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Surveying Human Vulnerabilities across the Life Course

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Book Series: Life Course Research and Social Policies ISSN: 2211-7776 ISBN: 9783319241555 9783319241579 Year: Volume: 3 Pages: 242 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-24157-9 Language: English
Publisher: Springer
Subject: Sociology
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This open access book details tools and procedures for data collections of hard-to-reach, hard-to-survey populations. Inside, readers will discover first-hand insights from experts who share their successes as well as their failures in their attempts to identify and measure human vulnerabilities across the life course. Coverage first provides an introduction on studying vulnerabilities based on the Total Error Survey framework. Next, the authors present concrete examples on how to survey such populations as the elderly, migrants, widows and widowers, couples facing breast cancer, employees and job seekers, displaced workers, and teenagers during their transition to adulthood. In addition, one essay discusses the rationale for the use of life history calendars in studying social and psychological vulnerability while another records the difficulty the authors faced when trying to set-up an online social network to collect relevant data. Overall, this book demonstrates the importance to have, from the very beginning, a dialogue between specialists of survey methods and the researchers working on social dynamics across the life span. It will serve as an indispensable resource for social scientists interested in gathering and analyzing data on vulnerable individuals and populations in order to construct longitudinal data bases and properly target social policies.

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Debating Humanity

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ISBN: 9781107129337 9781316416303 Year: DOI: 10.1017/9781316416303 Language: English
Publisher: Cambridge University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100739
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The question 'what is a human being?' remains one of the most vexing intellectual tasks. Debating Humanity reconstructs how contemporary sociologists and philosophers – among others, Arendt, Taylor, Archer and Boltanski – understand the key anthropological skills that define our shared membership to the human species.

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Sociology --- Philosophy --- Sociology

Adult and Continuing Education in Norway

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Book Series: Länderporträts ISBN: 9783763955923 Year: DOI: 10.3278/37/0576w Language: English
Publisher: W. Bertelsmann Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101779
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The European arena of lifelong learning offers rich country-specific portfolios of historical trajectories, policy frameworks and practical evidence of adult and continuing education. This book provides an introduction to the case of Norway and outlines the key features of the Norwegian system alongside issues such as political and legal agendas, schemes of participation, provision and financing or trends in professionalization, research areas and transnational linkages. Through the lens of adult and continuing education, the author invites researchers, practitioners, students and persons interested in international-comparative perspectives to a tour d'horizon of the Norwegian lifelong learning landscape.

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Sociology --- Bildungssysteme

Arbeitsmarkt 2030 - Digitalisierung der Arbeitswelt

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Book Series: Series_Title ISBN: N/A Year: Volume: Series_Volume Pages: Pages DOI: 10.3278/6004559w Language: German
Publisher: W. Bertelsmann Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101784
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The analyses and results included in the technical assessment complement the third main study "The German Labour Market in 2030 - Economy and Labour Market in the Digital Age - Forecast 2016" (Original title: Arbeitsmarkt 2030 - Wirtschaft und Arbeitsmarkt im digitalen Zeitalter; Prognose 2016). The authors examine the implications of digitalisation on today's work by means of different individual assessments, taking into account economic, sociological and organisational aspects. Moreover, they provide an overview of existing or planned measures to support digitalisation.

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Sociology --- Bildungsstudie

Arbeitsmarkt 2030 - Wirtschaft und Arbeitsmarkt im digitalen Zeitalter

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ISBN: 9783763957705 Year: DOI: 10.3278/6004556w Language: German
Publisher: W. Bertelsmann Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101783
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"The third long-term forecast by Economix estimates the implications of the recent influx of refugees on the German labour market as well as the qualification structure among the employees. At the same time, it forecasts the opportunities and risks of digitalisation. All analyses come to the conclusion that the integration of refugees into the labour market represents the primary task of the coming five to ten years. Indeed, the immigration of refugees rejuvenates the population. However, it also causes a decline in the qualification structure of labour supply. The authors emphasise both the necessity of extensive and systematic further education programs for all employees as well as the importance of developing educational services for refugees and encouraging them to participate in vocational education. The digitalisation scenario shows considerable increases in growth and employment as a consequence of the use of digital technologies. However, this positive development requires

Bildung in Deutschland 2016

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ISBN: 9783763957422 Year: DOI: 10.3278/6001820ew Language: German
Publisher: W. Bertelsmann Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101780
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"In the long-term observation of the German education system, the authors proceeded to analyse the known indicators of the study. A key topic is the influence of migration experiences on educational biography. Every two years, the report delivers a survey of the German education system and examines framework conditions, such as costs and requirements, educational institutions like nurseries and schools, vocational training and university education, further education at an adult age and educational effects and returns."

