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You are currently browsing 41–50 of 83 new and published books in the subject of Welfare — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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  1. Happiness

    By Bent Greve

    Series: Key Ideas

    Although happiness is based upon individuals’ subjective perception of their own situation, understanding the concept of happiness is important for forming policies in modern societies. Taking into account discussions from disciplines across the social sciences, this book explores varying notions...

    Published November 9th 2011 by Routledge

  2. Constructing a Social Welfare System for All in China

    By China Development Research Foundation

    Series: Routledge Studies on the Chinese Economy

    China Development Research Foundation is one of the leading economic think tanks in China, where many of the details of China’s economic reform have been formulated. Its work and publications therefore provide great insights into what the Chinese themselves think about economic reform and how it...

    Published August 16th 2011 by Routledge

  3. Welfare's Forgotten Past

    A Socio-Legal History of the Poor Law

    By Lorie Charlesworth

    That ‘poor law was law’ is a fact that has slipped from the consciousness of historians of welfare in England and Wales, and in North America. Welfare's Forgotten Past remedies this situation by tracing the history of the legal right of the settled poor to relief when destitute. Poor law was not...

    Published July 26th 2011 by Routledge-Cavendish

  4. Ageing in East Asia

    Challenges and Policies for the Twenty-First Century

    Edited by Tsung-hsi Fu, Rhidian Hughes

    Series: Comparative Development and Policy in Asia

    Ageing populations present considerable challenges to welfare states internationally, and East Asia is no exception. Demographics show that countries in East Asia either have the highest proportion of older people, or the speed at which their population is ageing is faster than anywhere else in the...

    Published March 24th 2011 by Routledge

  5. Pension Reform in Europe

    Politics, Policies and Outcomes

    Edited by Camila Arza, Martin Kohli

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Political Economy of the Welfare State

    This new book provides a cross-country comparative analysis of the key issues shaping the latest pension reforms in Europe: political games, welfare models and pathways, population reactions, and observed and expected outcomes. Pension reform has been a top policy priority for European governments...

    Published March 14th 2011 by Routledge

  6. The Government of Chronic Poverty

    From the politics of exclusion to the politics of citizenship?

    Edited by Sam Hickey

    What are the underlying causes of chronic poverty? Can ‘development beyond neoliberalism’ offer the strategies required to challenge such persistent forms of poverty, particularly through efforts to promote citizenship amongst poor people? Drawing on case-study evidence from Africa, Latin America...

    Published February 10th 2011 by Routledge

  7. Pension Politics

    Consensus and Social Conflict in Ageing Societies

    By Patrik Marier

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Political Economy of the Welfare State

    Population ageing and slower economic growth have raised serious questions about the willingness and ability of governments to maintain current social policies. Within this new reality, discussions on the future of public pensions have been predominant in political debates across Europe. This...

    Published February 2nd 2011 by Routledge

  8. Welfare in the United States

    A History with Documents, 1935–1996

    Edited by Premilla Nadasen, Jennifer Mittelstadt, Marisa Chappell

    Welfare has been central to a number of significant political debates in modern America: What role should the government play in alleviating poverty? What does a government owe its citizens, and who is entitled to help? How have race and gender shaped economic opportunities and outcomes? How...

    Published March 6th 2009 by Routledge

  9. Paying for Progress in China

    Public Finance, Human Welfare and Changing Patterns of Inequality

    Edited by Vivienne Shue, Christine Wong

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    China’s stunning record of economic development since the 1970s has been marred by an increasingly obvious gap between the country’s ‘haves’ and its ‘have-nots’. While people living in some parts of the country have enjoyed dramatically improved conditions of life, those in other districts and...

    Published September 23rd 2008 by Routledge

  10. Inclusions and Exclusions in European Societies

    Edited by Martin Kohli, Alison Woodward

    Series: Routledge/ESA Studies in European Societies

    European social development over the last century has been characterized by an increasing inclusiveness of people into the ever-larger collectives of the nation state, the European Union and categories of welfare entitlement. Yet recent empirical data suggests that income gaps are growing and that...

    Published December 1st 2007 by Routledge