Evolving Households

The Imprint of Technology on Life

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Author: Jeremy Greenwood

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262039230

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

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The transformative effect of technological change on households and culture, seen from a macroeconomic perspective through simple economic models. In Evolving Households, Jeremy Greenwood argues that technological progress has had as significant an effect on households as it had on industry. Taking a macroeconomic perspective, Greenwood develops simple economic models to study such phenomena as the rise in married female labor force participation, changes in fertility rates, the decline in marriage, and increased longevity. These trends represent a dramatic transformation in everyday life, and they were made possible by advancements in technology. Greenwood also addresses how technological progress can cause social change. Greenwood shows, for example, how electricity and labor-saving appliances freed women from full-time household drudgery and enabled them to enter the labor market. He explains that fertility dropped when higher wages increased the opportunity cost of having children; he attributes the post–World War II baby boom to a combination of labor-saving household technology and advances in obstetrics and pediatrics. Marriage rates declined when single households became more economically feasible; people could be more discriminating in their choice of a mate. Technological progress also affects social and cultural norms. Innovation in contraception ushered in a sexual revolution. Labor-saving technological progress at home, together with mechanization in industry that led to an increase in the value of brain relative to brawn for jobs, fostered the advancement of women's rights in the workplace. Finally, Greenwood attributes increased longevity to advances in medical technology and rising living standards, and he examines healthcare spending, the development of new drugs, and the growing portion of life now spent in retirement.

Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series: Understanding Generalist Practice

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Author: Karen K. Kirst-Ashman,Grafton H. Hull

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285748026

Category: Social Science

Page: 696

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Organized around the authors' coherent and cohesive Generalist Intervention Model, this introductory guide to generalist social work practice gives students the knowledge and skills they need to work with individuals and families, as well as the foundation to work with groups, communities, and organizations. Updated to reflect current topics and practice, the book focuses on micro levels of social work practice while also discussing the interrelationship between the micro, mezzo, and macro levels. Part of the BROOKS/COLE EMPOWERMENT SERIES, UNDERSTANDING GENERALIST PRACTICE, 7th Edition, clearly identifies content related to the latest Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) with icons throughout the text. New learning objectives, which are correlated to chapter headings and summaries, guide students' reading and reinforce their understanding. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Internationale Wirtschaft

Theorie und Politik der Außenwirtschaft

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Author: Paul R. Krugman,Maurice Obstfeld

Publisher: Pearson Deutschland GmbH

ISBN: 9783827373618

Category: International economic relations

Page: 911

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Makroökonomie

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Author: Olivier Blanchard,Gerhard Illing

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783868941913

Category:

Page: 912

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Mikroökonomie

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Author: Robert S. Pindyck,Daniel L. Rubinfeld

Publisher: Pearson Deutschland GmbH

ISBN: 9783827372826

Category: Microeconomics

Page: 959

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Sociology

A Down-to-earth Approach

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Author: James M. Henslin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 672

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The great transformation

politische und ökonomische Ursprünge von Gesellschaften und Wirtschaftssystemen

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Author: Karl Polanyi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Economic history

Page: 378

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Selling rights

Rechte vermarkten

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Author: Lynette Owen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783930120062

Category:

Page: 262

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The Publisher

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Publishers and publishing

Page: N.A

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Operations Research

Einführung

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Author: Frederick S. Hillier,Gerald J. Liebermann

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3486792083

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 868

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Aus dem Vorwort der Autoren: “ bereits in früheren Auflagen sind uns auch bei dieser Auflage der Motivationscharakter und die Einfachheit der Ausführungen wichtiger als exakte Beweise und technische Freiheiten. Wir glauben, dass die vorliegende Auflage für den praxisorientierten Studenten, auch ohne große mathematische Kenntnisse, attraktiver und besser lesbar geworden ist. Dennoch sind wir der Meinung, dass die Theorie der Operations Research nur von der mathematischen Seite her wirklich verstanden und gewürdigt werden kann. Es ist daher auch die fünfte Auflage nach wie vor an den gleichen Leserkreis wie die früheren Auflagen gerichtet, an die Studenten verschiedenster Fachrichtungen (Ingenieurswesen, Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften sowie mathematische Wissenschaften), die sich manchmal angesichts des riesigen Wortschwalls ihrer Studiengebiete nach einem bißchen mathematischer Klarheit sehnen. Die einzelnen Kapitel lassen sich auf vielfältige Art und Weise zu Kursen oder zum Selbststudium zusammenstellen, da das Buch sehr flexibel angelegt ist. Teil eins liefert eine Einführung in die Thematik des Operations Research. Teil zwei (über lineare Programmierung) und auch Teil drei (über mathematische Programmierung) lassen sich unabhängig von Teil vier (über stochastische Modelle) durcharbeiten.“

Books in Print

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.