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Sociology --- Bildungsstudie

Das Personal in der Weiterbildung

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Book Series: DIE Survey ISBN: 9783763957798 Year: DOI: 10.3278/85/0015w Language: German
Publisher: W. Bertelsmann Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101785
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Who is employed in further education programmes? What are their qualifications? Under which conditions do they work and how satisfied are they with their work? It is the first study to provide representative data on the qualifications, employment situations and working conditions of employees in the adult and further education industry. The data of this two-step personnel survey was collected in 2014. More than 6,000 adult educators from more than 1,800 training institutions participated in the survey. This study serves as a supplement to educational reporting in Germany, which has hitherto rather been focussed on providers, offers and participation. Furthermore, it offers a reliable basis for assessments regarding the professionalisation of adult and further education. Moreover, the collected data may be used for further research.

Weltweit und virtuell - Praxisbeispiele aus dem digitalen Hochschulmarketing

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Book Series: Schriftenreihe Hochschulmarketing ISBN: 9783763957507 Year: DOI: 10.3278/6004519w Language: German
Publisher: W. Bertelsmann Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101782
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"The study presents examples of good practice in the use of digital tools for international university marketing. This includes websites, apps, social media, webinars, virtual fairs, digital learning and teaching formats and a customer relationship management system. The presented projects from Germany and other countries in Europe offer innovative models and recommended actions that universities can adapt for their own international marketing."

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Sociology --- Studierende

Islam in a Post-Secular Society

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Book Series: Studies in Critical Social Sciences ISBN: 9789004325357 Year: Volume: 98 Pages: 356 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_627438 Language: English
Publisher: Brill Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100604
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Islam in the Post-Secular Society: Religion, Secularity and the Antagonism of Recalcitrant Faith critically examines the unique challenges facing Muslims in Europe and North America. From the philosophical perspective of the Frankfurt School’s critical theory, this book attempts not only to diagnose the current problems stemming from a marginalization of Islam in the secular West, but also to offer a proposal for a Habermasian discourse between the religious and the secular. By highlighting historical examples of Islamic and western rapprochement, and rejecting the ‘clash of civilization’ thesis, the author attempts to find a ‘common language’ between the religious and the secular, which can serve as a vehicle for a future reconciliation.

Cohabitation and Marriage in the Americas: Geo-historical Legacies and New Trends

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ISBN: 9783319314402 9783319314426 Year: Pages: 291 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-31442-6 Language: English
Publisher: Springer Grant: FP7 Ideas: European Research Council - 240978
Subject: Economics --- Gender Studies
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This open access book presents an innovative study of the rise of unmarried cohabitation in the Americas, from Canada to Argentina. Using an extensive sample of individual census data for nearly all countries on the continent, it offers a cross-national, comparative view of this recent demographic trend and its impact on the family. The book offers a tour of the historical legacies and regional heterogeneity in unmarried cohabitation, covering: Canada, the United States, Mexico, Central America, Colombia, the Andean region, Brazil, and the Southern Cone. It also explores the diverse meanings of cohabitation from a cross-national perspective and examines the theoretical implications of recent developments on family change in the Americas. The book uses data from the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series, International (IPUMS), a project dedicated to collecting and distributing census data from around the world. This large sample size enables an empirical testing of one of the currently most powerful explanatory frameworks for changes in family formation around the world, the theory of the Second Demographic Transition. With its unique geographical scope, this book will provide researchers with a new understanding into the spectacular rise in premarital cohabitation in the Americas, which has become one of the most salient trends in partnership formation in the region.

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sociology --- family --- demography

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