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Rescaling Social Policies towards Multilevel Governance in Europe: Social Assistance, Activation and Care for Older People

Rescaling Social Policies towards Multilevel Governance in Europe: Social Assistance, Activation and Care for Older People

1st Edition

Yuri Kazepov
August 09, 2010

The workings of multi-level governance -- institutional choices concerning centralisation, decentralisation and subsidiarity -- are widely debated within European public policy, but few systematic studies assessing the effects of changing divisions of power for policy-making have been carried out....

Women's Work and Pensions: What is Good, What is Best?: Designing Gender-Sensitive Arrangements

Women's Work and Pensions: What is Good, What is Best?: Designing Gender-Sensitive Arrangements

1st Edition

Bernd Marin, Eszter Zólyomi
February 17, 2010

How different are fe/male life courses, and why? What is good, bad, or best for women under these or probable future circumstances? This ground-breaking book explores the difficulties women face in working life and retirement - and asks what can be done to achieve more gender equality and fairness...

New Frontiers in Microsimulation Modelling

New Frontiers in Microsimulation Modelling

1st Edition

Ann Harding, Asghar Zaidi
October 28, 2009

In the past fifteen years, microsimulation models have become firmly established as vital tools for analysis of the distributional impact of changes in governmental programmes. Across Europe, the US, Canada and Australia, microsimulation models are used extensively to assess who are the winners and...

Tax and Benefit Policies in the Enlarged Europe: Assessing the Impact with Microsimulation Models

Tax and Benefit Policies in the Enlarged Europe: Assessing the Impact with Microsimulation Models

1st Edition

Holly Sutherland, Orsolya Lelkes
June 30, 2009

This book offers the first systematic assessment of income redistribution in Eastern Europe, within a comparative European perspective, and it demonstrates the future research potential of microsimulation techniques in this region. The book's chapters are based on a unique instrument -- EUROMOD:...

Two Worlds of Drug Consumption in Late Modern Societies

Two Worlds of Drug Consumption in Late Modern Societies

1st Edition

Jacek Moskalewicz, Irmgard Eisenbach-Stangl
May 28, 2009

Two Worlds of Drug Consumption in Late Modern Societies reports the findings of an empirical study of drug users in London, Amsterdam, Turin, Prague, Vienna and Warsaw, European cities representative of a wide range of drug problems and public policies. The innovative study reconceives the...

Activity, Incomes and Social Welfare: A Comparison across Four New EU Member States

Activity, Incomes and Social Welfare: A Comparison across Four New EU Member States

1st Edition

Manuela Sofia Stanculescu, Tine Stanovnik
May 22, 2009

This book describes and quantifies the major socioeconomic changes that have occurred in four new member states of the EU (Slovenia, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria) since the early 1990s. The period covered was a particularly turbulent one, not only because of the transition process which was well...

Well-Being of Older People in Ageing Societies

Well-Being of Older People in Ageing Societies

1st Edition

Asghar Zaidi
November 20, 2008

Well-Being of Older People in Ageing Societies poses answers to the question of how we can measure and conceptualize the well-being of older people. It focuses on the future research agenda and policy reforms that will be necessary to maintain a decent well-being for older people, given the context...

Mainstreaming Ageing: Indicators to Monitor Sustainable Progress and Policies

Mainstreaming Ageing: Indicators to Monitor Sustainable Progress and Policies

1st Edition

Asghar Zaidi, Bernd Marin
December 10, 2007

The Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing (MIPAA), adopted at the Second World Assembly on Ageing, is the first international agreement that specifically recognises the potential of older people to contribute to the development of their societies. In monitoring its implementation two key...

Transforming Disability Welfare Policies: Towards Work and Equal Opportunities

Transforming Disability Welfare Policies: Towards Work and Equal Opportunities

1st Edition

Christopher Prinz, Bernd Marin
April 28, 2004

Bringing together contributions from institutions such as the OECD, the WHO, the World Bank and the European Disability Forum, as well as policy makers and researchers, this volume focuses on disability and work. The contributors address a wide range of issues including what it means to be disabled...

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