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Children's well-being in UK, Sweden and Spain : the role of inequality and materialism - a qualitative study /

by Nairn, Agnes | Ipsos MORI Social Research Institute.

Publisher: Billericay, U.K. UNICEF 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2011 Appendices pp. 74-90Summary: UNICEF's Report Card 7, published in 2007, put the low well-being of children in the UK firmly on the agenda. Compared with 20 other OECD2 countries, including substantially poorer countries such as Poland and Greece, the UK came bottom on three out of six dimensions of well-being, and came bottom overall in the league table. Other indices of children's well-being have also found the UK to be doing badly. UNICEF UK wished to understand this poor performance and how it relates to children's rights and well-being within the UK. To explore some of the potential drivers worth further investigation, UNICEF UK commissioned a scoping study. This reviewed the available data and literature to consider the factors which appeared to account for between-country differences in child well-being at an international level.Availability: (1)

Choice and public policy : the limits to welfare markets. /

by Taylor-Gooby, Peter, (ed.).

Publisher: Basingstoke, U.K. Macmillan 1998Description: xii, 258 p.Notes: in association with Economic beliefs and behaviour -an ESRC Research Programme Includes bibliographical references and index Contents: 1. Choice and the policy agenda / Peter Taylor-Gooby ; 2. Paying for long-term care in the UK : policy, theory and evidence / Gillian Parker and Harriet Clarke ; 3. Entrepreneurial activity in the public sector : evidence from UK primary care / Christine Ennew, Teresa Feighan and David Whynes ; 4. British Asian entrepreneurs : culture and opportunity structures / Tariq Modood Hilary Metcalf and Satnam Virdee ; 5. What drives support for public spending / Lindsay Brook, Ian Preston and John Hall ; 6. Choices in owner-occupation / Moira Munro, Ruth Madigan and Clodagh Memery ; 7. Impulsive and excessive buying behaviour / Helga Dittmar and Jane Beattie ; 8. Fair Pay and pay determination / Julie Dickinson and Lucia Sell-Trujillo ; 9. Morals and markets : some theoretical and policy implications of ethical investing / Alan Lewis, Paul Webley, Adrian Winnett and Craig Mackenzie ; 10. Benefit fraud and citizenship / Hartley Dean ; 11. Choice and the new paradigm in policy / Peter Taylor-Gooby.Summary: Looks at fourteen projects included in a research program carried out by the Economic and Social Research Council in Great Britain between 1994 and 1998. The central theme in the research is that choice is a social process, not the outcome of rational and individual calculus comparing the costs and benefits of alternatives.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Citizenship and social class /

by Marshall, Trevor | Bottomore, Tom.

Publisher: London, U.K. Pluto Press 1992Description: vii, 101 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Table of Contents: Foreword by Robert Moore Preface by Tom Bottomore PART 1: Citizenship and Social Class Marshall 1. The Problem Stated, with the Assistance of Alfred Marshall 2. The Development of Citizenship to the End of the 19th Century 3. The Early Impact of Citizenship on Social Class 4. Social Rights in the 20th Century 5. Conclusions Notes PART 2: Citizenship and Social Class, Forty Years On Tom Bottomore 1. Citizens, Classes and Equality 2. Capitalism, Socialism and Citizenship 3. New Questions about Citizenship 4. Changing Classes, Changing Doctrines 5. A Kind of Conclusion Notes Bibliography IndexSummary: Over forty years after it first appeared, T.H. Marshall's seminal essay on citizenship and social class in postwar Britain has acquired the status of a classic. His lucid analysis of the principal elements of citizenship--namely the possession of civil, political, and social rights--is as relevant today as it was when it first appeared. This edition includes complementary material from Tom Bottomore that brings the work into a more contemporary context.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Class, inequality and the state : social change, social policy and the new middle class. /

by Jamrozik, Adam.

Publisher: Sth. Melbourne, Vic. Macmillan 1991Description: 348 p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Clearing muddy waters : why Vinnies are wrong on inequality. /

by Saunders, Peter.

Publisher: St Leonards, NSW The Centre for Independent Studies 2005Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Climate change, justice and vulnerability /

by Lindley, Sarah | Joseph Rowntree Foundation | O'Neill, John | Kandeh, Joseph.

