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Health, Safety, and Nutrition for the Young Child (Paperback, 9th edition): Lynn Marotz Health, Safety, and Nutrition for the Young Child (Paperback, 9th edition)
Lynn Marotz 3
R770 R659 Discovery Miles 6 590 Save R111 (14%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

HEALTH, SAFETY, AND NUTRITION FOR THE YOUNG CHILD, 9th Edition, covers contemporary health, safety, and nutrition needs of infant through school-age children--and guides teachers in implementing effective classroom practices--in one comprehensive, full-color volume. Concepts are backed by the latest research findings and linked to NAEYC standards. The book emphasizes the importance of respecting and partnering with families to help children establish healthy lifestyles and achieve their learning potential. Early childhood educators, professionals, and families will find the latest research and information on many topics of significant concern, including food safety, emergency and disaster preparedness, childhood obesity, children's mental health, bullying, resilience, chronic and acute health conditions, environmental quality, and children with special medical needs. Also provided are easy-to-access checklists, guidelines, and activities that no early childhood student or professional should be without.

Youth Revolution - #BeTheChange (Paperback): Kiara Nirghin Youth Revolution - #BeTheChange (Paperback)
Kiara Nirghin
R210 R165 Discovery Miles 1 650 Save R45 (21%) In stock

Youth Revolution is the inspirational story of how a sixteen-year-old high-school student from Johannesburg, Kiara Nirghin, overcame huge health obstacles to win the grand prize at the 2016 International Google Science Fair for her unique and innovative solution to worldwide drought. Having experienced bacterial meningitis, undiagnosed bilharzia and severe weight loss, Kiara was forced to postpone her school career for hospitalisation, with a real chance of losing her hearing, her sight and the use of her limbs.

Youth Revolution not only covers her journey from the hospital bed to the stage as the winner of the science award, but also looks at issues surrounding stagnant youth innovation, while considering the dangers of lacking diversity in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths). It also includes contributions from prominent women in science and education, among them Malala Yousafzai, VP of Education and University Programs for Google and the recipient of the L’Oréal-UNESCO Award for Women in Science.

Youth Revolution is a deeply human and truly inspirational real-life story that will enthral teenagers and adults alike, and proves that even ‘ordinary’ teenagers can do extraordinary things.

Disability in Context - A Socio-Educational Perspective in South Africa (Paperback): Mbulaheni Maguvhe, Meahabo Magano Disability in Context - A Socio-Educational Perspective in South Africa (Paperback)
Mbulaheni Maguvhe, Meahabo Magano
R462 R402 Discovery Miles 4 020 Save R60 (13%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

This brand new book addresses disability issues, including inclusive education, advocacy and empowerment. Aimed specifically at students studying in South Africa, this book attempts to plug the gap between policy, services and rights for disabled people in South Africa, whilst also helping readers to find a new world view. This book is suitable for both first year undergraduates in inclusive education and senior students and also academics looking to advance theory and lay good foundations for comprehensive, evidence-based practice.

A Manifesto For Social Change - How To Save South Africa (Paperback): Moeletsi Mbeki, Nobantu Mbeki A Manifesto For Social Change - How To Save South Africa (Paperback)
Moeletsi Mbeki, Nobantu Mbeki 4
R180 R155 Discovery Miles 1 550 Save R25 (14%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

A Manifesto For Social Change is the third of a three-volume series that started seven years ago investigating the causes of our country’s – and the continent’s – development obstacles.

Architects of Poverty: Why African Capitalism Needs Changing (2009) set out to explain what role African elites played in creating and promoting their fellow Africans’ misery. Advocates for Change: How to Overcome Africa’s Challenges (2011) set out to show that there were short-term to medium-term solutions to many of Africa’s and South Africa’s problems, from agriculture to healthcare, if only the powers that be would take note. And now, more than 20 years after the advent of democracy, we have A Manifesto For Social Change: How To Save South Africa, the conclusion in the ‘trilogy’.

This book started its life as Gridlocked, but through the process of research undertaken by Moeletsi and Nobantu it has evolved into a different project, a manifesto that identifies some of South Africa’s key problems and what is required to change the country’s downward trajectory.

