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  • Taking Part in Uncertainty: The Significance of Labour Market and Income Protection Reforms for Social Segmentation and Citizens Discontent book cover

    Taking Part in Uncertainty

    The Significance of Labour Market and Income Protection Reforms for Social Segmentation and Citizens Discontent, 1st Edition

    By Cok Vrooman

    Based on a lecture delivered at Utrecht University, J. C. Vrooman analyzes the relationship between institutional change, social stratification, and citizen's discontent in the Netherlands. Vrooman provides detailed, empirical data on law reform, social inequality, and results from a large scale…

    Paperback – 2016-09-30
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    Netherlands Institute for Social Research

  • Societal Pessimism: A Study of its Conceptualization, Causes, Correlates and Consequences book cover

    Societal Pessimism

    A Study of its Conceptualization, Causes, Correlates and Consequences, 1st Edition

    By Eefje Steenvoorden

    This book uses empirical and theoretical enquiry to investigate the origins and prevalence of societal pessimism. Pessimism about the future of society has infiltrated Western political and public debates. However, there has been little scientific enquiry into these attitudes. Part I reveals how…

    Paperback – 2016-07-30
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    Netherlands Institute for Social Research

  • Trust, Life Satisfaction and Opinions on Immigration in 15 European Countries book cover

    Trust, Life Satisfaction and Opinions on Immigration in 15 European Countries

    1st Edition

    Edited by Jeroen Boelhouwer, Gerbert Kraaykamp, Ineke Stoop

    Europe is in flux. The economiccrisis, large migration flows, andterrorist attacks have put pressureon international solidarity and attitudestowards civil liberties suchas freedom of movement. To whatextent do European countries favorimmigration and receiving refugees?To what extent do they trust…

    Paperback – 2016-07-30
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    Netherlands Institute for Social Research

  • Countries Compared on Public Performance: A Study of Public Sector Performance in 36 Countries book cover

    Countries Compared on Public Performance

    A Study of Public Sector Performance in 36 Countries, 1st Edition

    By Benedikt Goderis

    How well is the public sector performing? Are citizens being well served? This report compares the performance of nine public services in 36 developed countries (including the 28 EU member states) over the period 1995-2013. The central research question focuses on how the performance of the public…

    Paperback – 2016-02-29
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    Netherlands Institute for Social Research

  • Surveying Ethnic Minorities: The Impact of Survey Design on Data Quality book cover

    Surveying Ethnic Minorities

    The Impact of Survey Design on Data Quality, 1st Edition

    By Joost Kappelhof

    The relationship between survey design and the quality of survey data is the central focus of this book. With regard to data quality, the emphasis is on two aspects that seem to be the most relevant in this context: accuracy and comparability. For accuracy, we mainly focus on representativeness, or…

    Paperback – 2015-10-30
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    Netherlands Institute for Social Research

  • Living with intersex/DSD: An Exploratory Study of the Social Situation of Persons with intersex/DSD book cover

    Living with intersex/DSD

    An Exploratory Study of the Social Situation of Persons with intersex/DSD, 1st Edition

    By Jatine Van Lisdonk

    Intersex/DSD is an umbrella term used to describe various congenital conditions in which the development of sex differs from what medical professionals generally understand to be "male" or "female." The differences may be chromosomal, gonadal, or anatomical. There is growing international political…

    Paperback – 2014-08-31
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    Netherlands Institute for Social Research

  • Perceived Discrimination in the Netherlands: A Study on Experiences with Discrimination of Different Groups, in Different Domains and on Different Grounds book cover

    Perceived Discrimination in the Netherlands

    A Study on Experiences with Discrimination of Different Groups, in Different Domains and on Different Grounds, 1st Edition

    By Iris Andriessen, Henk Fernee, Karin Wittebrood

    This book aims to chart the extent to which residents of the Netherlands perceive that they are subject to discrimination, from the perspectives of group identities, discrimination grounds, and societal domains. In addition, it highlights the consequences that people attach to their experiences.…

    Paperback – 2014-07-30
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    Netherlands Institute for Social Research

  • Who Cares in Europe?: A comparison of long-term care for the over-50s in sixteen European countries book cover

    Who Cares in Europe?

