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This book provides a comprehensive examination of the physical and mental health challenges facing workers today, focusing particularly on the social, technological, and political consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. Delving into core perceptions of work culture, chapters also map out ways of thinking about wellbeing at work in the future to make workplaces healthier and more productive.

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Understanding Health Systems and Welfare explores the ways in which we understand health care systems and recommends how individuals, health care providers and society as a whole can best use the resources within the systems for maximum benefit. In this enlightening book, Bent Greve examines health care systems from a multitude of perspectives, considering factors such as demographic changes, the steering of health care systems, the value of preventative measures and the challenges and opportunities presented by technological developments.

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A Brief Guide

This incisive brief guide critically examines the role of medical diagnoses in social life, shining light on both health and disease. Annemarie Goldstein Jutel shows that diagnosis is not simply the labelling of natural disease, but rather is an agreement about what counts as sickness, with far-reaching social consequences.

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Anti-Ageist Theory and Practice

In this insightful book, Neil Thompson and Gerry R. Cox highlight the detrimental effects and pervasiveness of ageist stereotypes, structures and practices. Stressing the importance of dignity in later-life care, they provide a well-informed basis for understanding the complexities of ageing and challenging ageist assumptions.

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Innovation, Technology and the Changing World of Work

This insightful book examines the evolving landscape of work in the context of rapidly developing information and communication technology and Artificial Intelligence. It argues that while in the twentieth century there was a standardisation of work style, the twenty-first century is seeing the creation of ever more flexible forms of work, epitomised by the rise of the gig economy.

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The Handbook on Public Policy and Food Security provides multi-disciplinary insight into food security analysis across the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As food security is an essential outcome and a part of sustainable and healthy food systems, this Handbook addresses the urgent need to provide a comprehensive overview of the field’s current developments.

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An Interdisciplinary Path to a Better Future

This is an open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 License. It is free to read, download and share on Elgaronline.com. This thought-provoking book provides a detailed exploration of work–life balance, considering the perspectives of specific groups such as parents, academics, the self-employed, and migrants. Moreover, it sheds more light on the dynamics of self-care, childcare as well as informal care. Collaborative and interdisciplinary in its approach, featuring researchers ranging from quantitative to interpretative scholars, it highlights the importance of a sustainable work–life balance and the instruments needed to improve this.

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Foreword by Alan Walker, Professor of Social Policy and Social Gerontology, University of Sheffield, UK Written by a global collective of scholars from a wide variety of backgrounds, including health studies, psychology and economics as well as social policy and gerontology, this timely Research Agenda highlights the challenges and opportunities of rising longevity and population ageing for social policy providing clear directions for future research.

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This unique and forward-thinking book explores how we understand needs in relation to the welfare state and to what extent we can, if at all, measure need.

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An International Comparison

Taking a novel approach to child support policy analysis, Single Parents and Child Support Systems locates the transfer of payments between separated parents within a wider social policy ecosystem and compares the political, institutional and administrative dimensions of child support policy enactment across the globe.

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