Encyclopedia of African American Religions (Religious by Larry G. Murphy,J. Gordon Melton,Gary L. Ward

By Larry G. Murphy,J. Gordon Melton,Gary L. Ward

Preceded via 3 introductory essays and a chronology of significant occasions in black non secular historical past from 1618 to 1991, this A-Z encyclopedia comprises 3 kinds of entries:
* Biographical sketches of 773 African American spiritual leaders
* 341 entries on African American denominations and spiritual organisations (including white church buildings with major black memberships and academic institutions)
* Topical articles on very important facets of African American non secular existence (e.g., African American Christians through the Colonial period, tune within the African American Church)

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Negotiating the Life Course: Stability and Change in Life by Ann Evans,Janeen Baxter

By Ann Evans,Janeen Baxter

Pathways throughout the lifestyles direction have replaced significantly in fresh many years.  Many of our assumptions approximately leaving domestic, beginning new relationships and having youngsters were grew to become the other way up. it truly is now virtually as universal to have youngsters ahead of marriage as afterwards, and definitely even more universal to stay jointly sooner than marrying than to marry with no first dwelling jointly. girls usually tend to stay within the labour strength after having kids and lots of households fight with difficulties of work-family stability for the duration of their lives, fairly once they have young ones. yet how a lot has relatively replaced? Is there relatively extra range in how contributors transition via those lifestyles path phases, or simply diversifications on the margin with most folk following a typical paintings and relatives existence course?

 

This quantity uses wealthy longitudinal facts from a distinct Australian venture to envision those matters. Drawing on broader theories of social switch and demographic transitions in a world context, each one bankruptcy offers an in depth empirical review of the ways that Australian adults negotiate their paintings and kinfolk lives. In doing so, the quantity presents vital perception into the ways that contemporary demographic, social and financial alterations either problem and reproduce gender divisions.

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Biodemography of Aging: Determinants of Healthy Life Span by Anatoliy I. Yashin,Eric Stallard,Kenneth C. Land,Igor

By Anatoliy I. Yashin,Eric Stallard,Kenneth C. Land,Igor Akushevich,Liubov S. Arbeeva,Konstantin G. Arbeev,Irina Culminskaya,Mikhail Kovtun,Julia Kravchenko,Alexander M. Kulminski,Frank A. Sloan,Svetlana V. Ukraintseva,Deqing Wu

This quantity is a severe exposition of the information and analyses from an entire decade of rigorous learn into how age-related alterations on the person point, in addition to different components, give a contribution to morbidity, incapacity and mortality hazards on the broader inhabitants point. After summarizing the nation of our wisdom within the box, person chapters provide enlightening dialogue on a variety of key themes comparable to age trajectory research in decide on and normal populations, incidence/age styles of significant power health problems, and indices of cumulative deficits and their use in characterizing and realizing the designated homes of person aging.
The e-book beneficial properties finished statistical analyses of specified longitudinal information units together with the original source of the Framingham center examine, with its greater than 60 years of follow-up. Culminating in penetrating conclusions concerning the insights received from the paintings concerned, this publication provides a lot to our knowing of the hyperlinks among getting older and human health.

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Handbook of Labor Economics by Orley Ashenfelter,David Card

By Orley Ashenfelter,David Card

What new instruments and types are enriching hard work economics?

"Developments in study equipment and their software" (volume 4A) summarizes contemporary advances within the methods economists study wages, employment, and hard work markets.  blending conceptual versions and empirical paintings, individuals hide matters as assorted as box and laboratory experiments, application evaluate, and behavioral models.  The mixtures of those stronger empirical findings with new models reveal how hard work economists are constructing new and cutting edge how you can degree key parameters and attempt vital hypotheses.

  • Investigates contemporary advances in tools and types used in labor economics
  • Demonstrates what these new instruments and strategies can accomplish
  • Documents how conceptual types and empirical paintings clarify very important functional issues

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The Many Faces of Health, Competence and Well-Being in Old by Hans-Werner Wahl,Herrmann Brenner,Heidrun

By Hans-Werner Wahl,Herrmann Brenner,Heidrun Mollenkopf,Dietrich Rothenbacher,Christoph Rott

he major target of the publication is to supply an interdisciplinary remedy of a suite of key problems with present growing older study, i.e., well-being, competence, and wellbeing and fitness. those key matters are addressed in keeping with 3 converging learn streams: social-ecological examine, which assumes that significant techniques and results of aging corresponding to daily competence are formed by means of social and physical-spatial environments; geropsychology study, that's pushed via a life-span developmental perception of getting older; and epidemiology, which deals such a lot basic illness, functionality and prevention-related info. all the 3 significant examine instructions are defined through a brief creation, via 3 chapters treating in an empirical demeanour most up-to-date key study questions. All chapters are then additionally mentioned by way of well known growing old experts.

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The Migration-Development Nexus: A Transnational Perspective by Thomas Faist,Margit Fauser,Peter Kivisto

By Thomas Faist,Margit Fauser,Peter Kivisto

This book examines current coverage discussions round the migration-development nexus and subjects them to rigorous conceptual and empirical feedback via a transnational lens, putting the present re-discovery of migrants as brokers of improvement nexus into theoretical and old perspective.

