Solutions to Social Problems Lessons from Other Societies

ISBN-10: 0205482430
ISBN-13: 9780205482436
Edition: 4th 2007 (Revised)
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List price: $36.20
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/21/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

D. Stanley Eitzen(Ph.D. University of Kansas is professor emeritus in sociology from Colorado State University, where previously he was the John N. Stern Distinguished Professor.nbsp; Among his books areSocial Problems(with Maxine Baca Zinn and Kelly Eitzen Smith)andnbsp;Diversity in Families(with Maxine Baca Zinn and Barbara Wells), both of which received McGuffey Awards from the Text and Academic Authors Association for excellence and longevity over multiple editions. He is also the author and co-author of fourSolutions to Social Problemsvolumes with Allyn  Bacon;nbsp;Paths to Homelessness: Extreme Poverty and the Urban Housing Crisis(with Doug A. Timmer and Kathryn Talley);Sociology of North American Sport(with George H. Sage); andFair and Foul: Rethinking the Myths and Paradoxes of Sport.nbsp; He has served as the president of the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport and as editor ofThe Social Science Journal. nbsp; Maxine Baca Zinnnbsp;(Ph.D. University of Oregon) is Professor Emeritusnbsp;in sociology at Michigan State University. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Oregon Her main research interestsnbsp;are racial inequality, gender, andnbsp;family life. She is the author and co-author of many other books, includingDiversity in Families (with D.nbsp;Stanley Eitzen and Barbara Wells),Social Problems(with D. Stanley Eitzen and Kelly Eitzen Smith),Women of Color in U.S. Society, Gender Through the Prism of Difference,andGlobalization: The Transformation of Social Worlds. In 2000, she received the ASA Jessie Bernard Career Award. nbsp; Kelly Eitzen Smithreceived her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Arizona.nbsp; She is currently the director of the Center for Applied Sociology and a lecturer at the University of Arizona.nbsp; At the Center for Applied Sociology she has conducted research in the areas of day labor, homelessness, poverty, urban housing and neighborhood development. Her sociological interests include gender, family, sexuality, stratification, and social problems.nbsp; She is also the co-author ofExperiencing Poverty(with D.Stanley Eitzen), andSocial Problems(with D. Stanley Eitzen and Maxine Baca Zinn).

Preface
Introduction
The Comparative Approach to Social Problems
U. S. Social Problems in Comparative Perspective
The European Social Model
The Swedish Welfare State
Problems of Inequality
Poverty The United States Context
The State of Welfare at Home and Abroad, Australian Financial Review
Is There Hope for America's Low-Income Children?
Income and Wealth Inequality The United States Context
Inequality: USA vs. Other Industrial Nations, Americans for Democratic Action
Inequality Here and There
The Coming Era of Wealth Taxation
Gender The United States Context
Europe Crawls Ahead
The Position of Women in Norway
Sexual Orientation The United States Context
Social Shift Opens Door to Gay Marriage Plan (Canada)
Gay Rights and European Citizenship
Age The United States Context
As Good As It Gets: What Country Takes the Best Care of its Older Citizens?
We Should Rejoice in an Ageing Society, So Long as We Plan Properly for It,"
Institutional Problems
Families The United States Context
Caring for Our Young: Child Care in Europe and the United States
Support for Working Families: What the United States Can Learn from Europe
Value for Family Tax Dollars: How Does the U. S. Stack Up?
Schools The United States Context
Early Childhood Education and Care: International Perspectives
Denmark: Lessons for American Principals and Teachers?
Globalization and Education: What Students Will Need to Know and Be Able to Do in the Global Village
Work The United States Context
Europe's Work Time Alternatives
Finland Experiments with a Six-Hour Workday: A Family Friendly Policy?
Europeans Just Want to Have Fun
Health Care and Delivery The United States Context
International Health Systems, Physicians for a National Health Program
Health Care Facts, Toronto Health Coalition
Problems of People, Resources, and Place
Cities The United States Context
How LondonFixed It's Traffic Woes
New Lessons from the Old World
Suburbia Stays in the Neighborhood
Environment The United States in Context
Wind Power Picks Up as It Crosses the Atlantic
The $ 6.66-a Gallon-Solution
The European Dream
Individual Deviance
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