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

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

1st Edition

By Cok Vrooman
September 30, 2016

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 ...

Societal Pessimism A Study of its Conceptualization, Causes, Correlates and Consequences

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

1st Edition

By Eefje Steenvoorden
July 30, 2016

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 ...

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

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

1st Edition

Edited By Jeroen Boelhouwer, Gerbert Kraaykamp, Ineke Stoop
July 30, 2016

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 ...

Countries Compared on Public Performance A Study of Public Sector Performance in 36 Countries

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

1st Edition

By Benedikt Goderis
February 29, 2016

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 ...

Surveying Ethnic Minorities The Impact of Survey Design on Data Quality

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

1st Edition

By Joost Kappelhof
October 30, 2015

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...

Living with intersex/DSD An Exploratory Study of the Social Situation of Persons with intersex/DSD

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

1st Edition

By Jatine Van Lisdonk
August 31, 2014

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...

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

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
July 30, 2014

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. ...

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

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
July 30, 2014

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 ...

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

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

1st Edition

By Nathalie Sonck, Henk Fernee
January 30, 2014

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 ...

Acceptance of LGBT's in the Netherlands 2013

Acceptance of LGBT's in the Netherlands 2013

1st Edition

By Saskia Keuzenkamp, Lisette Kuyper
August 30, 2013

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 ...

Towards Tolerance Exploring Changes and Explaining Differences in Attitudes Towards Homosexuality Across Europe

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

1st Edition

By Lisette Kuyper, Jurjen Ledema, Saskia Keuzenkamp
August 30, 2013

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 ...

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

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
April 15, 2012

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...

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