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Social Indicators: Statistics, Trends and Policy Development $130.00
Editors: Candace M. Baird
Book Description:
Social indicators measure the quality of life and encompass the whole spectrum of society, including the individual, public and private organizations, municipal, country, regional, national and international systems. This book presents topical research in the study of social indicators from across the globe. Some topics discussed in this compilation include social scientific metrology as the mediator between sociology and socionomy; discretionary time and freely disposable time as social indicators of welfare, poverty and freedoms; socioeconomic status and the incidence of illness and social capital. (Imprint: Nova Press)

Table of Contents:
Preface

Social Scientific Metrology as the Mediator between Sociology and Socionomy: A Cri de Coeur for the Systemizing of Social Indicators, pp, 1-25
(Jarl K. Kampen, Hilde Tobi, Wageningen University and Research, Research Methodology Group, Hollandseweg, Wageningen, The Netherlands)

Discretionary Time and Freely Disposable Time: Two New Integrated Indicators of Welfare, Poverty and Freedoms, pp. 27-48
(Marieke Hobbes, Wouter T. de Groot, Leiden University, the Netherlands, and others)

Introducing the Concept of Functional Time Use (FTU) as a Tool for Measuring the Labour Burden: A Case Study from the Bolivian Amazon, pp. 49-73
(Lisa Ringhofer, Institute of Social Ecology, University of Klagenfurt, Austria)

Genoa Index of Deprivation (GDI): An Index of Material Deprivation for Geographical Areas, pp. 75-97
(E. Ivaldi, A. Testi, University of Genoa, Department of Economy and Quantitative Methods, Genoa, Italy)

Social Capital Indicators and their Utilization in Environmental Policies for Protected Areas, pp. 99-117
(Nikoleta Jones, Marina Proikaki, Panayiotis G. Dimitrakopoulos, Department of Environment, University of the Aegean, Mytilene, Greece)

What Agro-Processing Can Do to the Social Conditions of Rural Subsistent Farmers: The Case of Milenovisi Association in Ghana, pp. 119-133
(Frank S. Arku,Faculty of Development Studies, Presbyterian University College, Ghana, Akuapem Campus, Cynthia Arku,Department of Educational Policy Studies, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, John-Engelbert Seddoh, Department of Management Studies, University of Cape Coast, Ghana, and others)

Explaining Social Determinants and Health Risk: The Case of Female Sex Workers in Hong Kong and China, pp. 135-147
(Eleanor Holroyd, William W.C. Wong, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia, and others)

Evaluating Environmental and Regional Policies in the European Union through the Use of Environmental Quality Indices, pp. 149-161
(Panagiotis Evangelopoulos, Dimitrios Giannias, Panagiotis Liargovas, Loukas Tsironis, Department of Economics, University of Peloponnese, Greece, and others)

Is Generalized Trust Useful as the Indicator of Social Capital for Small Area Analysis in Japan?, pp. 163-171
(Yoshikazu Fujisawa, Tsuyoshi Hamano, Akio Koyabu, University of Shizuoka, Yata, Suruga-Ku, Shizuoka City, Japan, and others)

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   Series:
      Social Justice, Equality and Empowerment
   Binding: ebook
   Pub. Date: 2011
   Pages: 7 x 10 (NBC - R)
   ISBN: 978-1-62100-126-3
   Status: AV
  
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