Cultural issues in health and health care (Paperback): Adele Tjale, Louise de Villiers Cultural issues in health and health care (Paperback)
Adele Tjale, Louise de Villiers
R462 R380 Discovery Miles 3 800 Save R82 (18%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Culture and its impact on health assessment and interventions is widely recognised as an essential aspect of medical training. While courses are proliferating throughout Africa and the rest of the world, there has, until now, been no suitable student textbook or reference text to support such initiatives. The authors of Cultural issues in health and health care deal with the basic principles of transcultural care and focus on training practitioners to be able to put the principles into practice in their own health settings.

Third World America - How Our Politicians are Abandoning the Average Citizen (Paperback): Arianna Huffington Third World America - How Our Politicians are Abandoning the Average Citizen (Paperback)
Arianna Huffington 1
R211 R148 Discovery Miles 1 480 Save R63 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

It's not an exaggeration to say that the hard-working, average citizen on an average income is an endangered species and that the American Dream of a secure, comfortable standard of living has become outdated. The USA is in danger of becoming a Third World nation.

The evidence is all around: its industrial base is vanishing, taking with it the kind of jobs that have formed the backbone of America's economy for more than a century; the education system is in shambles, making it harder for tomorrow's workforce to acquire the information and training it needs to land good twenty-first-century jobs; its infrastructure - roads, bridges, water, and electrical systems - is crumbling; its economic system has been reduced to recurring episodes of Corporations Gone Wild; and its political system is broken, in thrall to a small financial elite using the power of the chequebook to control both parties. And America's middle class, the driver of so much of the country's economic success and political stability, is rapidly disappearing, forcing this democracy to confront the fear that it is slipping as a nation - that its children and grandchildren will enjoy fewer opportunities and face a lower standard of living. It's the dark flipside of the American Dream - an American Nightmare of their own making.

Arianna Huffington, editor in chief of the must-read Huffington Post, has her finger on the pulse of America and unflinchingly tracks the gradual demise of the nation as an industrial, political, and economic leader. In the vein of her fiery bestseller Pigs at the Trough, Third World America points fingers, names names, and details who's killing the American Dream. Calling on the can-do attitude that is part of America's DNA, Huffington shows precisely what needs to be done to stop the free fall and keep the country from turning into a Third World nation.

Third World America is required reading for anyone who is disturbed by the United States' steady descent from twentieth-century superpower to backwater banana republic.

The Mother and Child Project - Raising Our Voices for Health and Hope (Paperback): Melinda Gates The Mother and Child Project - Raising Our Voices for Health and Hope (Paperback)
Melinda Gates; Foreword by Kay Warren
R245 R202 Discovery Miles 2 020 Save R43 (18%) Shipped within 5 - 10 working days

Dozens of influential leaders have heard the pleas of mothers and children in developing countries. Raising their voices to inspire a movement to increase healthy pregnancies and lower death rates, Melinda Gates, Kay Warren, Bill Frist, Kimberly Williams Paisley, Michael W. Smith and more speak out about why people of faith must get involved in The Mother and Child Project: Raising Our Voices for Health and Hope. Almost 287,000 women die each year because of pregnancy and birth complications. Many orphans are left behind in the wake of this tragedy, and without a mother, many of those children die as well. If only enough people knew. We have the resources to prevent this crisis, but we must take action. Fortunately, Hope Through Healing Hands, a nonprofit organization promoting awareness for healthy mothers and children worldwide, is already spreading the word. Not only can we save lives, reduce abortions, and decrease death rates, but also we can help build healthier, thriving families and bring stability and sustainability to families, communities and nations. The question is, will you join them?

Child Abuse: An evidence base for confident practice (Paperback, 5th edition): David Wilkins, David Shemmings, Claire Pascoe Child Abuse: An evidence base for confident practice (Paperback, 5th edition)
David Wilkins, David Shemmings, Claire Pascoe
R728 R669 Discovery Miles 6 690 Save R59 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This best-selling text has been used by countless students, practitioners and researchers as a key reference on child protection issues. The book demystifies this complex and emotionally-charged area, outlining research, history, social policy and legislation, as well as the theory and practice underpinning child protection work. Written by influential academics and practitioners, this updated edition looks at child protection practices in a global context and provides: * The latest research and thinking on the causes and consequences of child abuse, including new insights about the relationship between deprivation, poverty and abuse and neglect * An overview of child protection practices, ranging from the 19th Century to recent policy and practice changes, including the widespread adoption of practice models and attempts to improve the quality of social work services Using examples to highlight key discussions and points, this book will enhance the confidence, knowledge and skills of practitioners, supervisors and managers.

