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  1. Education and Inequality Across Europe

    Education and Inequality Across Europe

    Edited by Peter Dolton, Rita Asplund, Erling Barth
    The relationship between education and income inequality is of fundamental importance. In this book, an international group of renowned contributors focus on patterns of inequality and their relationship to education using recent data from European countries. The fresh and unique research deals with important topics such as: wage and education inequality, differences in earnings related to gender, the role of labour market institutions, demographic and cohort effects on inequality, intergenerational education and income mobility, the extent of ‘overeducation’ and job and life satisfaction inequality. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 167.00   Web: $ 150.30
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  2. Immigration, Internal Migration, and Local Mobility in the U.S.

    Immigration, Internal Migration, and Local Mobility in the U.S.

    Donald J. Bogue, Gregory Liegel, Michael Kozloski
    This book provides an important assembly of research findings for all who are interested either in changing or reinforcing present immigration policy. Both comprehensive and up-to-date, the study of the demographic, economic, and social interaction between immigration and internal mobility in the U.S. is based on a fresh analysis of the most recent data from all major available sources. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 156.00   Web: $ 140.40
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  3. Innovating European Labour Markets

    Innovating European Labour Markets

    Edited by Peter Ester, Ruud Muffels, Joop Schippers, Ton Wilthagen
    This book examines innovative theoretical perspectives and novel labour market policy responses to Europe’s changing work demands, employment careers and life courses. It presents creative ideas and recommendations for flexicurity policies at various levels and in different social and economic contexts. The driving factors determining the performance of dissimilar pathways in Europe are identified in regard to their impact on the flexibility/security nexus. Key issues in the current European policy debate are addressed, including how innovative policies are designed in the areas of working time, education, work–life balance, employment relations, retirement and migration, how they are put into practice and what determines their level of success. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 167.00   Web: $ 150.30
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  4. Young Workers, Globalization and the Labor Market

    Young Workers, Globalization and the Labor Market

    Edited by Hans-Peter Blossfield, Sandra Buchholz, Erzsébet Bukodi, Karin Kurz
    Underpinned by the fact that the globalization process and the subsequent increased level of market uncertainty have paved the way for employment flexibility in modern societies, this book examines the labor market chances of young adults in the US and in ten European societies over the past three decades. As young adults represent a very vulnerable labor market group, flexible and insecure employment tends to be pronounced especially at labor market entry. The contributors therefore explore which groups of young adults are especially affected by increasing employment insecurities. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 184.00   Web: $ 165.60
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  5. Flexibility and Employment Security in Europe

    Flexibility and Employment Security in Europe

    Edited by Ruud Muffels
    This book seeks to gain a better understanding of the paradoxical relationship between the alleged need of European labour markets to become more flexible and the way in which national policies pursue this aim without jeopardising existing high standards of income and employment security. Special interest is devoted to the way in which countries opt for different policy routes to cope with the aim of balancing flexibility and security goals in their respective labour market and social protection policies. The contributions in this book all try to unveil the particular changes or transitions occurring in the various labour markets, to learn about their medium and longer term effects and the role of institutions and policies to cushion the adverse consequences of these changes. By studying some ‘best practices’ in Denmark, Canada and Australia they also draw some important lessons about the reasons why national policies might either fail or better cope with the challenges Europe face today. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 173.00   Web: $ 155.70
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  6. The Working Poor in Europe

    The Working Poor in Europe

    Edited by Hans-Jürgen Andreß, Henning Lohmann
    For a long time in-work poverty was not associated with European welfare states. Recently, the topic has gained relevance as welfare state retrenchment and international competition in globalized economies has put increasing pressures on individuals and families. This book provides explanations as to why in-work poverty is high in certain countries and low in others. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 165.00   Web: $ 148.50
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  7. Women and Employment

    Women and Employment

    Edited by Jacqueline Scott, Shirley Dex, Heather Joshi
    How is women’s employment shaped by family and domestic responsibilities? This book, written by leading experts in the field, examines twenty-five years of change in women’s employment and addresses the challenges facing women today. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 181.00   Web: $ 162.90
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  8. Full Employment in Europe

    Full Employment in Europe

    Günther Schmid
    Transitional Labour Markets (TLM) – defined as legitimate, negotiated and politically supported sets of various employment options in critical events over the life course – are an essential ingredient of modern full employment strategies. After assessing the European Employment Strategy, this book offers a detailed comparative analysis of employment performance for selected European member states and the United States. It suggests that successful employment systems arise from a new paradigm of flexibility and security (‘flexicurity’) the balance of which varies according to countries’ institutional paths. Whilst there is no ‘best practice’, TLM theory does provide normative and analytical principles that can be generalised for various institutional settings. The book also provides good practice examples for managing critical transitions over the life course – from education to employment, from one job to another, from unemployment to employment, from private activities to gainful work and from employment to retirement – and develops the contours for extending unemployment insurance to work–life insurance. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 181.00   Web: $ 162.90
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  9. Competing Claims in Work and Family Life

