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Social Welfare: Policies, Perspectives and Challenges
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Editors: Miranda L. Presley
Book Description:
Social scientists and philosophers alike have explored well-being and happiness. Well-being has been described as the “ultimate” dependent variable in social science. Well-being is an overall concept that includes a variety of aspects of satisfaction and health, and refers to both global and context-specific evaluations of one’s life. However, well-being is elusive for historically marginalized communities, such as the lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) community. One aspect of well-being is finding meaningful employment where we are treated with dignity and respect. Employment discrimination against lesbian, gay, and bisexual workers remains a significant problem worldwide. This book begins with a discussion on the well-being of sexual minority workers. It also provides an analysis of theoretical and empirical social choices; safety net reconstruction; government preferences, import tariffs and social welfare; and an analysis of the second generation safety nets in Africa. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents:
Preface pp.vii-x

Well-Being and Sexual Minority Workers: Directions for Social Welfare Policy and Practice
(Trevor G. Gates, Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Work, College at Brockport, State University of New York, NY, USA)pp.1-12

Social Choice Analysis: Theoretical and Empirical
(Wulf Gaertner, Department of Economics, University of Osnabrück, Osnabrück, Germany)pp.13-48

Conditions for the Benefit from and Need for Social Welfare in Hong Kong
(Chau-kiu Cheung, City University of Hong Kong, China)pp.49-72

Safety Net Reconstruction: Reform and Development of Social Assistance in China
(Haomiao Zhang, School of Public Administration, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China)pp.73-86

Government Preference, Import Tariffs and Social Welfare
(Leonard F.S. Wang, Jen-yao Lee, Angela C. Chao, Department of Applied Economics, National University of Kaohsiung, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, and others)pp.87-98

Social Safety Nets Reloaded: An Analysis of the Second Generation Safety Nets in Africa
(Horman Chitonge, Institutions: Centre for African Studies, University of Cape Town, South Africa)pp.99-142

Index pp.143-153

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      Social Issues, Justice and Status
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2014 - 3rd Quarter
   Pages: 163. 6x9 - (NBC-R)
   ISBN: 978-1-63321-206-0
   Status: AV
  
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