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U.S. Health in International Perspective: Shorter Lives, by Steven H. Woolf,Laudan Aron,Panel on Understanding

By Steven H. Woolf,Laudan Aron,Panel on Understanding Cross-National Health Differences Among High-Income Countries,Committee on Population,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,National Research Council,Board on Population Health and Publ

The usa is likely one of the wealthiest international locations on the earth, however it is way from the healthiest.  Although existence expectancy and survival charges within the usa have more desirable dramatically during the last century, americans reside shorter lives and adventure extra accidents and health problems than humans in different high-income international locations.   The U.S. overall healthiness drawback can't be attributed completely to the antagonistic future health prestige of racial or ethnic minorities or negative humans: even hugely advantaged american citizens are in worse future health than their opposite numbers in different, "peer" countries. 

In mild of the recent and transforming into proof concerning the U.S. overall healthiness drawback, the nationwide Institutes of healthiness requested the nationwide learn Council (NRC) and the Institute of drugs (IOM) to convene a panel of specialists to check the problem.  The Panel on figuring out Cross-National healthiness modifications between High-Income international locations tested no matter if the U.S. well-being drawback exists around the existence span, thought of capability motives, and assessed the bigger implications of the findings. 

U.S. future health in foreign Perspective provides unique facts at the factor, explores the potential motives for the shorter and no more fit lives of usa citizens than these of individuals in related nations, and recommends activities through either executive and nongovernment enterprises and companies to handle the U.S. health and wellbeing disadvantage. 

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Securing Pension Provision: The Challenge of Reforming the by C Blair

By C Blair

by way of evaluating Germany, France, the united kingdom and the united states this examine explores how governments have tackled the elevated strain of financing kingdom pensions. in particular, it appears on the strategy of every of those nations to elevating the age of entitlement as a way to comprehend the ways that this coverage used to be brought in numerous countries.

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Critical Issues in Reproductive Health: 33 (The Springer by Andrzej Kulczycki

By Andrzej Kulczycki

In this e-book, top teachers and practitioners within the box of reproductive health and wellbeing handle subject matters equivalent to birth control, abortion, sexually transmitted infections, maternal and prenatal wellbeing and fitness, sexuality and reproductive rights via reading a couple of severe concerns in those components. The authors describe new examine, establish gaps and priorities in coverage and perform, and illustrate cutting edge options.

The ebook additional addresses such present imperatives as figuring out the social meanings of emergency birth control, measuring gender-based violence, bettering reproductive health and wellbeing governance, strengthening overall healthiness platforms and prone, and redressing institutional obstacles.

The ebook additionally assesses how reproductive healthiness courses might be reconfigured to new demanding situations similar to these posed by way of weather switch, susceptible adolescence in fragile states, and dangers from new infertility remedies.

Using a wealthy and sundry set of circumstances, a huge public health and wellbeing and social technology point of view, and novel methodological methods, this booklet questions universal assumptions, illustrates potent ideas and units out examine, coverage, and programmatic agendas for the current and future.

This is a accomplished quantity which supplies a invaluable source to researchers, educators, practitioners, policymakers and scholars, in addition to somebody learning or advocating for reproductive health.

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Population and Development: A Message from The Cairo by Robert L. Cliquet,Kristiaan Thienpont

By Robert L. Cliquet,Kristiaan Thienpont

because the onset of modernisation the area inhabitants has doubled numerous occasions and should quickly achieve 6 billion of individuals. The annual expense of elevate on this planet inhabitants is nearly ninety million humans. this can be the biggest absolute point of inhabitants development ever recorded. in line with the newest inhabitants projections of the United countries, the area inhabitants will most likely double back earlier than stabilising at a desk bound point. 90 percentage of the current and destiny inhabitants progress is accounted for via constructing nations.
the short raise within the measurement of the inhabitants in lots of constructing international locations is a major concern to their makes an attempt to beat their backwardness, make a considerable development to their caliber of existence, and attain a sustainable method of exploiting their renewable and non-renewable assets. while, non-sustainable intake and construction styles within the commercial nations and between prosperous voters in constructing international locations, position extra burdens at the planet's average assets and ecosystems.
With a view of contemplating those difficulties and elaborating coverage instructions, the United countries staged its foreign convention on inhabitants and improvement (ICPD) in Cairo, Egypt, September 5-13, 1994.
This monograph bargains with the history to the ICPD, its training, lawsuits, and contents. It additionally evaluates its effects and strategies via evaluating the ICPD motion Programme with the present medical literature.
The ICPD handled the most important concerns in regards to the interrelations among inhabitants, improvement and setting, and their reasons, and used to be no longer restricted to marginal concerns reminiscent of abortion, promiscuity and homosexuality as used to be the influence given within the media because of the best way those questions have been distorted by way of the motion of non secular fundamentalists. The ICPD motion Programme types a powerful constitution with a extensive variety of correct coverage ideas. however, in comparison to many of the present medical literature, the ICPD turns out to underestimate the seriousness and urgency of the problems at stake.

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