in Deindustrializing Societies

The Age of Dualization: The Changing Face of Inequality in Deindustrializing Societies

Patrick Emmenegger, Silja Hausermann, Bruno Palier, and Martin Seeleib-Kaiser (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199797899
eISBN:
9780199933488
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199797899.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

Poverty, increased inequality, and social exclusion are back on the political agenda in Western Europe, not only as a consequence of the Great Recession that hit the global economy in 2008, but also ... More

Child Poverty and InequalitySecuring a Better Future for America's Children

Child Poverty and Inequality: Securing a Better Future for America's Children

Duncan Lindsey (ed.)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195305449
eISBN:
9780199894291
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305449.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Social Policy

One of the United States' great promises is that all children will be given the opportunity to work in order to achieve a comfortable standard of living. That promise has faded profoundly for ... More

Child Protection SystemsInternational Trends and Orientations

Child Protection Systems: International Trends and Orientations

Neil Gilbert, Nigel Parton, and Marit Skivenes (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199793358
eISBN:
9780199895137
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199793358.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This book builds upon and advances the comparative analysis of child protection systems that was conducted in the mid-1990s and presented in the ground-breaking book Combatting Child Abuse: ... More

Chinese Social Policy in a Time of Transition

Chinese Social Policy in a Time of Transition

Douglas Besharov and Karen Baehler (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199990313
eISBN:
9780199346363
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199990313.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

The story of China’s spectacular economic growth is well known. Less well known is the country’s equally dramatic, though not always equally successful, social policy transition. Between the ... More

Counting the PoorNew Thinking About European Poverty Measures and Lessons for the United States

Counting the Poor: New Thinking About European Poverty Measures and Lessons for the United States

Douglas J. Besharov and Kenneth A. Couch (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199860586
eISBN:
9780199932948
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860586.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy, Children and Families

The poverty rate is one of the most visible ways in which nations measure the economic well-being of their low-income citizens. To gauge whether a person is poor, European states often focus on a ... More

Empowerment on an Unstable PlanetFrom Seeds of Human Energy to a Scale of Global Change

Empowerment on an Unstable Planet: From Seeds of Human Energy to a Scale of Global Change

Daniel C. Taylor, Carl E. Taylor, and Jesse O. Taylor

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199842964
eISBN:
9780190258443
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199842964.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

Since World War II, development projects have invested more than two trillion dollars towards health services, poverty alleviation, education, food security, and environmental initiatives around the ... More

Faces of PovertyPortraits of Women and Children on Welfare

Faces of Poverty: Portraits of Women and Children on Welfare

Jill Duerr Berrick

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195113754
eISBN:
9780199893546
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195113754.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Social Policy

Most Americans are insulated from the poor; it is hard to imagine the challenges of poverty, the daily fears of crime and victimization, the frustration of not being able to provide for a child. ... More

Family Caps, Abortion and Women of ColorResearch Connection and Political Rejection

Family Caps, Abortion and Women of Color: Research Connection and Political Rejection

Michael Camasso

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195179057
eISBN:
9780199864546
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179057.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy, Children and Families

Fifteen years ago, New Jersey became the first of over twenty states to introduce the family cap, a welfare reform policy that reduces or eliminates cash benefits for unmarried women on public ... More

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