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21 hours : why a shorter working week can help us all to flourish in the 21st century /

by Coote, Anna | New Economics Foundation | Franklin, Jane | Simms, Andrew | Murphy, Mary (ed.).

Publisher: London, U.K. New Economics Foundation 2010Description: 38 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: This report is part of The Great Transition. February 2010 Bibliography : p. 34-36 INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: This report sets out arguments for a much shorter working week. It proposes a radical change in what is considered 'normal' down from 40 hours or more, to 21 hours. While people can choose to work longer or shorter hours, we propose that 21 hours, or its equivalent spread across the calendar year, should become the standard that is generally expected by government, employers, trade unions, employees, and everyone else.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Backing the future : why investing in children is good for us all /

by Aked, Jody | New Economics Foundation | Steuer, Nicola | Lawlor, Eilis | Spratt, Stephen.

Publisher: London, U.K. New Economics Foundation 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: The report makes clear the need for a comprehensive investment programme in preventative services for children and young people that would both save spending on dealing with the impact of problems later, and deliver wider benefits to society. To achieve lasting change, Backing the Future demonstrates why it is essential to address the impact of the structural factors affecting the circumstances of children?s lives, such as poverty and inequality, together with psychological and social dimensions of their well-being. We show how this can be achieved and present an economic model for how the UK Government could fund a transition to a more preventative system, therefore turning aspiration into reality.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Connected conversations : tackling big issues by linking small conversations /

by Walker, Perry | New Economics Foundation | Whitehead, Stephen.

Publisher: London, U.K. New Economics Foundation 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: February 2011 Bibliography : p. 29-30Summary: The UK faces an interlinked set of economic, environmental and political challenges that have led nef to call for a 'great transition' - a fundamental shift to a more sustainable, socially just way of living. But transition cannot be achieved from the top down. It will require central and local government, businesses, communities and individuals to develop their own understandings of sustainability and social justice and to debate and negotiate with each other about the way forward.Availability: (1)

Cutting it : the 'Big Society' and the new austerity /

by Coote, Anna | New Economics Foundation.

Publisher: London, U.K. New Economics Foundation 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: November 2010 Bibliography : p. 26-28Summary: Far from being a temporary buzz-phrase, as some suspected, the 'Big Society' seems to have taken off and taken hold in a big way. Across British national and local government, across considerable chunks of the business world and great swathes of the third sector, it is a hot topic of discussion and the driver of a massive re-branding exercise, as the phrase is swiftly bolted to countless projects, events and documents. What does it mean? What difference could it make to our lives? What are the opportunities and threats? This report takes account of emerging plans for government action as well as the public spending review. It also reflects what we have learned from a wide range of charities, community groups and government officials at meetings they convened to discuss what the 'Big Society' could mean to them.Availability: (1)

Green Well Fair : three economies for social justice /

by Coote, Anna | New Economics Foundation | Franklin, Jane.

Publisher: London, U.K. New Economics Fundation 2009Description: PDF.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

How poor is 'poor'? Towards a rights-based poverty line /

by Woodward, David | New Economics Foundation.

Publisher: London, U.K. New Economics Foundation 2010Description: 48 p.: ill. graphs.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: The 'dollar-a-day' definition of poverty has been widely adopted by the international community. But this definition focuses exclusively on one aspect of poverty, namely income, to the exclusion of other critical aspects of deprivation, such as assets, access to essential services, and social exclusion. Even in the context of income, it sets the poverty line at an essentially arbitrary level. It also gives rise to a number of serious technical problems in the measurement of poverty, comparisons between countries, and analysis of changes in poverty over time. ; This paper summarises the fundamental problems with the Availability: (1)

Measuring our progress : the power of well-being /

by Abdallah, Saamah | New Economics Foundation | Mahony, Sorcha | Marks, Nic | Michaelson, Juliet.

Publisher: London, U.K. New Economics Foundation 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: February 2011Summary: For nearly a decade, the Centre for Well-being at nef has been calling for governments to measure people's well-being. We have made the case, repeatedly, that the dominant understanding of 'progress' as synonymous with economic growth is limited and damaging, and that what really matters; and therefore what should be measured and what should guide policy, is people's well-being.Availability: (1)

National accounts of well-being : bringing real wealth onto the balance sheet. /

by Michaelson, Juliet | Abdallah, Saamah | Steuer, Nicola | Thompson, Sam | Marks, Nic.

