Handbook of Quality of Life in the Enlarged European Union

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Jens Alber, Tony Fahey, Chiara Saraceno
Routledge, 2008 - Social Science - 430 pages
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Fertility patterns and aspirations in Europe / Tony Fahey -- Patterns of family living in an enlarged Europe / Chiara Saraceno -- Is there a generational cleavage in Europe? : age-specific perceptions of elderly care and of the pension system / Wolfgang Keck, Agnes Blome -- Family policy patterns in the enlarged EU / Thomas Bahle -- Employment patterns in the enlarged European Union / Jens Alber -- Working conditions and quality of work : a comparison of Eastern and Western Europe / Claire Wallace, Florian Pichler -- Extension through dilution? : European integration, enlargement, and labour institutions / Jelle Visser -- Poverty, deprivation and economic vulnerability in an enlarged EU / Christopher T. Whelan and Bertrand Maitre -- Minimum income policies in old and new member states / Bea Cantillon, Natascha van Mechelen, Bern Schulte -- Housing conditions / Henryk Domanski -- Institutional drivers of housing inequalities in an enlarged Europe / Michelle Norris -- Patterns of sociability in the englarged Europe / Manuela Olagnero and Paola Torrioni -- Feeling left out : patterns of social integration and exclusion / Petra Bohnke -- The perception of group conflicts : different challenges for social cohesion in new and old member states / Jan Delhey and Wolfgang Keck -- Migration and mobility culture : an analysis of mobility intentions / Hubert Krieger -- Where we stand in Europe : citizen perceptions of European country rankings and their influence on subjective well-being / Jan Delhey and Ulrich Kohler -- Assessing the quality of European surveys towards an open method of coordination for survey data / Ulrich Kohler.

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About the author (2008)

Jens Alber is Professor of Sociology at the Free University Berlin and Director of the Unit "Inequality and social integration" at the Social Science Center, Berlin, which chaired the international consortium that analyzed the European Quality of Life Survey. He is the author of numerous books and articles in the field of comparative political sociology.

Tony Fahey is Professor in the Social Policy Research Division in the Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin. He has published extensively on the family, religion, demography, the elderly, housing and various aspects of social policy.

Chiara Saraceno is Full Professor of Sociology at the University of Turin, Italy and Chair of the PhD programme in Comparative Social Research. She has written extensively on family changes and family policies, on poverty and social policies, on gender and women's issues.

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