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The Global Auction

The Global Auction: The Broken Promises of Education, Jobs, and Incomes

Phillip Brown, Hugh Lauder, and David Ashton

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199731688
eISBN:
9780199944125
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731688.001.0001

For decades, the idea that more education will lead to greater individual and national prosperity has been a cornerstone of developed economies. Indeed, it is almost universally believed that college ... More

The Long Road to Social Security

The Long Road to Social Security: Assessing the Implementation of National Social Security Initiatives for the Working Poor in India

K.P. Kannan and Jan Breman (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198090311
eISBN:
9780199082490
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198090311.001.0001

In 2004, the first United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government of India created a National Commission for Enterprises in the Unorganised Sector (NCEUS) to review the country’s informal economy in ... More

Writing Labour

Writing Labour: Stone Quarry Workers in Delhi

Mohammad Talib

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198067719
eISBN:
9780199080083
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198067719.001.0001

This book is the culmination of research over a period of 25 years. It highlights the relation between the rocks from which India's great capital city is constructed and the people who sacrifice to ... More

Regulating sex for sale

Regulating sex for sale: Prostitution policy reform in the UK

Jo Phoenix (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847421067
eISBN:
9781447303169
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847421067.001.0001

Recent years have seen a ‘quiet revolution’ in the way that the sex industry is regulated and governed. The consensus around what the problems of prostitution are has broken down and in its place a ... More

Flawed System/Flawed Self

Flawed System/Flawed Self: Job Searching and Unemployment Experiences

Ofer Sharone

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226073361
eISBN:
9780226073675
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226073675.001.0001

American white-collar job seekers engage in the “chemistry game,” a set of job search practices premised on the idea that getting hired requires more than presenting one’s skills; it requires ... More

Towards a democratic division of labour in Europe?

Towards a democratic division of labour in Europe?: The Combination Model as a new integrated approach to professional and family life

Walter Van Dongen

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847422941
eISBN:
9781447304029
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847422941.001.0001

In past few decades, most democratic European countries sought to achieve a more equal division of labour between men and women, both within families and organisations. At the same time, they wanted ... More

Changing labour markets, welfare policies and citizenship

Changing labour markets, welfare policies and citizenship

Jørgen Goul Andersen and Per H. Jensen (eds)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861342720
eISBN:
9781447301660
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861342720.001.0001

This book readdresses the question of how full citizenship may be preserved and developed in the face of enduring labour market pressures. The book clarifies the relationship between changing labour ... More

The Hungry Cowboy

The Hungry Cowboy: Service and Community in a Neighborhood Restaurant

Karla A. Erickson

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732061
eISBN:
9781604733464
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732061.001.0001

At a Tex-Mex restaurant in a Minneapolis suburb, customers send Christmas and Hanukkah cards to the restaurant, bring in home-baked treats for the staff, and attend the annual employee party. One ... More

Continuing professional development in social work

Continuing professional development in social work

Carmel Halton, Fred Powell, and Margaret Scanlon

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781447307372
eISBN:
9781447311621
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447307372.001.0001

Continuing professional development (CPD) has become a defining issue in twenty-first century social work. There is widespread consensus in favour of CPD. But what is it? Are there discernible ... More

Combining paid work and family care

Combining paid work and family care: Policies and experiences in international perspective

Teppo Kroger and Sue Yeandle

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9781447306818
eISBN:
9781447310839
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447306818.001.0001

As populations age around the world, increasing efforts are required from families and governments to secure care and support for older and disabled people. At the same time women and men are ... More

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