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An Analysis of Contemporary Social Welfare Issues

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ISBN: 9789535127185 9789535127192 9789535141617 Year: Pages: 72 DOI: 10.5772/62677 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Social and Public Welfare
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This book offers a sharp critique and a detailed analysis of some pernicious social welfare problems and the wide-ranging causes and consequences of those complex social issues on individuals, families, and communities. Unemployment, health-care disparities, teenage pregnancy, and intimate partner violence constitute the focus of this work. Based on empirical and historical analyses of primary and secondary data, the book provides a conceptual framework that facilitates the reader's understanding of how those social issues are interrelated. Each chapter offers some clear policy recommendations directed to address those social problems. Written by well-published scholars, this work will be of great interest not only to students majoring in the social and political sciences but also to academics and practitioners active in the field of social welfare, social policy, and social work.

Virtual Learning

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ISBN: 9789535128243 9789535128236 9789535141365 Year: Pages: 184 DOI: 10.5772/62799 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Education
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The first chapter provides an overview of the popular systems for distance learning. In the second chapter, a review of all major social and economic activities in order to improve the system of virtual learning is given. The third chapter deals with the influence of technology in the management of educational institutions. The fourth chapter provides an overview of the graphic communication. The fifth chapter confirms that quality assurance remains an integral and indispensable part of the process of virtual learning. The sixth and seventh chapters are dedicated to health and mutual communication about health problems and causes. The eighth and ninth chapters are dedicated to massive open online courses (MOOC). The tenth chapter refers to the widespread use of virtual reality in industrial environments.

Bioethics - Medical, Ethical and Legal Perspectives

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ISBN: 9789535128472 9789535128489 9789535141266 Year: Pages: 238 DOI: 10.5772/62798 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Medicine (General)
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The main strength of this book is that it examines the challenges facing the field of Bioethics today from medical, ethical and legal perspectives. A critical exchange of ideas from professionals in interdisciplinary fields allows everyone to learn and benefit from the insights gained through others' experiences. Examining, analyzing and understanding these complex medical-ethical-legal issues and cases and how they are resolved will serve as a paradigm for all professionals who will be confronted with these complex bioethical issues now and in the future. The more we face these challenges directly, examine them critically and debate them enthusiastically the more knowledge will be gained and hopefully, we will gain more practical wisdom.

Tourism - From Empirical Research Towards Practical Application

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ISBN: 9789535146629 9789535122814 9789535142027 Year: Pages: 192 DOI: 10.5772/61385 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Economics
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Tourism is that area of activity of contemporary man that touches on various fields of human interest. Representatives of numerous academic disciplines find it intriguing for its exceptionally interdisciplinary character. Conditions for and consequences of the development of tourism are investigated, among others, by economists, geographers, sociologists, experts in culture, anthropologists, management and social policy specialists and even by representatives of some natural sciences. Researchers dealing with tourism need to meet strict methodological requirements, but they get access to a very interesting subject of scientific inquiry, which combines social, cultural, economic and environmental aspects to create an ontologically new quality offering epistemological challenges.

Entrepreneurship - Practice-Oriented Perspectives

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ISBN: 9789535127604 9789535127611 9789535141563 Year: Pages: 186 DOI: 10.5772/62694 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Business and Management
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Entrepreneurship has been seen as a phenomenon allowing economic development, job creation, increased productivity and innovation, but many studies do not include the causes of these events. Consequently, the objective of this book is to fill this gap by combining several studies from more practice-oriented perspectives. The various chapters presented here follow several approaches which researchers explore in different contexts and link to specific experiences in entrepreneurship. This book intends to contribute to better understanding of the phenomenon of entrepreneurship and innovation, and to show how these business practices can stimulate economic development in various countries and regions worldwide.

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