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  1. The Mediterranean Welfare Regime and the Economic Crisis

    Edited by Francisco Javier Moreno-Fuentes, Pau Mari-Klose

    This book examines the recent evolution of the Mediterranean Welfare regime, and how the economic crisis may be contributing to redefine its basic traits. Moving from the macro comparative analysis of long-term socio-demographic trends to the study of specific welfare programs, the chapters...

    Published July 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  2. Financial Exclusion and the Poverty Trap

    Overcoming Deprivation in the Inner City

    By Pamela Lenton, Paul Mosley

    Series: Routledge Advances in Social Economics

    The persistence of poverty hurts us all, and attacking poverty is a major policy objective everywhere. In Britain, the main political parties have an anti-poverty mandate and in particular an agreed commitment to eliminate child poverty by 2020, but there is controversy over how this should be done...

    Published July 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Political Economy of the European Social Model

    By Philip B. Whyman, Mark J. Baimbridge, Andrew Mullen

    Series: Routledge Studies in the European Economy

    This book seeks to analyse the development of the European Union (EU), which was founded upon the principle of the free movement of capital, goods, services and people in 1957. Its central thesis is that, from a practical and theoretical point of view, such a basis is fundamentally at odds with the...

    Published July 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  4. Healthy Aging in Sociocultural Context

    Edited by Andrew E. Scharlach, Kazumi Hoshino

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Healthy Aging in Sociocultural Context examines two emerging trends facing countries throughout the world: population aging and population diversity. It makes a unique contribution to our understanding of these timely issues by examining their implications for healthy aging, a topic of increasing...

    Published July 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  5. Alcohol and Public Policy

    Edited by Thom Brooks

    Series: Contemporary Issues in Social Science

    Alcohol and its consumption is a major topic for public policy-making. Growing awareness of alcohol-related health problems among the general public has led to high levels of interest in alcohol consumption and its impact on society. This innovative collection of new perspectives on this critically...

    Published June 30th 2014 by Routledge

  6. State Looteries

    Gambling That Taxes Racial Inequality

    By Kasey Henricks, David G. Embrick

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Fifty years ago, familiar images of the lottery would have been strange, as no state lottery existed then. Few researchers have uncovered the obscure role lotteries play in the changing composition of American taxation. Even less is known about what role race plays in this process. More than simply...

    Published June 29th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Gun Crime in Global Contexts

    By Peter Squires

    Every year around three-quarters of a million people die (directly or indirectly) as a result of gun violence, with most deaths occurring in the poorest, yet also most highly weaponized parts of the world. Firearm proliferation -- 875 million global firearms -- is a direct contributor to both...

    Published June 25th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Child Welfare Practice with Immigrant Children and Families

    Edited by Alan Dettlaff, Rowena Fong

    Children in immigrant families represent nearly one-fourth of all children living in the United States. As this population of children has increased, so has their representation among children involved in child welfare and related systems. Once immigrant families come to the attention of these...

    Published June 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  9. Elements of an Evolutionary Theory of Welfare

    Assessing Welfare When Preferences Change

    By Martin Binder

    Series: Routledge Advances in Social Economics

    It has always been an important task of economics to assess individual and social welfare. The traditional approach has assumed that the measuring rod for welfare is the satisfaction of the individual’s given and unchanging preferences, but recent work in behavioural economics has called this into...

    Published June 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  10. Disability, Spaces and Places of Policy Exclusion

    Edited by Karen Soldatic, Hannah Morgan, Alan Roulstone

    Series: Routledge Advances in Disability Studies

    Geographies of disability have become a key research priority for many disability scholars and geographers. This edited collection, incorporating the work of leading international disability researchers, seeks to expand the current geographical frame operating within the realm of disability....

    Published June 18th 2014 by Routledge