Care in Practice Higher: Fourth Edition (Paperback): Janet Miller Care in Practice Higher: Fourth Edition (Paperback)
Janet Miller 1
R728 Discovery Miles 7 280 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Exam Board: SQA Level: Higher Subject: Care First Teaching: August 2018 First Exam: June 2019 A timely new edition of a successful textbook, updating previous editions of Care in Practice for Higher Following the 2018 implementation of the new Scottish 'Health and Social Care Standards, My support, my life', this new edition incorporates the most recent thinking in care practice and updates previous editions of Care in Practice for Higher with current values and 2018 National Care Standards, as well as offering relevance to Nationals 4 and 5 in Care, SVQ2 and SVQ3 courses and the HNC in Social Care. Offers relevance to Nationals 4 and 5 in Care, SVQ2 and SVQ3 courses and the HNC in Social Care Values are fully aligned to current thinking and practice Clear focus on person-centred approach to care practice Includes government policies such as GIRFEC (Getting it Right for Every Child)

Street life under a roof - Youth homelessness in South Africa (Paperback): Emily Margaretten Street life under a roof - Youth homelessness in South Africa (Paperback)
Emily Margaretten
R260 R206 Discovery Miles 2 060 Save R54 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 10 working days

Point Place stands near the city centre of Durban, South Africa. Condemned and off the grid, the five-storey apartment building is nonetheless home to a hundred-plus teenagers and young adults marginalised by poverty and chronic unemployment. Emily Margaretten draws on ten years of up-close fieldwork to explore the distinct cultural universe of the Point Place community. Her sensitive investigations reveal how young men and women draw on customary notions of respect and support to forge an ethos of connection and care that allows them to live far richer lives than ordinarily assumed. Her discussion of gender dynamics highlights terms like nakana - to care about or take notice of another - that young women and men use to construct `outside' and `inside' boyfriends and girlfriends and to communicate notions of trust. Challenging the idea that Point Place's residents need `rehabilitation', Margaretten argues that these young men and women want love, secure homes and the means to provide for their dependents - in short, the same hopes and aspirations mirrored across South African society.

Kindergesondheid (Afrikaans, Paperback): S. Knight, M Clarke, D. Prozesky, ABE Development Services Trust Kindergesondheid (Afrikaans, Paperback)
S. Knight, M Clarke, D. Prozesky, ABE Development Services Trust
R179 R152 Discovery Miles 1 520 Save R27 (15%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days
BTEC National Health and Social Care Revision Workbook - Second edition (Paperback, 2nd edition): Georgina Shaw BTEC National Health and Social Care Revision Workbook - Second edition (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Georgina Shaw
R282 Discovery Miles 2 820 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Exam Board: Pearson BTEC Academic Level: BTEC National Subject: Health & Social Care First teaching: September 2016 First Exams: Summer 2017 This Revision Workbook delivers hassle-free hands-on practice for the externally assessed units. For all four of the externally assessed Units 1, 2, 3 & 4 Builds confidence with scaffolded practice questions. Unguided questions that allow students to test their own knowledge and skills in advance of assessment. Clear unit-by-unit correspondence between this Workbook and the Revision Guide and ActiveBook. Updates to this title If you purchased this title before 3rd April 2017, you will have an older edition. In light of updates to the qualification, there may be changes required to this older edition, which will be outlined at www.pearsonfe.co.uk/BTECchanges. An updated edition of this title will release in time for the new academic year in September 2017. This new edition will reflect updates to the qualification that have been made. If you have the older edition and would like a copy of the new edition, please contact our customer services team, with proof of purchase, on 0845 313 6666 or email [email protected]

BTEC National Health and Social Care Student Book 1 - For the 2016 specifications (Paperback): Marilyn Billingham, Pamela... BTEC National Health and Social Care Student Book 1 - For the 2016 specifications (Paperback)
Marilyn Billingham, Pamela Davenport, Hilary Talman, Nicola Matthews, Beryl Stretch, …
R690 Discovery Miles 6 900 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Each Student Book and ActiveBook has clearly laid out pages with a range of supportive features to aid learning and teaching: Getting to know your unit sections ensure learners understand the grading criteria and unit requirement. Pause Point features support formative assessment and enable learners to gauge attainment of knowledge at regular intervals. Case Study and Theory into practice features enable development of problem-solving skills and place the theory into real life situations learners could encounter. Assessment practice features provide scaffolded assessment practice activities that help prepare learners for assessment. Within each assessment practice activity, a Plan, Do and Review section supports learners' formative assessment by making sure they fully understand what they are being asked to do, what their goals are and how to evaluate the task and consider how the could improve. Literacy and numeracy activities provide opportunities for reinforcement in these key areas, placing the skills into a Health and Social Care context. Dedicated Think future pages provide case studies from the industry, with a focus on aspects of skills development that can be put in practice in a real work environment and further study.