    A comparison of long-term care for the over-50s in sixteen European countries, 1st Edition

    By Debbie Verbeek-Oudijk, Isolde Woittiez, Evelien Eggink

    As in many other European countries, the sustainability of the long-term care system is a key issue in the Dutch policy debate. In order to shed light on this issue this book compares the way elderly persons are supported in sixteen European countries. Based on the latest SHARE data it provides an…

    Paperback – 2014-07-30
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    Netherlands Institute for Social Research

  • Using Smartphones in Survey Research: A Multifunctional Tool: Implementation of a Time Use App: A Feasibility Study book cover

    Using Smartphones in Survey Research: A Multifunctional Tool

    Implementation of a Time Use App: A Feasibility Study, 1st Edition

    By Nathalie Sonck, Henk Fernee

    Using smartphones and apps are innovative ways of collecting data among the public. The Netherlands Institute for Social Research SCP was involved in one of the first experiments to implement a smartphone application for collecting time use. This report describes the pilot study conducted by SCP…

    Paperback – 2014-01-30
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    Netherlands Institute for Social Research

  • Acceptance of LGBT's in the Netherlands 2013 book cover

    Acceptance of LGBT's in the Netherlands 2013

    1st Edition

    By Saskia Keuzenkamp, Lisette Kuyper

    The Netherlands Institute for Social Research/SCP reports every other year on trends in the acceptance of homosexuality in the Netherlands, and provides a snapshot of the current level of acceptance. In this latest edition, the institute also looks for the first time at the social acceptance of…

    Paperback – 2013-08-30
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    Netherlands Institute for Social Research

  • Towards Tolerance: Exploring Changes and Explaining Differences in Attitudes Towards Homosexuality Across Europe book cover

    Towards Tolerance

    Exploring Changes and Explaining Differences in Attitudes Towards Homosexuality Across Europe, 1st Edition

    By Lisette Kuyper, Jurjen Ledema, Saskia Keuzenkamp

    This report describes trends and differences in attitudes to homosexuality in Europe. Which are the countries where acceptance is increasing--or declining? Which countries can currently be described as tolerant, and in which countries are there clear limits to that tolerance? And which factors…

    Paperback – 2013-08-30
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    Netherlands Institute for Social Research

  • Measuring and Monitoring Immigrant's Integration in Europe: Comparing Integration Policies and Monitoring Systems for the Integration of Immigrants and Ethnic Minorities book cover

    Measuring and Monitoring Immigrant's Integration in Europe

    Comparing Integration Policies and Monitoring Systems for the Integration of Immigrants and Ethnic Minorities, 1st Edition

    Edited by Rob Bijl, Arjen Verweij

    Europe is trying to streamline its policy on the integration of immigrants and ethnic minorities. The information available on integration in the different countries is still very variable in its extent and quality. In this report, authors from sixteen European countries describe how integration is…

    Paperback – 2012-04-15
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    Netherlands Institute for Social Research

  • Public Sector Performance in the Netherlands: Comparing the Achievements of 28 OECD-Countries SCP-Publication 2011-34 book cover

    Public Sector Performance in the Netherlands

    Comparing the Achievements of 28 OECD-Countries SCP-Publication 2011-34, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jedid-Jah Jonker, Jeroen Boelhouwer, Sjoerd Kooiker, Evert Pommer, Saskia Jansen

    This book examines the performance of the public sector of twenty-eight OECD countries between 1995 and 2009. Outcomes in the fields of education, health, housing, and safety are related to the amount of public spending. Special attention is paid to the viewpoint of the individual citizen. Observed…

    Paperback – 2012-04-15
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    Netherlands Institute for Social Research

  • Frail Older Persons in the Netherlands book cover

    Frail Older Persons in the Netherlands

    1st Edition

    By Cretien van Campen

    How many vulnerable elders live in the Netherlands? Will this number increase remarkably in the years ahead? This report presents the first national description of elders in the Netherlands with multiple problems, who are consequently at risk for becoming care-dependent. It provides a description…

