Comparing European Workers

Policies and Institutions

Author: David Brady

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 0857249320

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 4016

Focuses on the politics, economics, sociology, and history of work and workers in Europe. This title places the labor markets, workplaces, jobs and workers of Europe in comparative perspective, and compares contemporary patterns and the history of European workers with other models of work worldwide.
Posted in Business & Economics

Non-Standard Employment in Europe

Paradigms, Prevalence and Policy Responses

Author: Max Koch,Martin Fritz

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113726716X

Category: Political Science

Page: 246

View: 8651

Postwar employment standards are being undermined and 'non-standard' employment is becoming more common. While scholars have pointed to negative consequences of this development, this volume also discusses the evidence for a new and socially inclusive European employment standard.
Posted in Political Science

Expanding the Boundaries of Work-Family Research

A Vision for the Future

Author: S. Poelmans,J. Greenhaus,M. Las Heras Maestro,Mireia Las Heras Maestro

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137006005

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 366

View: 1111

With contributions from thirty authors from fifteen countries, this is a 'white book' for international work-family research and practice. The authors offer a bold look at the future and provide guidelines for future research, focusing on applied, international work-family research.
Posted in Business & Economics

Work, Family Policies and Transitions to Adulthood in Europe

Author: T. Knijn

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137284196

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 2818

This book analyzes how the current generation of young adults enters the labour market and tries to create their own autonomous household, with or without children, exploring questions such as what does it mean to be a young adult in Europe today and what social policies help them to combine work and family life?
Posted in Social Science

Transforming Higher Education

A Comparative Study

Author: M. Kogan,M. Bauer,I. Bleiklie,M. Henkel

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 140204657X

Category: Education

Page: 204

View: 8867

Drawing together the implications of studies of Sweden, Norway and England in a set of comparative analyses, the authors assess the reforms of the higher education systems on three distinct levels, the state, the institution and the individual. The book examines changes in government policy, in the leadership and management of higher education institutions and the impact on academic identities and the academic profession.
Posted in Education

Minimum Income Protection in Flux

Author: I. Marx,K. Nelson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137291842

Category: Political Science

Page: 335

View: 2463

The current economic crisis has presented itself as a formidable challenge to the welfare states of Europe. It is more relevant than ever to ask: do existing minimum income protection schemes succeed in adequately protecting citizens, be it whether they are excluded from work, working, retired, or having children? Drawing on in-depth and up-to-date institutional data from across Europe and the US, this volume details the reality of minimum income protection policies over time. Including contributions from leading scholars in the field, each chapter provides a systematic cross-national analysis of minimum income protection policies, developing concrete policy guidance on an issue at the heart of the European debate.
Posted in Political Science

Working Through Barriers

Host Country Institutions and Immigrant Labour Market Performance in Europe

Author: Irena Kogan

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402052324

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

View: 5681

This book examines the role that institutional characteristics of host countries play in labour market integration of immigrants in the European Union. Drawing on existing research, it develops a comprehensive conceptual framework of factors and underlying mechanisms which affect immigrant integration in the fifteen nations that comprise the European Union. The author analyzes selected EU countries in depth, investigating the extent to which immigrants have succeeded or failed in different institutional contexts.
Posted in Social Science

Contracting-out Welfare Services

Comparing National Policy Designs for Unemployment Assistance

Author: Siobhan O'Sullivan,Mark Considine

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119016460

Category: Political Science

Page: 184

View: 9970

Contracting-out Welfare Services focuses on the design and overhaul of welfare-to-work systems around the world in the light of the radical re-design of the welfare system; internationally based authors utilise a national/program case study, considering employment services policy and activation practices. International contributors bring a global comparative perspective to the subject Contributors are all experts in their field, who also draw on a much longer intellectual legacy Uses employment services as a case study to advance understanding in relation to a host of broader principles and concepts Each paper included within the text uses a national/program case study, and each considers employment services policy in general, and activation practices in particular
Posted in Political Science

Unemployment and Social Exclusion

Landscapes of Labour inequality and Social Exclusion

Author: Sally Hardy,Paul Lawless,Ron Martin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136038167

Category: Architecture

Page: 280

View: 7810

Persistent high employment and growing labour market inequality have become entrenched features of many European countries. This edited collection of papers focuses on the regional and local dimensions of these problems across the European union as a whole and, more particularly, in the UK. In the addressing the contemporary landscape of unemployment, social exclusion and public policy the contributors highlight several key themes, including: How the process of unemployment and social exclusion have an important local level operation. The increasing gender dimension and counts of unemployment to provide effective guides to the true scale of joblessness The need for more local-focused policy interventions to help reduce the problems of unemployment, employment insecurity and low incomes that now characterise many of the advanced countries.
Posted in Architecture

Research Design in European Studies

Establishing Causality in Europeanization

Author: T. Exadaktylos,C. Radaelli

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137005092

Category: Political Science

Page: 273

View: 4436

A seminal text in European studies, which addresses issues of research design and causal analysis. The chapters draw on different methodological traditions, notions of causality, and methods and use strong research design to address substantive problems in public policy, party politics, foreign policy and legislative studies.
Posted in Political Science

Parks for Life 97

Proceedings of the IUCN/WCPA European Regional Working Session on Protecting Europe's Natural Heritage, Island of Rügen, Germany, 9-13 November 1997

Author: Hugh Synge

Publisher: IUCN

ISBN: 2831704375

Category: National parks and reserves

Page: 136

View: 4802

Posted in National parks and reserves

Lawyers in Society

Comparative Theories

Author: Richard L. Abel,Philip Lewis

Publisher: Beard Books

ISBN: 9781587982668

Category: Law

Page: 576

View: 9623

This is the last of three volumes on the comparative sociology of legal professions. Unlike the first two, which offered reports on individual country systems, this text uses national reports and other data sources to explore a variety of theoretical and methodological issues. Editors Abel (law, U. of California at Los Angeles, US) and Lewis (Centr
Posted in Law

AFB-Info

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Peace

Page: N.A

View: 8487

Posted in Peace

Handbook on In-Work Poverty

Author: Henning Lohmann,Ive Marx

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1784715638

Category:

Page: 520

View: 2031

There has been a rapid global expansion of academic and policy attention focusing on in-work poverty, acknowledging that across the world a large number of the poor are ‘working poor’. Taking a global and multi-disciplinary perspective, this Handbook provides a comprehensive overview of current research at the intersection between work and poverty.
Posted in

Sociological Abstracts

Author: Leo P. Chall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sociology

Page: N.A

View: 3071

CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.
Posted in Sociology