Released on 2011-12-22Categories

The Future of Families to 2030

The Future of Families to 2030

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9789264168367

Category:

Page: 280

View: 540

This report explores likely future changes in family and household structures in OECD countries; identifies the main forces shaping the family landscape to 2030; discusses the longer-term challenges; and suggests policy options for managing the challenges.
Released on 2012-01-16Categories

The Future of Families to 2030

The Future of Families to 2030

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9264118217

Category:

Page: 280

View: 120

This report explores likely future changes in family and household structures in OECD countries; identifies the main forces shaping the family landscape to 2030; discusses the longer-term challenges; and suggests policy options for managing the challenges.
Released on 2020-08-13Categories Political Science

The New New Zealand

The New New Zealand

Author: Paul Spoonley

Publisher: Massey University Press

ISBN: 9780995137875

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

View: 701

In this timely book, New Zealand's best-known commentator on population trends, Distinguished Professor Paul Spoonley, shows how, as New Zealand moves into the 2020s, the demographic dividends of the last 70 years are turning into deficits. Our population patterns have been disrupted. More boomers, fewer children, an ever bigger Auckland, and declining regions are the new normal. We will need new economic models, new ways of living. Spoonley says: "It is not a crisis (even if at times it feels like it), but rather something that needs to be understood and responded to. But I fear that policy-makers and politicians are not up to the challenge. That would be a crisis."
Released on 2014-12-04Categories Computers

Economic Development, Crime, and Policing

Economic Development, Crime, and Policing

Author: Frederic Lemieux

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781482204575

Category: Computers

Page: 364

View: 307

The 22nd Annual Meeting of the International Police Executive Symposium was held in August 2012 at the United Nations Plaza in New York. Chaired by Dr. Garth den Heyer, the symposium focused on the links between economic development, armed violence, and public safety. Drawn from these proceedings, Economic Development, Crime, and Policing: Global P
Released on 2021-07-26Categories Family & Relationships

Family Resource Management

Family Resource Management

Author: Tami James Moore

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781544370606

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 376

View: 280

Family Resource Management addresses the management of resources from a family systems perspective and focuses on not just the individual that makes a decision but the impact those decisions have on the family unit. Authors Tami James Moore and Sylvia M . Asay use their academic research, practical experiences, and active teaching knowledge to help guide students through family resource management, and provide them with the most current, accurate, and dynamic information available for future professionals in the field of family services. The Fourth Edition includes the latest cutting-edge research, analysis of social changes, economic shifts, and the emerging "new normal" as the world recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Released on 2016-08-29Categories Science

Foresight for Science, Technology and Innovation

Foresight for Science, Technology and Innovation

Author: Ian Miles

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319325743

Category: Science

Page: 270

View: 429

​Decision-makers at all levels are being confronted with novel complexities and uncertainties and face long-term challenges which require foresight about long-term future prospects, assumptions, and strategies. This book explores how foresight studies can be systematically undertaken and used in this context. It explicates why and how methods like horizon scanning, scenario planning, and roadmapping should be applied when dealing with high levels of uncertainty. The scope of the book moves beyond “narrow” technology foresight, towards addressing systemic interrelations between social, technological, economic, environmental, and political systems. Applications of foresight tools to such fields as energy, cities, health, transportation, education, and sustainability are considered as well as enabling technologies including nano-, bio-, and information technologies and cognitive sciences. The approaches will be illustrated with specific actual cases.
Released on 2014-05-09Categories Business & Economics

Governance and Public Management

Governance and Public Management

Author: Charles Conteh

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134496884

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 196

View: 312

The key difference between success and failure for most governance systems is adaptation, specifically the ability to resolve the existing social, cultural, economic and environmental challenges that constrain adaptation. Local, regional and national systems differ in how they are designed to organize effective participation and create innovative ideas for missions, goals, strategies and actions. They also differ in how they build the effective coalitions needed to adopt, guide and protect strategies and actions during implementation, and how to build competence and knowledge to sustain implementation. This book presents the strategic foundations for government’s role in fostering and adapting to societal transformation in a volatile world. It shifts the focus of the discipline from an overtly retrospective analysis to a prospective analysis, incorporating the role of foresight techniques and instruments. Above all, it stimulates debate about the practical implications of governance as an emergent future-oriented framework of public management. This challenging book aims to facilitate dialogue and discussion between academics and practitioners, and encourage advanced students to take a new perspective on Public Management during these volatile times.
Released on 2020Categories Families