    Paperback – 2012-01-15
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    Netherlands Institute for Social Research

  • Acceptance of Homosexuality in the Netherlands, 2011: International Comparison, Trends, and Current Situation SCP-Publication 2011-29 book cover

    Acceptance of Homosexuality in the Netherlands, 2011

    International Comparison, Trends, and Current Situation SCP-Publication 2011-29, 1st Edition

    By Saskia Keuzenkamp

    The Dutch government wishes to promote the social acceptance of homosexuality. To gain an impression of the current status and the progress in achieving this objective, the government asked the Netherlands Institute for Social Research/SCP to carry out a study of the current statistics and trends…

    Paperback – 2011-12-30
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    Netherlands Institute for Social Research

  • Living Together Apart?: Ethnic Concentration in the Neighbourhood and Ethnic Minorities' Social Contacts and Language Practise book cover

    Living Together Apart?

    Ethnic Concentration in the Neighbourhood and Ethnic Minorities' Social Contacts and Language Practise, 1st Edition

    By Miranda Vervoort

    In recent years, ethnic residential concentration and negative consequences in ethnic minority neighborhoods have increased. This volume presents scientific knowledge and contributes to the societal debate by studying the effects of ethnic residential concentration on ethnic minoritiesAE social…

    Paperback – 2011-11-15
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    Netherlands Institute for Social Research

  • The Social State of the Netherlands: 2009 book cover

    The Social State of the Netherlands

    2009, 1st Edition

    Edited by Rob Bijl, Jeroen Boelhouwer, Evert Pommer, Peggy Schyns

    How is the Dutch population faring? That is the central question addressed in The Social State of the Netherlands 2009. This book describes the present status of the Netherlands and the Dutch in a number of key areas of life, and also highlights the changes that have taken place in people's life…

    Paperback – 2011-06-30
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    Netherlands Institute for Social Research

  • A Day with the Dutch: Time Use in the Netherlands Compared with 15 Other European Countries book cover

    A Day with the Dutch

    Time Use in the Netherlands Compared with 15 Other European Countries, 1st Edition

    By Marielle Cloin

    How do people in the Netherlands use their time, and are there any differences when compared with other countries? This study of time use in daily life makes it possible to compare Dutch time use with time use in other countries based on a harmonised European Time Use Survey design. Besides the…

    Paperback – 2010-07-15
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    Netherlands Institute for Social Research

  • The Social State of the Netherlands: 2011 book cover

    The Social State of the Netherlands

    2011, 1st Edition

    Edited by Rob Bilj

    How is the Dutch population faring? The Social State of the Netherlands 2011 (De sociale staat van Nederland 2011) , the sixth in this series of reports, describes changes that have taken place in key areas of Dutch people's lives over the last ten years. Europe is now in the throes of an economic…

    Paperback – 2010-07-15
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    Netherlands Institute for Social Research

  • Europe's Neighbors: European Neighbourhood Policy and Public Opinion on the European Union book cover

    Europe's Neighbors

    European Neighbourhood Policy and Public Opinion on the European Union, 1st Edition

    By Paul Dekker

     The sixteen neighbors of the European Union are a very mixed bunch. They range from the oil states of Algeria and Libya to wealthy Israel and impoverished Moldova. This group of countries, owing to deep mutual tensions and large geographical distances, either do not or barely talk to each…

    Paperback – 2009-12-15
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    Netherlands Institute for Social Research

  • Rules of Relief: Institutions of Social Security, and Their Impact book cover

    Rules of Relief

    Institutions of Social Security, and Their Impact, 1st Edition

    By J.C. Vrooman

    This study is concerned with the collective consequences of social rules. The theoretical analyses take as a starting point the notion of 'new institutionalism' in the social sciences. The analyses focus on the nature and societal role of institutions, and more specifically social security…

    Paperback – 2009-09-15
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    Netherlands Institute for Social Research