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Dec 28 2013

Free journal articles from Policy Press

Read the following free articles for December 2013:

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[Source: Policy Press] 

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Sep 25 2013

Read online journal articles from Policy Press

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation, with the Centre for Science and Policy at the University of Cambridge, ran a democratic, transparent, consensual exercise involving 45 participants from government, non-governmental organisations, academia and research to identify 100 important research questions that, if answered, would help to reduce or prevent poverty.

Read the free journal articles for September:

Click here to download the article “100 Questions: identifying research priorities for poverty prevention and reduction”, Journal of Poverty and Social Justice.  HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b4376299

 

 

 

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Jul 05 2013

New publications are available at the Scout Report!

  1. Demos: A/V
  2. The Demos group in Britain conducts high-quality public policy research on a wide range of topics, including urban design, social assistance policies, and the housing market. Like many other think tanks, the group also produces a wide range of presentations on its work. This section of the site presents full-length programs like “Multi-Dimensional Poverty,” “The Future of Open Data,” and “How Labour Wins Again.” One of the programs that should not be missed is the conversation on “It’s Who You Know: The Power of Social Networks.” It’s a response by Richard Horton of The Lancet to another speech on social networks and it’s quite insightful. All told, there are about three dozen programs in the Video section, while the Audio area contains podcasts and speeches dating back to 2006. Two recommended programs are “The Power Gap” (on power in contemporary societies) and a conversation with Evgeny Morozov on the relationship between politics and the Internet.

  3. International Development in Practice: What Works in Development?
  4. The very title of this OpenCourseWare site asks a question that has bedeviled non-governmental organizations for decades: what works in development? Created by Professor Steve Relfenberg of the University of Notre Dame, this course explores diverse approaches to thinking about international development and processes that bring about individual and societal change. As with many OpenCourseWare offerings, your can ramble through the syllabus, readings, course schedule, lectures, discussions, and essay assignments. The Lectures area is worth a look, as it contains PowerPoint slides for discussions on Studying Haiti, Taking Ideas to Scale, and The Complex Worlds of Foreign Aid. The Discussion area contains video resources that complement each lecture. Courses cover various Areas of study such as Sociology, Political Sciences, Poverty Studies, Architecture, Physics, Civil Engineering, English etc. Finally, you can look over the Essay Assignments area and the very helpful Additional Resources section, which features links to the Poverty Action Lab at MIT and the United Nations Development Project

    [Source: Scout Report, Volume 19, Number 25, June 21, 2013]

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Apr 18 2013

Free topical journal articles from Policy Press

Free journal articles For April:

  1. Persistent poverty and children’s development in the early years of childhood - Policy & Politics
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  3. Evidence, policy and pragmatics: a case study on the development of a national research and data strategy on children’s lives and the role of knowledge exchange - Evidence & Policy
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  5. Poor and dissatisfied? Income poverty, poverty transitions and life satisfaction in Chile - Journal of Poverty & Social Justice
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  7. Building better neighbourhoods? Insights into the contributions of local faith-based organisations - Voluntary Sector Review
  8. Still a woman’s job: the division of housework in couples living with dementia - Families, Relationships & Societies

[Source: The Policy Press]

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Apr 03 2013

Free topical journal articles from Policy Press

Free journal articles of March:

  1. Representing the family: how does the state ‘think family’? - Policy & Politics
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  3. Rapid evidence assessments of research to inform social policy: taking stock and moving forward - Evidence & Policy
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  5. Subjective wellbeing: a primer for poverty analysts - Journal of Poverty & Social Justice
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  7. Micro-mapping: what lies beneath the third sector radar? - Voluntary Sector Review
  8. From traditional to companionate marriages: women’s changing experience of marriage and divorce in Ireland - Families, Relationships & Societies

[Source: The Policy Press]

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Feb 07 2013

Latest Resources from Migration Informatio​n Source

MPI Issues Handy Compilation of Sought-After Data on Immigrants in the U.S.

The Migration Policy Institute (MPI) released its annual compilation of statistics on immigrants in the United States, offering some of the most sought-after data on current and historical immigration trends, as well as the current size of the foreign-born population, employment rates, geographic concentrations and more. The U.S. immigrant population of 40.4 million in 2011 is the world’s largest immigrant population.