    Competing Claims in Work and Family Life

    Edited by Tanja van der Lippe, Pascale Peters
    Competing claims on time in work and family life have become inherent, unavoidable features of the Western world. As households increasingly juggle competing responsibilities, and as job expectations and parenting standards intensify, many people feel torn between work and family. This book aims to deepen our understanding of a variety of conditions that influence the successes and difficulties experienced in attempting to equally accommodate both work and private lives. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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  10. The Evaluation of Active Labour Market Policies

    The Evaluation of Active Labour Market Policies

    Edited by Jaap de Koning
    This book argues that active labour market policies are necessary to improve the position of the unemployed but have so far performed relatively poorly. The contributing authors seek ways to improve active labour market policy and consider three means of doing so: improving the quality by better targeting and by better-designed measures, more efficient implementation and delivery, and better performance by benchmarking the various implementation agencies involved. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 184.00   Web: $ 165.60
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  11. Industrial Relations in the New Europe

    Industrial Relations in the New Europe

    Edited by Peter Leisink, Bram Steijn, Ulke Veersma
    This book presents an evidence-based assessment of the impact of EU enlargement on industrial relations and social standards in old and new EU Member States. It combines chapters which give an overview of the process of enlargement/integration and comparative socio-economic data at EU and national level, with chapters that present an in-depth analysis of the impact of European integration on national industrial relations. These in-depth analyses cover both a number of old EU Member States in Western Europe and new Member States in Central and Eastern Europe. The book combines supranational European, Western and Eastern perspectives on the impact of European integration. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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  12. Workforce Development Networks in Rural Areas

    Workforce Development Networks in Rural Areas

    Gary Paul Green
    Rural areas face numerous challenges in building a high-wage, high-skilled workforce. In response to these obstacles, many regions have established workforce development networks that provide stronger linkages between employers, schools, training institutions and community-based organizations. Gary Paul Green examines in this book how these networks are organized, why employers and training institutions participate in them and whether they are effective. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  13. Redesigning the Welfare State

    Redesigning the Welfare State

    Hans-Werner Sinn, Christian Holzner, Wolfgang Meister, Wolfgang Ochel, Martin Werding
    Redesigning the Welfare State argues that the current high level of unemployment in Germany not only creates a major challenge for the German welfare state, but is to a good extent caused by the way the country's welfare system is designed. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  14. Globalization, Uncertainty and Women’s Careers

    Globalization, Uncertainty and Women’s Careers

    Edited by Hans-Peter Blossfeld, Heather Hofmeister
    Globalization, Uncertainty and Women’s Careers assesses the effects of globalization on the life courses of women in thirteen countries across Europe and America in the second half of the 20th century. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 202.00   Web: $ 181.80
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    2008   Paperback Price: $ 74.00   Web: $ 59.20
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  15. Explaining the Economic Success of Singapore

    Explaining the Economic Success of Singapore

    Johnny Sung
    Explaining the Economic Success of Singapore explores the transformation of Singapore in the last three decades, going beyond the conventional explanations. The book argues that there was more to the transformation than a simple ‘right place, right time’ scenario as other developing countries benefited from similar multinational corporation investment and political stability but did not achieve the same success. Johnny Sung illustrates what differentiates Singapore from these other similar countries. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  16. Gender Divisions and Working Time in the New Economy

    Gender Divisions and Working Time in the New Economy

    Edited by Diane Perrons, Colette Fagan, Linda McDowell, Kath Ray, Kevin Ward
    Contemporary societies are characterised by new and more flexible working patterns, new family structures and widening social divisions. This book explores how these macro-level changes affect the micro organisation of daily life, with reference to working patterns and gender divisions in Northern and Western Europe and the United States. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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    2007   Paperback Price: $ 61.00   Web: $ 48.80
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  17. The European Social Model

    The European Social Model

    Nick Adnett, Stephen Hardy
    This timely book explores the development of the European Social Model and questions whether the relatively high level of social protection provided, both in terms of social welfare provision and in the creation of workers’ rights and employment regulation, is sustainable. Learn More
    2005   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  18. Work, Family and Childcare

    Work, Family and Childcare

    Joris Ghysels
    Work, Family and Childcare studies the joint decisions made by parents regarding the time they allocate to paid employment and childcare. Extensive cross-national data is analysed from three countries that represent the diversity of European households: Belgium, Denmark and Spain. The book compares and contrasts the results and draws out important implications for European social policy. Learn More
    2004   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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  19. The Economics of Affirmative Action

    The Economics of Affirmative Action

    Edited by Harry J. Holzer, David Neumark
    2004   Hardback Price: $ 385.00   Web: $ 346.50
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  20. Welfare for the Unemployed in Britain and Germany

    Welfare for the Unemployed in Britain and Germany

    Frances McGinnity
    In recent decades, the problem of unemployment has generated fierce political and academic discussion on how national governments should address this issue. This book sheds light on a key debate in unemployment policy – that of whether unemployment benefits should be insurance-based or means-tested. It carefully compares the impact of the British and German benefit systems on poverty, the duration of unemployment and the spread of workless households during the 1990s. Learn More
    2004   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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