Sociology: Welfare

  • Shadow Women (Routledge Revivals): Homeless Women's Survival Stories book cover

    Shadow Women (Routledge Revivals)

    Homeless Women's Survival Stories

    By Marjorie Bard

    First published in 1990, this book emerged from the author’s experiences talking to homeless women and her desire to bring these problems to light along with the social injustice that often underlies them. The book also describes being "at risk": a paycheck, widowhood, or unfair divorce settlement…

    Paperback – 2017-12-01 
    Routledge

  • Nordic Nationalism and Penal Order: Walling the Welfare State book cover

    Nordic Nationalism and Penal Order

    Walling the Welfare State

    By Vanessa Barker

    In late summer 2015, Sweden embarked on one of the largest self-described humanitarian efforts in its history, opening its borders to 163,000 asylum seekers fleeing the war in Syria. Six months later this massive effort was over. On January 4, 2016, Sweden closed its border with Denmark. This…

    Hardback – 2017-11-21 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Criminal Justice, Borders and Citizenship

  • Administrative Data and Child Welfare Research: Using Linked Data to Improve Child Welfare Research, Policy, and Practice book cover

    Administrative Data and Child Welfare Research

    Using Linked Data to Improve Child Welfare Research, Policy, and Practice

    Edited by Terry Shaw, Bethany R. Lee, Jill L. Farrell

    Every day, social service agencies collect millions of pieces of data about the children and families they serve. Agencies depend on this data to inform decision-making by personnel throughout the organization and to provide meaningful research and evaluation on program effectiveness and outcomes.…

    Hardback – 2017-11-20 
    Routledge

  • Pension Fund Economics and Finance: Efficiency, Investments and Risk-Taking book cover

    Pension Fund Economics and Finance

    Efficiency, Investments and Risk-Taking

    Edited by Jacob Bikker

    Pension fund benefits are crucial for pensioners’ welfare and pension fund savings have accumulated to huge amounts, covering a major part of world-wide institutional investments. However, the literature on pension fund economics and finance is rather limited, caused, in part, to limited data…

    Hardback – 2017-10-26 
    Routledge
    Routledge International Studies in Money and Banking

  • Attitudes, Poverty and Agency in Russia and Ukraine book cover

    Attitudes, Poverty and Agency in Russia and Ukraine

    Edited by Ann-Mari Sätre, Ildikó Asztalos Morell

    One of the main ideas behind this book was to trace continuities from the Soviet time to post-Soviet Russia. There are many similarities between Russia and Ukraine, indicating such a continuation. Russia and Ukraine had a lot in common in terms of culture, language and history, partly also because…

    Paperback – 2017-10-24 
    Routledge

  • Managing Social Change and Social Policy in Greater China: Welfare Regimes in Transition book cover

    Managing Social Change and Social Policy in Greater China

    Welfare Regimes in Transition

    Edited by Ka-Ho Mok, Maggie K. W. Lau

    East Asia is at the heart of the global economic transformation, and the countries of the region are witnessing rapidly changing labour markets, alongside the pressure to cut production costs and lower taxes in order to become successful ‘competition states’. These changes have resulted in…

    Paperback – 2017-10-14 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research On Public and Social Policy in Asia

  • Listening to the Welfare State book cover

    Listening to the Welfare State

    By Michael Seltzer, Christian Kullberg, Ilmari Rostila

    Listening to the Welfare State presents, for the first time in English, central research findings from recent studies of the welfare systems of Denmark, Norway, Finland and Sweden. The book’s contributors are leading investigators of face-to-face encounters between welfare professionals and clients…

    Paperback – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge
    Welfare and Society

  • Welfare Law book cover

    Welfare Law

    Edited by Lucy A. Williams

    This title was first published in 2001: Welfare law is a legal field integral to most jurisprudential formulations, whether artificially designated as doctrinal, theoretical or practical. At its core, legal discourse regarding welfare challenges the formulations traditionally viewed as ’pre-legal’,…

    Hardback – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Tackling Social Exclusion in Europe: The Contribution of the Social Economy book cover

    Tackling Social Exclusion in Europe

    The Contribution of the Social Economy

    Edited by Roger Spear, Jacques Defourny, Jean-Louis Laville

    This title was first published in 2001. This book is the result of an international study by leading economists and sociologists from across Europe and North America. The response of the new social economy (primarily voluntary and co-operative sectors) to social exclusion and employability in the…

    Hardback – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Comparing the Social Policy Experience of Britain and Taiwan book cover

    Comparing the Social Policy Experience of Britain and Taiwan

    Edited by Catherine Jones Finer

    This title was first published in 2001. This is a seminal collection. For the first time, leading scholars and practitioners from Taiwan join with counterparts from Britain to offer comparable commentary on key social policy and social service issues affecting their respective countries. The result…

    Hardback – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Welfare State and Democracy in Crisis: Reforming the European Model book cover

    Welfare State and Democracy in Crisis

    Reforming the European Model

    Edited by Theodore Pelagidis, Louka T. Katseli, John Milios

    This title was first published in 2001. Investigating the consequences of restrictive austerity policies and the downsizing of the welfare state this edited collection reflects on possible ways out by analyzing economic developments, social conflicts, legal forms and the prevailing directions of…

    Hardback – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Economic Globalization and the Citizens' Welfare State: Sweden, UK, Japan, US book cover

    Economic Globalization and the Citizens' Welfare State

    Sweden, UK, Japan, US

    By Hiroto Tsukada

    This title was first published in 2001: Examining the future of the welfare state in four globalizing economies - Sweden, UK, Japan and US - this book presents a detailed analysis of the ways in which social and economic aspects of these welfare states have altered under growing market-first…

    Hardback – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

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