The Palgrave Handbook of Family Policy

The Palgrave Handbook of Family Policy

Author: Rense Nieuwenhuis

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030546182

Category: Families

Page: 727

View: 748

"This engaging collection gathers theoretical and empirical insights from leading family policy experts. The authors - representing diverse countries, disciplines, and methods - bring to life the volume's innovative conceptual framework, which is organized around policy institutions, both public and private. The volume closes with a call for new lines of research that should inform family policy scholars for years to come."--Janet Gornick, Professor of Political Science and Sociology, and Director of the Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality, The Graduate Center, City University of New York, USA "Featuring exciting contributors from a range of often-siloed scholarly disciplines, countries and cultures, this Handbook offers nuanced insights into how interacting societal inequality factors influence family policy enactment to reinforce or improve inequality outcomes across gender, class, and nations. It is ambitious, broad-reaching, and succeeds in providing a strategic view within and across nations to inspire thoughtful evidence-based policy implications to improve societies in the future."--Ellen Ernst Kossek, Basil S. Turner Professor of Management, Purdue University, USA This open access handbook provides a multilevel view on family policies, combining insights on family policy outcomes at different levels of policymaking: supra-national organizations, national states, sub-national or regional levels, and finally smaller organizations and employers. At each of these levels, a multidisciplinary group of expert scholars assess policies and their implementation, such as child income support, childcare services, parental leave, and leave to provide care to frail and elderly family members. The chapters evaluate their impact in improving children's development and equal opportunities, promoting gender equality, regulating fertility, productivity and economic inequality, and take an intersectional perspective related to gender, class, and family diversity. The editors conclude by presenting a new research agenda based on five major challenges pertaining to the levels of policy implementation (in particular globalization and decentralization), austerity and marketization, inequality, changing family relations, and welfare states adapting to women's empowered roles
Released on 2018-09-18Categories Technology & Engineering

Towards User-Centric Transport in Europe

Towards User-Centric Transport in Europe

Author: Beate Müller

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319997568

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 308

View: 594

In order to build a sustainable transport system for people and goods that meets the needs of all users, a truly integrated and seamless approach is needed, and the full potential of transformative technologies has to be exploited. This can only be achieved if user-centeredness, cross-modality and technology transfer become the paradigm of shaping future transport. Mobility4EU is a project funded by the European Commission that focusses on these topics and is working on delivering an action plan towards a user-centric and cross-modal European transport system in 2030. The authors of this contributed volume are dedicated scholars and practitioners connected to Mobility4EU either as partners or external contributors. Their contributions focus on understanding user needs and report on technologies and approaches that support the tailoring of a user-centered cross-modal transport system for passengers and freight on long distances and in the urban context.
Released on 2012-09-14Categories Social Science

Handbook of Marriage and the Family

Handbook of Marriage and the Family

Author: Gary W. Peterson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461439875

Category: Social Science

Page: 914

View: 776

The third edition of Handbook of Marriage and the Family describes, analyzes, synthesizes, and critiques the current research and theory about family relationships, family structural variations, and the role of families in society. This updated Handbook provides the most comprehensive state-of-the art assessment of the existing knowledge of family life, with particular attention to variations due to gender, socioeconomic, race, ethnic, cultural, and life-style diversity. The Handbook also aims to provide the best synthesis of our existing scholarship on families that will be a primary source for scholars and professionals but also serve as the primary graduate text for graduate courses on family relationships and the roles of families in society. In addition, the involvement of chapter authors from a variety of fields including family psychology, family sociology, child development, family studies, public health, and family therapy, gives the Handbook a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary framework.
Released on 2019-05-22Categories Social Science

Funeral Rites in Contemporary Korea

Funeral Rites in Contemporary Korea

Author: Gil-Soo Han

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811378522

Category: Social Science

Page: 231

View: 911

This book explores 21st century Korean society on the basis of its dramatically transforming and rapidly expanding commercial funeral industry. With insights into contemporary Confucianism, shamanism and filial piety, as well as modernisation, urbanisation, the division of labour and the digitalisation of consumption, it is the first study of its kind to offer a sophisticated, integrated sociological analysis of how the commodification of death intersects with capitalism, popular culture and everyday life in contemporary Korea. Through innovative analyses of funeral advertising and journalism, screen and literary representations of funerals, online media, consumer accounts of using funeral services and other sources, it offers a complex picture of the widespread effects of economic development, urbanisation and modernisation in South Korean society over the past quarter century. In the aftermath of the Korean “economic miracle” novel ways of paying respect to deceased kin have emerged; using Max Weber's concept of “pariah capitalism”, Gil-Soo Han shows how the heightened obsession with and boom in the commodification of death in Korea reflects radical transformations in both capital and culture. Winner of Korean Education Minister’s Book Prize 2020