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Social investment and social welfare : international and critical perspectives

Author: James Midgley; Espen Dahl; Amy Conley Wright
Publisher: Cheltenham, UK : Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, 2017.
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This book contributes to the growing literature on social investment by discussing the way social investment ideas have been adopted in different countries and in various academic and professional  Read more...


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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James Midgley; Espen Dahl; Amy Conley Wright
ISBN: 9781785367830 1785367838 9781785367823 178536782X
OCLC Number: 1027989817
Notes: Contributors: S. Cook, A. Conley Wright, E. Dahl, A. Hall, K. Halvorsen, J. Lee, J.C.B. Leung, T. Lorentzen, J. Midgley, A. Østertun Geirdal, L. Patel, S. Pellissery, S. Stjernø, A.G. Tøge, Y. Xu.
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Description: 1 online resource (1 recurso en línea (272 páginas))
Contents: Contents:Preface IntroductionJames Midgley, Espen Dahl and Amy Conley Wright1. Social Investment: Concepts, Uses and Theoretical PerspectivesJames Midgley2. Social Investment in Early Childhood in AustraliaAmy Conley Wright3. Housing and Social Investment: Lessons from Hong Kong and SingaporeJames Lee4. Social Investments and Poor Families in India: The Role of Early Childhood and Employment ProgrammesSony Pellissery5. Employment Policy and Social Investment in NorwayEspen Dahl and Thomas Lorentzen6. The Child Support Grant in South Africa: Gender, Care and Social InvestmentLeila Patel7. Investing in Communities in the United States: Social Capital, Asset Building and Local EnterpriseJames Midgley8. Cash Transfers as Social Investments: The Brazilian CaseAnthony Hall9. Pension Reform in China: Towards Social InvestmentJoe C.B. Leung and Yuebin Xu10. A Critical Perspective on Child Care and Social Investment in Norway: Whats in Children's Best Interest?Knut Halvorsen, Amy Ostertun Geirdal and Anne Grete Toge11. Social Investment as a Means of Integrating Immigrants in EuropeSteinar Stjerno12. Social Investment and the International Development OrganizationsSarah Cook13. Conclusion: Lessons Learned and Future DirectionsJames Midgley, Espen Dahl and Amy Conley WrightIndex
Responsibility: edited by James Midgley, Espen Dahl and Amy Conley Wright.


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