Publisher: York, U.K. Joseph Rowntree Foundation 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: November 2011 Bibliography pp. 113-119 Appendices pp. 120-176Summary: Climate change will increase the intensity and frequency of extreme weather events such as floods and heatwaves in the UK. This project is concerned with justice in the distribution of the effects of these events on well-being. The effects of extreme weather events will not be distributed evenly. How badly a person or group will be affected will depend not just on their exposure to the event, but on their vulnerability - that is, how well they are able to cope with and respond to floods and heatwaves. Vulnerability is a matter of how events convert into losses in well-being.Availability: (1)

CodePink : women for peace /

by CodePink.

Publisher: 2003Notes: Description based on contents viewed 03/25/04 Mode of access : WORLD WIDE WEB ONLINE RESOURCESummary: CODEPINK is a women initiated grassroots peace and social justice movement that seeks positive social change through proactive, creative protest and non-violent direct action.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Comparing inequality in the well-being of children in economically advanced countries : a methodology /

by Currie, Candace | UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre | Currie, Dorothy | Menchini, Leonardo.

Edition: Revised ed.Publisher: Florence, Italy UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre 2011Description: PDF. 53 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Revised Version December 2011 IWP-2010-19Summary: Socio-economic research on child well-being and the debate around child indicators has evolved quite rapidly in recent decades. An important contribution to this trend is represented by international comparative research based on multi-dimensional child well-being frameworks: most of this research is based on the comparison of average levels of well-being across countries. This paper tries to respond to the complex challenge of going beyond an approach based on averages and proposes a complementary approach to compare inequality in child well-being in economically advanced countries. In particular, it focuses on the disparities at the bottom-end of the child well-being distribution, by comparing the situation of the 'median' child and the situation of the children at the bottom of the well-being scale for nine indicators of material conditions, education and health.Availability: (1)

Compass : direction for the democratic left. /

by Compass.

Publisher: 02/06/2007 16:46:50http://www.compassonline.org.uk/ 2007Notes: Description based on contents viewed : 02/06/2007 16:46:50 Mode of access : WORLD WIDE WEB ONLINE RESOURCESummary: Compass is the democratic left pressure group, whose goal is to debate and develop the ideas for a more equal and democratic world, then campaign and organise to help ensure they become reality. We have over 2000 members across the UK. The organisation was launched in 2003 with the publication of our founding statement A Vision for the Democratic Left. It was the first stage in a process to develop a more coherent and radical programme for a progressive left government. The primary focus for Compass is the Labour Party and the international, European, national, regional and local institutions in which it operates.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Competing with dad : changes in the intergenerational distribution of male labour market income. /

by Gregory, R.G.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Centre for Economic Policy Research 1999Description: 19 p.Notes: Revised version of a paper presented at the Conference : Income support, Labour Markets and Behaviour : A Research Agenda, 24-25 November 1998 Australian National University, Canberra.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Complex inequality : gender class and race in the new economy /

by McCall, Leslie.

Publisher: New York, NY Routledge 2001Description: xv, 237p. Bibliography: p.213-228.Notes: Includes appendices, tables, notes, bibliographical references and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Concession card availability and eligibility for concessions : submission to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Family and Community Affairs. /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Brotherhood of St Laurence (unpub.) 1996Description: 12 leaves + attachment.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: July 1996 Includes bibliographical references (p. 12)Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Conditionality and transition as issues in the basic income debate. /

by Saunders, Peter.

Publisher: 1995Description: p. 51-62.Notes: rec. no for book B7174 indexed paperAvailability: No items available

Confronting equality : gender, knowledge and global change /

by Connell, Raewyn.

Publisher: Crows Nest, N.S.W. Polity Press 2011Description: 190 p. ; 21 cm.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. [170]-186) and index.Summary: What does social equality mean now, in a world of markets, global power and new forms of knowledge? In this book Raewyn Connell combines vivid research with theoretical insight and radical politics to address this question. The focus moves across gender equality struggles, family change, class and education, intellectual workers, and the global dimension of social science, to contemporary theorists of knowledge and global power, and the political dilemmas of today's left. Written with clarity and passion, this book proposes a bold agenda for social science, and shows it in action.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Contemporary social evils /

