Reviews by subject area

An intergenerational perspective of the coronavirus crisis and the role of family policies

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An intergenerational perspective of the coronavirus crisis and the role of family policies

November 2021

Social Inclusion
Maria Cubel, Department of Economics, University of Bath

The covid-19 pandemic has caused a health crisis and an economic one. The two books reviewed here offer complementary perspectives on the role of family policies in times of economic decline.

Understanding immigration to coexist in the future

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Understanding immigration to coexist in the future

December 2020

Social Inclusion
Carlos Ochando Claramunt, Director of the Master’s Degree in Economic Policies and Public Economics Department of Applied Economics, Universitat de València

Immigration causes economic, political, and cultural changes in host societies. These two works propose intelligent, innovative, and collaborative solutions to tackle the challenges of immigration.

The high price of inequality: lessons on the costs and consequences of child poverty in advanced societies

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The high price of inequality: lessons on the costs and consequences of child poverty in advanced societies

February 2020

Social Inclusion
Alejandro Arias Lera, an analyst at the Spanish Government’s High Commissioner’s Ouice for the fight against child poverty

The books reviewed here consider why it is important for everyone, and not just for the most vulnerable, to achieve more egalitarian societies.

Housing: from fundamental principles to policies

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Housing: from fundamental principles to policies

June 2019

Social Inclusion
Monstserrat Pareja-Eastaway, director of the Master’s Degree in Cultural Management at the University of Barcelona

What is the role of the public sector in access to housing? Can public policies act as a counterweight to the market? These two books examine the question from the European and United States viewpoint.

Inequality: The Costs to Families

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Inequality: The Costs to Families

December 2018

Social Inclusion
Frances Goldscheider, University Professor of Sociology, emerita, Brown University

How do economic problems affect family stability? The books reviewed tackle changes in gender roles at work and the instability generated by socioeconomic inequality.

Arriving in Rural Village Communities, Staying There or Leaving

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Arriving in Rural Village Communities, Staying There or Leaving

December 2016

Social Inclusion
Montserrat Soronellas Masdeu, Rovira i Virgili University

How should migration within the European context be studied? These two books, from the standpoints of gender and rurality, tackle a phenomenon previously studied above all in urban contexts with male protagonists. With these new perspectives, the scientific view offers extra depth to an issue of recent social importance.

Changing the Conversation about Inequality

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Changing the Conversation about Inequality

September 2016

Social Inclusion
Pablo Beramendi, Duke University

Tackling growing inequality in income distribution and wealth is a social challenge that demands an innovative approach. Academic Anthony B. Atkinson proposes 15 actions that combine old policies with new instruments.

Actions against inequality for improving children's social opportunities

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Actions against inequality for improving children's social opportunities

September 2016

Social Inclusion Education
Dr. Michael Pratt, Psychology Department, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario

These two works analyse, from the angles of psychology and sociology respectively, the increase in social opportunities for underprivileged children. The first proposes acting on the environment and the second, on individual capabilities. 

Inequality in a converging world

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Inequality in a converging world

May 2016

Social Inclusion
Luis Guirola, PhD student in Political Science at Duke University

Inequality as a phenomenon can be studied from a local, global or international perspective. Branko Milanovic integrates these three points of view in order to reflect on the effect of globalisation within this inequality.

New ways of looking at poverty

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New ways of looking at poverty

May 2016

Social Inclusion
Roger Senserrich,
Director of Communications at Connecticut Voices for Children

What do people living in poverty experience and what policies could help them? These two books aim to answer these two questions from opposing perspectives. Economics of Poverty adopts a theoretical and global focus, while Scarcity approaches the subject empirically and looks at specific cases.

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