Loving; the Essence of Being a Butterfly in Dementia Care (Paperback): Sally Knocker Loving; the Essence of Being a Butterfly in Dementia Care (Paperback)
Sally Knocker
R403 Discovery Miles 4 030 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
BTEC National Health and Social Care Student Book 2 - For the 2016 specifications (Paperback): Carolyn Aldworth, Nicola... BTEC National Health and Social Care Student Book 2 - For the 2016 specifications (Paperback)
Carolyn Aldworth, Nicola Matthews, Nicola Cramphorn, Sue Hocking, Liz Howarth, …
R702 Discovery Miles 7 020 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Updates to BTEC National Set Tasks for external assessment - April 2017 As a result of feedback from the Department for Education Pearson have made updates to the Set Tasks for some BTEC National qualifications. Therefore subsequent changes have been made to this product. If you have purchased this book before 13th April 2017, details of these changes can be found here. [link to www.pearsonfe.co.uk/BTECchanges]. Corrected copies will be available to purchase by June 2017. Each Student Book and ActiveBook has clearly laid out pages with a range of supportive features to aid learning and teaching: Getting to know your unit sections ensure learners understand the grading criteria and unit requirement. Pause Point features support formative assessment and enable learners to gauge attainment of knowledge at regular intervals. Case Study and Theory into practice features enable development of problem-solving skills and place the theory into real life situations learners could encounter. Assessment practice features provide scaffolded assessment practice activities that help prepare learners for assessment. Within each assessment practice activity, a Plan, Do and Review section supports learners' formative assessment by making sure they fully understand what they are being asked to do, what their goals are and how to evaluate the task and consider how the could improve. Literacy and numeracy activities provide opportunities for reinforcement in these key areas, placing the skills into a Health and Social Care context. Dedicated Think future pages provide case studies from the industry, with a focus on aspects of skills development that can be put in practice in a real work environment and further study.

Dementia Reconsidered Revisited: The Person Still Comes First (Paperback, 2nd edition): Tom Kitwood, Dawn Brooker Dementia Reconsidered Revisited: The Person Still Comes First (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Tom Kitwood, Dawn Brooker
R670 R617 Discovery Miles 6 170 Save R53 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The original Dementia Reconsidered: The Person Comes First by Tom Kitwood was published by Open University Press in 1997. It was a seminal text in the field of dementia studies and is still cited and referenced as core reading on person-centred dementia care. Tom died unexpectedly, just 12 months after the book was published. This book continues to inspire many people to challenge simplistic paradigms about dementia. Since the original book was written, however, there have been many changes in our understanding of dementia. The editor of this new edition, Dawn Brooker was mentored by Tom Kitwood. She has drawn together a remarkable group of writers to provide a commentary on Kitwood's work. This new edition reproduces the original chapters but provides extra content from subject experts to update the book to a contemporary level. Dementia Reconsidered Re-visited is an ideal main text or supplementary text for all those studying or working in nursing, medicine, psychiatry, psychology, occupational therapy, social work, adult education, gerontology and health and social care more generally. "This important book does three things. It brings to a new generation the insight and vision of Tom Kitwood. It highlights the remarkable progress we have made in recent years. But most important of all it reminds us what still needs to be done if we are to fully respect the rights of people with dementia and their family care-givers. Kitwood inspired Alzheimer's Society to knit together research, care, and societal change. We are now re-inspired to make sure all progress is evidenced and evaluated for its impact. We must realise the enormous opportunities the digital age offers people affected by dementia but in doing so constantly listen to and learn from their many and varied voices across nations and cultures." Jeremy Hughes CBE, Chief Executive, Alzheimer's Society, UK

Designing Homes for People with Dementia (Paperback): Damian Utton Designing Homes for People with Dementia (Paperback)
Damian Utton
R1,354 Discovery Miles 13 540 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Good design helps to make the environment more understandable, resulting in huge benefits for everyone. The 25 case studies illustrated in this book demonstrate the principles of good design for people with dementia. The examples are drawn from nine countries across Northern Europe, North America and Australia. This book is an invaluable resource for anyone committed to improving the built environment for people with dementia: from chief executive officers and directors of service providers, through to officials from regulatory authorities, home managers and staff, architects and interior designers, as well as nursing, medical and related professions.