by Utting, David (ed.) | Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

Publisher: Bristol, U.K. The Policy Press 2009Description: ix, 245 p.Notes: Contents: Foreword / Nicholas Timmins -- Introduction / Julia Unwin -- 'Social evils' and 'social problems' in Britain since 1904 / Jose Harris -- Section 1. Public voices. Uneasy and powerless: findings from the online consultation / Beth Watts and David Utting -- Truncated opportunities: eliciting unheard voices on social evils / Alice Mowlam and Chris Creegan -- Living with social evils: further views from people in disadvantaged groups / Chris Creegan, Martha Warrener and Rachel Kinsella -- Section 2. Viewpoints. Preface / David Utting -- A decline of values. Has there been a decline in values in British society? / Anthony Browne -- Social evils and social good / A.C. Grayling -- Unkind, risk averse and untrusting: if this is today's society, can we change it? / Baroness Julia Neuberger -- Distrust. What and who is it we don't trust? / Shaun Bailey -- Fear and distrust in 21st century Britain / Anna Minton -- The absence of society. The absence of society / Zygmunt Bauman -- Individualism. A wrong turn in the search for freedom? / Neal Lawson -- Individualism and community: investing in civil society / Stephen Thake -- Inequality. Opportunity and aspiration: two sides of the same coin? / Chris Creegan -- Five types of inequality / Ferdinand Mount -- The poor and the unequal / Jeremy Seabrook -- Section 3. Reflections. Reflections on social evils and human nature / Matthew Taylor -- Afterword / David Utting.Summary: "Which underlying problems pose the greatest threat to British society in the 21st century? A hundred years after its philanthropist founder identified poverty, alcohol, drugs and gambling among the social evils of his time, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation initiated a major consultation among leading thinkers, activists and commentators, as well as the wider public. The findings have now been brought together in this fascinating book. ; Individual contributors, ranging across the political spectrum, include Sean Bailey, Zygmunt Bauman, Anthony Browne, Chris Creegan, A.C. Grayling, Neal Lawson, Anna Minton, Ferdinand Mount, Julia Neuberger, Jeremy Seabrook, Matthew Taylor and Stephen Thake. But the book also reports the results from a web survey of more than 3,500 people and a specially commissioned consultation with groups whose voices are less often heard, including care leavers, carers, people with learning difficulties, former offenders, and people with experience of homelessness or unemployment. ; The results are eloquently and passionately expressed. They suggest that while some evils - like poverty - endure as undisputed causes of social harm, more recent sources of social misery attract controversy. Not least among them are an alleged rise in selfish consumerism driven by economic liberalization, and a perceived decline in personal responsibility and family commitment. ; The Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) funds a large, UK-wide research and development programme. It seeks to understand the root causes of social problems, identify ways of overcoming them and show how social needs can be met in practice. The JRF has started a UK-wide debate to find out what are the social evils of the 21st century." -- Publisher website.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Contribution to the panel discussion of the National Strategies Conference on Economic and Business Management, 3rd November 1994 /

by McClelland, Alison.

Publisher: unpub. Description: 5 leaves.Notes: 'Focus: (Desirable long-term evolution of Australia's economic and business strategies in relation to social effects and linkages).'Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Corruption and democracy in Australia . /

by Hindess, Barry.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian National Universtiy 2004Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://democratic.audit.anu.edu.au/papers/focussed_audits/200408_hindess_corruption.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:17:17 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Cost shifting in education : implications for government, the community sector and low income families

by Bond, Sharon | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This report commissioned by the Equity in Education Alliance seeks to quantify in dollars the extent to which the Victorian community service organisations, including emergency relief providers, assist disadvantaged families to meet school education expenses. This costs data supports the argument that the cost of education has been shifted from the state to the individual, and that these costs are then shifted a second time, when disadvantaged families seek help from the community sector. In the Alliance?s view, failure to address educational inequity and ensure that cost is not a barrier to participation shows a lack of regard for human dignity, impedes the future economic and social inclusion of children and threatens the success of the national productivity agenda.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Creating stronger and more inclusive communities which value everyone's right to contribute : some lessons for positive action in the context of austerity /

by Centre for Inclusive Futures.

Publisher: London, U.K. Community Service Volunteers 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: 13 September 2011Summary: Notwithstanding the rhetoric of 'Big Society', both local leaders and national policy makers face major challenges in enabling communities to identify and build upon their strengths, so that people at risk of marginalisation can contribute to their local communities as well as receiving their communities' support. The authors of this pamphlet reflect on the extensive experience of five agencies which have been, in different ways, at the forefront of promoting innovations which unlock communities' strengths and recognising that people with support needs can also be assets to their communities. We see a real danger that, in a prolonged period of austerity, the rhetoric of empowerment and inclusion will remain just that.Availability: (1)

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