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Aug 12 2014

Read Highly Cited Articles in Economics, Springer

The much anticipated 2013 impact factors have been released. Please click here to see the list of journals by IF ranking.

Read Influential Articles in Economics:

[Source: Springer http://www.springer.com/ ]

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Aug 01 2014

Free journal articles from Policy Press

Read the following free journal articles for July 2014:

Policy & Politics
Determinants of representation: an empirical assessment of the UK civil service

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Evidence & Policy
Communicating social research findings more effectively: what can we learn from other fields?

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Journal of Poverty & Social Justice
The costs of a child in a low-income household

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Voluntary Sector Review
Revisiting advocacy by non-profit organisations

Families, Relationships & Societies
An ethic of care and sibling care in older age

Critical and Radical Social Work
Radical social work in the frontline: a survival toolkit for the UK

[Source: Policy Press]

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Jun 18 2014

Free journal articles from Policy Press

Read the following free journal articles for June 2014:

 

Policy & Politics

Is everybody happy? The politics and measurement of national wellbeing.

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Evidence & Policy

Does research information meet the needs of stakeholders? Exploring evidence selection in the global management of invasive species.

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Journal of Poverty & Social Justice

Welfare reform, increased conditionality and discretion: jobcentre Plus advisers’ experiences of targets and sanctions.

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Voluntary Sector Review

Entering the lists: What can we learn about the voluntary sector in England from listings produced by local infrastructure bodies?

 

Families, Relationships & Societies

Blinded by neuroscience: social policy, the family and the infant brain.

 

Critical and Radical Social Work
The two souls of social work: exploring the roots of ‘popular social work.

 

[Source: Policy Press] 

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Apr 23 2014

Free journal articles from Policy Press

Read the following free articles for April 2014:

Policy & Politics
Does mobilisation increase family engagement with an early childhood intervention programme? A randomised controlled trial. Read the blog entry about this article on the Policy & Politics blog.

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Evidence & Policy
Plural forms of evidence in public health: tolerating epistemological and methodological diversity

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Journal of Poverty & Social Justice
The contribution of child maintenance payments to the income packages of lone mothers

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Voluntary Sector Review
All content FREE until the end of April.
 

 

Families, Relationships & Societies
All content FREE until the end of April.

 

Critical and Radical Social Work
Courageous ethnographers or agents of the state: challenges for social work

[Source: Policy Press] 

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Dec 28 2013

Free journal articles from Policy Press

Read the following free articles for December 2013:

         HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b3023100

         HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b4161889

         HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b4376299

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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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