Combating Poverty in Europe - Active Inclusion in a Multi-Level and Multi-Actor Context (Hardcover): Rune Halvorsen, Bjorn... Combating Poverty in Europe - Active Inclusion in a Multi-Level and Multi-Actor Context (Hardcover)
Rune Halvorsen, Bjorn Hvinden
R2,183 Discovery Miles 21 830 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Discovering methods to combat poverty and social exclusion has now become a major political challenge in Europe. Combating Poverty in Europe offers an original and timely analysis of how this challenge is met by actors at European, national and subnational levels. Building on a European study comparing Germany, Italy, Poland, Sweden and the UK, this book provides new insights into the processes and mechanisms that promote or hinder interaction between the increasingly multi-layered European system for responding to poverty and social exclusion in EU member states. The contributors present systematic and comparative analyses of social policy design, institutional frameworks and delivery practices from a multi-level governance perspective. Original and diverse, this book will appeal to researchers and scholars in comparative social policy, as well as policy officials in the EU, national government and anti-poverty NGOs.

Post-Communist Welfare States in European Context - Patterns of Welfare Policies in Central and Eastern Europe (Hardcover):... Post-Communist Welfare States in European Context - Patterns of Welfare Policies in Central and Eastern Europe (Hardcover)
Kati Kuitto
R1,872 Discovery Miles 18 720 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Welfare reforms in post-communist countries are determined by economic and social hardship, democratization of the political systems and rapid structural change. This groundbreaking book provides a comprehensive and systematic empirical assessment of the Central and Eastern European post-communist welfare states in the context of their Western European counterparts. Basing the study on new data on welfare entitlements and cluster analysis, Kati Kuitto systematically compares 26 European welfare states across three empirical dimensions. The author employs a multidimensional framework to analyze patterns of welfare policies and highlight spending priorities, financing and the generosity of welfare entitlements. Kati Kuitto thus sheds light on the hybrid patterns of welfare policies in post-communist countries as they have emerged after the period of transformation and discusses their future challenges. Unique and comprehensive, this is essential reading for researchers in the fields of comparative welfare state research and Central and Eastern European studies, as well as students and practitioners of social policy, social security and political economy.

Innovation and Culture in Public Services - The Case of Independent Living (Hardcover): Steven DeMello, Peder Inge Furseth Innovation and Culture in Public Services - The Case of Independent Living (Hardcover)
Steven DeMello, Peder Inge Furseth
R1,819 Discovery Miles 18 190 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

There is a growing trend toward innovation in public services, and the integration of public and private entities in their delivery. This book aims to improve the ability to innovate successfully in large-scale public/private endeavors. The authors develop an underpinning theory of innovation, and extend it to address key issues in public/private collaboration. As an example, they explore the subject of independent living for seniors and persons with disabilities across four countries - the US, UK, Norway and Japan. The resulting model provides a vehicle for all major stakeholders to better understand the dynamics of innovation, which will in turn offer the opportunity to improve performance and successful adoption. This book will provide useful insight for students of innovation, public service planning and delivery, and health and social services. In addition, the original opinion research on residents of the four countries will prove interesting for students of sociology and medical anthropology.

Handbook on Migration and Social Policy (Hardcover): Gary P Freeman, Nikola Mirilovic Handbook on Migration and Social Policy (Hardcover)
Gary P Freeman, Nikola Mirilovic
R4,218 Discovery Miles 42 180 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In this comprehensive Handbook, an interdisciplinary team of distinguished scholars from the social sciences explores the connections between migration and social policy. They test conflicting claims as to the positive and negative effects of different types of migration against the experience of countries in Europe, North America, Australasia, the Middle East and South Asia, assessing arguments as to migration's impact on the financial, social and political stability and sustainability of social programs. The volume reflects the authors' curiosity about the controversy over the connection between social and cultural diversity and popular support for the welfare state. Providing timely and original chapters which both critique the existing literature as well as build on and advance theoretical understanding, the authors focus on the formal settlement and integration polices created for migrants as well as corollary state policies affecting migrants and migration. A clutch of chapters investigates the linkage between migration and trade theory, foreign direct investment, globalization, public opinion, public education and welfare programs. Chapters then deal with leading receiving states as well as India and the authors examine the regulation of migration at the subnational, national, regional and global levels. The topic of migration and security is also covered. This compelling and exhaustive review of existing scholarship and state-of -the-art original empirical analysis is essential reading for graduates and academics researching the field.

