Handbook of Quality of Life in the Enlarged European Union by Jens Alber
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Handbook of Quality of Life in the Enlarged European Union
By Jens Alber

Handbook of Quality of Life in the Enlarged European Union

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Handbook of Quality of Life in the Enlarged European Union by Jens Alber

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Recent enlargement to the east made the European Union a more diverse social space and brought it into more direct contact with the social and cultural aftermath of communism. Sound empirical knowledge on heterogeneity and homogeneity in European societies after the EU enlargement is lacking. By bringing together a collection of informative analyses of key domains of social life in the new member states and candidate countries, viewed in comparison both to each other and to the 'old' EU-15, this handbook will help social scientists, policy makers and other observers cope with the unfamiliarity of this new world. In particular, it examines the implications of the new member states' membership for the future course of EU integration. This substantial text contains seventeen chapters with a focus on social conditions, such as: * poverty and living conditions * social inclusion, life satisfaction * work and labour markets; * family and housing. Making use of a range of data, this handbook will be an essential resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students and researchers of Sociology, Social Policy and Welfare, European Studies and European Union Policy.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415424677
ISBN-10: 0415424674
Format: Hardback
(246mm x 174mm x 25mm)
Pages: 448
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 29-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Jens Alber

Jens Alber is Professor of Sociology at the Free University Berlin and Director of the Unit "Inequality and social integration" at the Social Science Center, Berlin, which chaired the international consortium that analyzed the European Quality of Life Survey. He is the author of numerous books and articles in the field of comparative political sociology. Tony Fahey is Professor in the Social Policy Research Division in the Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin. He has published extensively on the family, religion, demography, the elderly, housing and various aspects of social policy. Chiara Saraceno is Full Professor of Sociology at the University of Turin, Italy and Chair of the PhD programme in Comparative Social Research. She has written extensively on family changes and family policies, on poverty and social policies, on gender and women's issues.

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