Comparing European Workers

Policies and Institutions
Author: David Brady
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 0857249320
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 320
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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.

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
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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.

Non-Standard Employment in Europe

Paradigms, Prevalence and Policy Responses
Author: Max Koch,Martin Fritz
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 113726716X
Category: Political Science
Page: 246
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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.

Work, Family Policies and Transitions to Adulthood in Europe

Author: T. Knijn
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137284196
Category: Social Science
Page: 240
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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?

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
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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.

Minimum Income Protection in Flux

Author: I. Marx,K. Nelson
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137291842
Category: Political Science
Page: 335
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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.

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
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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

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
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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.

Research Design in European Studies

Establishing Causality in Europeanization
Author: T. Exadaktylos,C. Radaelli
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137005092
Category: Political Science
Page: 273
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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.

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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
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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
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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.

Global History and Migrations

Author: Gungwu Wang
Publisher: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 309
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"Humans have been on the move for millennia, but in modern times migration has accelerated to truly global proportions. The second volume of the Global History series, this book explores the historical"

Lawyers in Society

Comparative Theories
Author: Richard L. Abel,Philip Lewis
Publisher: Beard Books
ISBN: 9781587982668
Category: Law
Page: 576
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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

Handbook on In-Work Poverty

Author: Henning Lohmann,Ive Marx
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1784715638
Page: 520
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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.