Publisher: London, U.K. New Economics Foundation 2009Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://tinyurl.com/dbypy9' Checked: 2/06/2009 11:33:45 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

New Economics Foundation (NEF) /

by New Economics Foundation (NEF).

Publisher: London, U.K. New Economics Foundation (NEF) 2009Summary: NEF is an independent think-and-do tank that inspires and demonstrates real economic well-being. NEF works on economic, social and environmental issues through a mixture of practical pilot projects and tools for change, in-depth research, campaigning, policy discussion, and raising awareness through the media and publications. We also incubate new organisations and campaigns that can create long-term change in society. ; NEF aims to improve quality of life by promoting innovative solutions that challenge mainstream thinking on economic, environment and social issues. We work in partnership and put people and the planet first. ; NEF was founded in 1986 by the leaders of The Other Economic Summit (TOES) which forced issues such as international debt onto the agenda of the G7 and G8 summits. NEF also create new ways of measuring progress towards increased well-being and environmental sustainability..Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

One million homes : how to build a million affordable new homes in the next five years and still cut the public subsidy /

by Seaford, Charles | New Economics Foundation.

Publisher: London, U.K. New Economics Foundation 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: November 2010Summary: This report explores how practical measures to change planning laws, reform capital gains tax and change the way that social housing is financed could help solve Britain's housing crisis, while still reducing the public subsidy.Availability: (1)

Redefining poverty : a rights-based approach /

by Woodward, David | New Economics Foundation | Abdallah, Saamah.

Publisher: London, U.K. New Economics Foundation 2010Description: 89 p.: ill. charts, tables.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: It should be noted that this paper was finalised in April 2008, before the World Bank/PovCalNet poverty data were updated to 2005 purchasing power parity. All of the analysis and data are therefore based on the previous (1993 PPP) estimates.Summary: Since the publication of the 1990 edition of the World Bank's World Development Report, discussions of global poverty have been conducted almost exclusively in terms of the so-called 'Availability: (1)

Shared energy toolkit : thinking about how your organisation and community can adapt to climate change /

by bassac.

Publisher: London, U.K. bassac 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: The Shared Energy Toolkit illustrates the damage climate change has already caused and shows how different climate change scenarios could affect you and your organisation. The toolkit also gives ideas about how you can improve your organisation's sustainability, and how to work with your local community to raise awareness and increase resilience.It contains a climate change quiz, instructions for a climate change walk and practical topics for discussion.Availability: (1)

Tackling climate change, reducing poverty : the first report of the Roundtable on Climate Change and Poverty in the UK. /

by Johnson, Victoria | Simms, Andrew | Cochrane, Clare.

Publisher: London, U.K. New Economics Foundation 2008Description: PDF.Notes: Bibliography: p. 40Summary: "This report represents the coming together of leading environmental and social justice organisations in the UK. For too long now, groups tackling poverty and protecting the environment have operated separately. The fact that climate change and poverty are connected, and must be tackled together, has not been sufficiently understood."Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The Happy Planet Index : an index of human well-being and environmental impact /

by Marks, Nic | Abdallah, Saamah | Simms, Andrew | Thompson, Sam.

Publisher: London, U.K. New Economics Foundation 2008Description: PDF.Notes: This report was produced with the support of Friends of the Earth England, Wales and Northern Ireland and the AIM Foundation. Edited by Mary Murphy Bibliography: p. 53-56Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The unhappy planet index 2.0 : why good lives don't have to cost the earth /

by Abdallah, Saamah | Thompson, Sam | Michaelson, Juliet | Marks, Nic | Steuer, Nicola.

Publisher: London, U.K. New Economics Foundation 2009Description: PDF.Other title: The happy planet index 2.0 : why good lives don't have to.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 55-60Summary: The HPI is an innovative measure that shows the ecological efficiency with which human well-being is delivered around the world. It is the first ever index to combine environmental impact with well-being to measure the environmental efficiency with which country by country, people live long and happy lives. The second compilation of the global HPI, published in July 2009, shows that we are still far from achieving sustainable well-being and puts forward a vision of what we need to do to get thereAvailability: (1)

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