 

The data article in the Migration Information Source, MPI’s online journal, provides data to answer the following questions and more:

  • How many immigrants are in the United States today?
  • What are the historical numbers and shares of immigrants in the United States?
  • How many unauthorized immigrants are here? Where are they from?
  • What percentage of the immigrant population is college educated?
  • How many immigrants work in the labor force?
  • What kinds of jobs do they have?
  • What is the unemployment rate among immigrants?
  • Which states and counties have the largest and fastest-growing foreign-born populations?
  • Which states have the highest/lowest percentages of Mexican-born immigrants?
  • How many of the foreign born came as refugees and asylees?

 

The Spotlight draws on data from MPI, the Census Bureau’s 2011 American Community Survey (ACS) and decennial Census, the Department of Homeland Security, the State Department and Mexico’s National Institute of Statistics, Geography and Information Technology.

 

The complete article can be found online at: http://my.migrationpolicy.org/salsa/track.jsp?v=2&c=7TwGVL8a5aoscMZQ%2BMRJG9lxoRE07hzO

 

MPI’s Data Hub offers significant current and historical demographic, educational, workforce, linguistic, and income and poverty data on immigrants nationally and by state. To access the data by state, visit: www.migrationinformation.org/DataHub/acscensus.cfm.

 

[Source: Migration Information Source]

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Aug 09 2012

Free topical journal articles from Policy Press and its blog article

Each month Policy Press offers a free topical article available from each of their four journals. The articles free for the month of August are:

1.    Welcome relief or indecent subsidy? The implications of wage top-up scheme - Policy &  Politics (July 2012)

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2.    What do we know and how well do we know it? Identifying practice-based insights in education - Evidence & Policy (May 2012)

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3.    Beyond CV building: the communal benefits of student volunteering - Voluntary Sector Review (July 2012)

4.    What is commitment? Women’s accounts of intimate attachment - Families, Relationships & Societies (June 2012)

5.    Serving the public or delivering public services? Religion and social welfare in the new British social policy landscape - Journal of Poverty & Social Justice (February 2012)

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You can also read and comment on this article on the blog of Policy Press:

After the Olympics frenzy, will London’s East End return to its former poverty?  - Poverty and Inequality (August 3, 2012)

 

[Source: The Policy Press]

 

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May 17 2012

Latest articles published in Foreign Policy

  1. Why Do They Hate Us?
  2. The Most Powerful Women You’ve Never Heard Of
  3. Think Again: Al Qaeda
  4. 5 Reasons Obama Will Win in November
  5. The Worst Places to Be a Woman
  6. 5 Reasons a Sarkozy Loss Will Be a Disaster
  7. The New al Qaeda Franchises
  8. Citizen Chen
  9. Hi, I Killed Osama bin Laden and I Approve This Message
  10. The Dumb Idea Hall of Fame
  11. 9 Ways of Looking at Chen
  12. May Day Madness
[Source: Foreign Policy,  23th April- 2nd May , 2012]

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Apr 25 2012

Latest articles published in Foreign Policy

  1. Patriot Games
  2. Any Given Friday
  3. He’s Not Alone
  4. Afghanistan the Beautiful
  5. The Pickers of Dandora
  6. The Arab Spring’s Best Photos

[Source: Foreign Policy, 16th - 19th April, 2012]

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Apr 11 2012

Latest Resources from Migration Informatio​n Source - April 3, 2012

  1. Frequently Requested Statistics on Immigrants and Immigration in the United States
  2. Interested in information on annual naturalization trends, illegal immigration, the geographical distribution of immigrants in the United States, current and historical shares, and a host of other topics? MPI’s Jeanne Batalova and Alicia Lee have assembled the latest, most interesting data on immigrants and immigration into one easy-to-use resource.

  3. Rapid Growth in Singapore’s Immigrant Population Brings Policy Challenges
  4. Over the past decade, Singapore’s multicultural yet nationalist society has experienced substantial inflows of Asian and Western professionals, low-skilled migrants from across Southeast Asia, and new immigrants from nontraditional sending countries. This, coupled with increasingly permanent emigration of educated and skilled Singaporeans, has presented the city-state with complex challenges related to migration policymaking.

[Source: Migration Policy Institute]

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