Time for Dementia - A Collection of Writing on the Meanings of Time and Dementia (Paperback): Jane M. Gilliard, Mary Marshall Time for Dementia - A Collection of Writing on the Meanings of Time and Dementia (Paperback)
Jane M. Gilliard, Mary Marshall; Illustrated by James McKillop
R403 Discovery Miles 4 030 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Integrating Social and Employment Policies in Europe - Active Inclusion and Challenges for Local Welfare Governance... Integrating Social and Employment Policies in Europe - Active Inclusion and Challenges for Local Welfare Governance (Hardcover)
Martin Heidenreich, Deborah Rice
R2,425 Discovery Miles 24 250 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A central goal of European activation policies is to provide coherent and actively inclusive employment and social services. This book offers new insights on the effective governance and implementation of such policies. Utilizing empirical studies from six European welfare states, expert contributors explore how different institutional contexts influence localized service delivery and how local authorities deal with the associated coordination challenges. Acknowledging that neither decentralization nor provider networks necessarily prevent fragmented service provision, Martin Heidenreich and Deborah Rice illustrate that an understanding of the European budgetary context, as well as individual network brokerage, is vital for a successful integration of employment and social policies at the local level. Timely and engaging, this innovative book will provide new theoretical perspectives and invaluable empirical materials for academics and students in the field of comparative social policy. Policy makers and officials will also appreciate the editors' practical approach.

Research Handbook on European Social Security Law (Hardcover): Frans Pennings, Gijsbert Vonk Research Handbook on European Social Security Law (Hardcover)
Frans Pennings, Gijsbert Vonk
R4,606 Discovery Miles 46 060 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The Research Handbook on European Social Security Law critically examines the various European dimensions of social security. The collection discusses a wide range of questions and dilemmas ensuing from the present state of European social security law, whilst at the same time identifying future lines of inquiry that are likely to dominate the discourse in the coming years. This Handbook encompasses numerous dimensions of European social security law, including: social security as a human right; standard setting in social security; the protection of mobile persons and migrants; as well as the global context of European social security law. It pays attention to both EU law and to various instruments of the Council of Europe. Throughout the book's chapters prominent experts analyse contemporary debates, discuss new challenges and point out further lines of research. Via this exploration, the Handbook provides a source of inspiration for the development of this special field of law. Covering a breadth of topic and research, scholars and practitioners alike will find this Research Handbook to be an invaluable source of information.

Not Working - Where Have All the Good Jobs Gone? (Hardcover): David G. Blanchflower Not Working - Where Have All the Good Jobs Gone? (Hardcover)
David G. Blanchflower
R595 R466 Discovery Miles 4 660 Save R129 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A candid assessment of why the job market is not as healthy as we think Don't trust low unemployment numbers as proof that the labor market is doing fine "it isn't. Not Working is about those who can (TM)t find full-time work at a decent wage "the underemployed "and how their plight is contributing to widespread despair, a worsening drug epidemic, and the unchecked rise of right-wing populism. In this revelatory and outspoken book, David Blanchflower draws on his acclaimed work in the economics of labor and well-being to explain why today's postrecession economy is vastly different from what came before. He calls out our leaders and policymakers for failing to see the Great Recession coming, and for their continued failure to address one of the most unacknowledged social catastrophes of our time. Blanchflower shows how many workers are underemployed or have simply given up trying to find a well-paying job, how wage growth has not returned to prerecession levels despite rosy employment indicators, and how general prosperity has not returned since the crash of 2008. Standard economic measures are often blind to these forgotten workers, which is why Blanchflower practices the "economics of walking about" "seeing for himself how ordinary people are faring under the recovery, and taking seriously what they say and do. Not Working is his candid report on how the young and the less skilled are among the worst casualties of underemployment, how immigrants are taking the blame, and how the epidemic of unhappiness and self-destruction will continue to spread unless we deal with it.

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