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The activation dilemmaReconciling the fairness and effectiveness of minimum income schemes in Europe

The activation dilemma: Reconciling the fairness and effectiveness of minimum income schemes in Europe

Amilcar Moreira

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420466
eISBN:
9781447303695
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420466.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

The activation of social welfare recipients has been, and still is, a central issue in the development of social and employment policies in Europe. This book explores the employment effectiveness of ... More

Benchmarking Muslim well-being in EuropeReducing disparities and polarizations

Benchmarking Muslim well-being in Europe: Reducing disparities and polarizations

Pamela Irving Jackson and Peter Doerschler

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9781847428875
eISBN:
9781447307716
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428875.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This highly topical book aims to undermine unsubstantiated myths by examining Muslim integration in Germany, France, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, states which dominate the debate on ... More

Beyond the workfare stateLabour markets, equalities and human rights

Beyond the workfare state: Labour markets, equalities and human rights

Mick Carpenter, Belinda Freda, and Stuart Speeden (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348739
eISBN:
9781447301547
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348739.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This book explores equality, discrimination, and human rights in relation to employability and ‘welfare-to-work’ policies. It draws extensively on new research from the SEQUAL Project, undertaken for ... More

Building Better SocietiesPromoting Social Justice in a World Falling Apart

Building Better Societies: Promoting Social Justice in a World Falling Apart

Rowland Atkinson, Lisa Mckenzie, and Simon Winlow (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781447332022
eISBN:
9781447332060
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447332022.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

What would it take to make society better? For the majority, conditions are getting worse and this will continue unless strong action is taken. This book offers a wide range of expert opinions ... More

Changing Social EqualityThe Nordic Welfare Model in the 21st Century

Changing Social Equality: The Nordic Welfare Model in the 21st Century

Jon Kvist, Johan Fritzell, Bjorn Hvinden, and Olli Kangas (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9781847426604
eISBN:
9781447305583
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847426604.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Changing social equality through state policies was perhaps the greatest legacy of the twentieth century. The Nordic countries in particular have been able to raise living standards and curb ... More

Child poverty, evidence and policyMainstreaming children in international development

Child poverty, evidence and policy: Mainstreaming children in international development

Nicola A. Jones

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424464
eISBN:
9781447301691
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424464.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This book is about the opportunities and challenges involved in mainstreaming knowledge about children in international-development policy and practice. It focuses on the ideas, networks, and ... More

Deviance and inequality in JapanJapanese youth and foreign migrants

Deviance and inequality in Japan: Japanese youth and foreign migrants

Robert Stuart Yoder

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847428325
eISBN:
9781447302049
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428325.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Japanese youth and foreign migrants face stringent institutionalised controls in Japan. This book questions the efficacy of such social controls, focusing on the interrelation of inequality ... More

Disability and povertyA global challenge

Disability and poverty: A global challenge

Arne H. Eide and Benedicte Ingstad (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847428851
eISBN:
9781447302063
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428851.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This book is about being disabled and being poor, and the social, cultural, and political processes that link these two aspects of living. Environmental barriers, limited access to services, and ... More

Disability and social changePrivate lives and public policies

Disability and social change: Private lives and public policies

Sonali Shah

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847427878
eISBN:
9781447302070
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427878.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Combining critical policy analysis with biographical accounts, this book provides a socio-historical account of the changing treatment of disabled people in Britain from the 1940s to the present day. ... More

Disabled people and European human rightsA review of the implications of the 1998 Human Rights Act for disabled children and adults in the UK

Disabled people and European human rights: A review of the implications of the 1998 Human Rights Act for disabled children and adults in the UK

Luke Clements

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861344250
eISBN:
9781447302087
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861344250.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Over the past two decades, there has been increasing recognition of the ways in which disabled children and adults have been denied human and civil rights that others take for granted. In the year ... More

Disabled people and housingChoices, opportunities and barriers

Disabled people and housing: Choices, opportunities and barriers

Laura Hemingway

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847428066
eISBN:
9781447302094
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428066.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This book provides an investigation of housing issues for disabled people from a social model perspective. Documenting historical and current trends, it looks at policy, barriers to housing options ... More

Down and outPoverty and exclusion in Australia

Down and out: Poverty and exclusion in Australia

Peter Saunders

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847428394
eISBN:
9781447302155
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428394.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This landmark study provides the first comprehensive assessment of the nature and associations between the three main forms of social disadvantage in Australia: poverty, deprivation, and social ... More

Education and social justice in a digital age

Education and social justice in a digital age

Rosamund Sutherland

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781447305255
eISBN:
9781447311799
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447305255.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

In many countries the school curriculum oscillates between focusing on traditional subjects and focusing on skills that are linked to the needs of the 21st-century digital age. Rosamund Sutherland ... More

Education without schoolsDiscovering alternatives

Education without schools: Discovering alternatives

Helen E. Lees

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781447306412
eISBN:
9781447304289
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447306412.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This book addresses issues around elective home education (EHE- also known as home schooling) discovery, which for too long have been unnecessarily problematic. Three theoretical frames using Kuhn, ... More

Education, disability and social policy

Education, disability and social policy

Steve Haines and David Ruebain (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847423375
eISBN:
9781447302186
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847423375.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Disability is an increasingly vital contemporary issue in British social policy, especially in education. This book brings together perspectives from leading thinkers including senior academics, ... More

Equality and diversityValue incommensurability and the politics of recognition

Equality and diversity: Value incommensurability and the politics of recognition

Steven R. Smith

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847426079
eISBN:
9781447302209
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847426079.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This book explores the values of equality and diversity as promoted across liberal societies, drawing on various traditions of political and social philosophy, including liberal egalitarianism, ... More

Families and PovertyEveryday life on a low income

Families and Poverty: Everyday life on a low income

Mary Daly and Grace Kelly

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781447318828
eISBN:
9781447318842
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447318828.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Reconceptualising Family: Everyday Life on a Low Income provides major new insight into contemporary family life, particularly under conditions of poverty and low income. Based on the findings of a ... More

Fighting poverty, inequality and injusticeA manifesto inspired by Peter Townsend

Fighting poverty, inequality and injustice: A manifesto inspired by Peter Townsend

Alan Walker, Adrian Sinfield, and Carol Walker (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847427151
eISBN:
9781447302353
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427151.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This book makes a vital academic and political statement in the cause of social justice. It begins with an appreciation of the seminal contributions of Peter Townsend (1928–2009), and applies them to ... More

From transmitted deprivation to social exclusionPolicy, poverty, and parenting

From transmitted deprivation to social exclusion: Policy, poverty, and parenting

Dr John Welshman

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348357
eISBN:
9781447302384
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348357.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This book fills a major gap in social policy: the history of debates over ‘transmitted deprivation’, and their relationship with current initiatives on social exclusion. The book explores the content ... More

Global Child Poverty and Well-beingMeasurement, Concepts, Policy and Action

Global Child Poverty and Well-being: Measurement, Concepts, Policy and Action

Alberto Minujin and Shailen Nandy (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9781847424822
eISBN:
9781447307235
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424822.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Child poverty is a central and present part of global life, with hundreds of millions of children around the world enduring tremendous suffering and deprivation of their most basic needs. Despite its ... More

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