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Book

Community empowerment: a reader in participation and development

Editors:
CRAIG Gary, MAYO Marjorie
Publisher:
Zed Books
Publication year:
1995
Pagination:
229p.,bibliogs.
Place of publication:
London

Reviews contemporary campaigns for community participation and empowerment with examples from Europe, the USA, Australia, South and South East Asia, Latin America and Africa. Critically assesses developments in the mixed economy of welfare in terms of their relevance for self-help and community participation. Considers the concept of empowerment and its relation to public policy and developments within social movements. Includes case studies.

Book

Social policy review 12

Editors:
DEAN Hartley, SKYES Robert, WOODS Roberta
Publisher:
Social Policy Association
Publication year:
2000
Pagination:
372p.,bibliogs.
Place of publication:
London

Collection of essays on social policy with sections on: rethinking policy in the welfare-to-work state; substantive policy developments in the UK; and social exclusion in a global context.

Book

Ageing, social security and affordability

Editors:
MARMOR Theodore R., DE JONG Philip R.
Publisher:
Ashgate
Publication year:
1998
Pagination:
365p.,tables,bibliogs.
Place of publication:
Aldershot

Collection of papers looking at spending on pensions and medical care for older people and their place in the debate about the desirability and affordability of modern social programmes. Includes chapters on: social assistance in the member states of the European Union; the relationship between social and occupational security; an international comparison of legal indexation of social security benefits; the hidden liabilities of public pension plans in twelve EU countries; pensions in transition in the United States and Japan; transitional effects of a change in the Spanish pension system; financing old age in Singapore; pay as you go versus funded system of financing pensions in Central and Eastern Europe; pension system reform in Latin America; equity, cost containment and efficiency in health care; health care reform; the social and economic consequences of delaying a political decision concerning reform of health care in Poland; the role of government in the provision and financing of long term care for older people; the impact of the evolution of health expectancy in future public health care expenditure; and forecasts of future disabled and institutionalised US populations 195 to 2040.

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