HC 59 Well Being HC 59

HC 59   Well Being   HC 59
Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Environmental Audit Committee
Publsiher: The Stationery Office
Total Pages: 77
Release: 2014-06-05
ISBN: 0215072855
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

HC 59 Well Being HC 59 Book Excerpt:

The Government's ’Natural Capital Committee', set up to check how far the Government bases its policies on the cost the benefits the UK derives from its natural environment - such as clean air, water, food and recreation - should be put on a permanent statutory footing, the Environmental Audit Committee recommends. The NCC was set up in May 2012 with a three-year remit that ends just before the General Election. It has produced 2 progress reports so far, highlighting gaps in the available data on these factors and calling for a 25-year plan to plug the gaps and start using the information in Government decisions. But the Government has yet to respond in detail to those NCC reports. The environment is just one strand of a wider view of people's well-being, which also addresses people's economic and social circumstances, as well as their view of the satisfaction they get from their lives. In November 2010, the Prime Minister launched a programme to measure well-being to complement economic statistics like ’GDP' in - "measuring our progress as a country". However, more than three years since then, the Committee note, our quality of life is not yet receiving the same attention as those economic metrics. The Committee highlight the links being uncovered in the statistics between people's view of their well-being and their background and circumstances - for example the link between well-being and people's health, marital status or religion. But the MPs warn that the data are not yet sufficiently robust to support a single metric that could encompass well-being and which could be set alongside GDP.

HC 885 A 2010 15 Progress Report

HC 885   A 2010 15 Progress Report
Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Environmental Audit Committee
Publsiher: The Stationery Office
Total Pages: 51
Release: 2015-03-18
ISBN: 0215084160
Category: Environmental policy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

HC 885 A 2010 15 Progress Report Book Excerpt:

HC 215 An Environmental Scorecard

HC 215   An Environmental Scorecard
Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Environmental Audit Committee
Publsiher: The Stationery Office
Total Pages: 61
Release: 2014-09-16
ISBN: 0215078128
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

HC 215 An Environmental Scorecard Book Excerpt:

Emissions of a number of airborne pollutants increased in 2013, after being steady between 2010 and 2012 and in a longer term decline before that. The UK failed to meet targets for nitrogen dioxide pollution in 34 of the 43 zones specified in the EU Ambient Air Quality Directive in 2012, resulting in the European Commission launching infraction proceedings against the UK in February 2014 in regard to 16 zones that would not be compliant by 2015. The Committee's report recommends an overarching Environmental Strategy be implemented, to set out strategic principles and good practices; facilitate discussion between central and local government and identify how they can work together and with the wider community; encompass clear environmental assessments; identify work required to fill data gaps in assessments; map appropriate policy levers to environmental areas; and set out how environmental and equality considerations will be addressed in policy areas across Government. The report concludes that the Government should set up an independent body-an 'Office for Environmental Responsibility'-to (i) review the Environment Strategy we advocate; (ii) advise Government on appropriate targets; (iii) advise Government on policies, both those in Government programmes and new ones that could be brought forward to support the environment; (iv) advise Government about the adequacy of the resources (in both central and local government) made available for delivering the Strategy; and (v) monitor and publish performance against the Strategy and its targets.

HC 221 Marine Protected Areas

HC 221   Marine Protected Areas
Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Environmental Audit Committee
Publsiher: The Stationery Office
Total Pages: 36
Release: 2014-06-21
ISBN: 021507307X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

HC 221 Marine Protected Areas Book Excerpt:

Marine Conservation Zones can protect our seas from over-fishing and give species and habitats space to recover, ultimately benefiting people whose livelihoods depend on healthy seas. But the Government has been too slow in creating these Zones, and it has failed to get coastal communities and fishermen on board. It is now well over four years since the launch of the programme, yet only 27 of the 127 sites recommended by independent project groups have been designated. Budget reductions at DEFRA mean the Government is currently unable to demonstrate that the Marine Management Organisation - the public body charged with managing the zones - will have the resources needed to manage and enforce the MCZs. The Government must set out a strategy for the management of the 27 MCZs and management plans for individual Zones to demonstrate that they can be enforced. MPs are calling on the Government to bring forward the MCZ programme, so that more Zones are designated in the next phase, due in 2015. Ministers should follow a precautionary principle approach to designating new Zones, according to the Committee, and use the 'best available' data rather than applying the more stringent evidence standards recently introduced by the Government - which require data that is much harder and more expensive to obtain

The Best Books for Academic Libraries Social sciences

The Best Books for Academic Libraries  Social sciences
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Best Books
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2002
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Best Books for Academic Libraries Social sciences Book Excerpt:

Books recommended for undergraduate and college libraries listed by Library of Congress Classification Numbers.

An Introduction to Primary Physical Education

An Introduction to Primary Physical Education
Author: Gerald Griggs,Vicky Randall
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 334
Release: 2022-02-08
ISBN: 1000529126
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to Primary Physical Education Book Excerpt:

Now in a fully revised and fully updated new edition, this comprehensive introduction to the teaching of Physical Education in primary schools is still the only textbook to cover the full sweep of the subject, from policy and curriculum developments to best practice and current debates. Written exclusively by primary Physical Education specialists, with primary school teaching experience, the book highlights the importance of Physical Education in the primary curriculum and the key issues facing primary teachers today, such as inclusion, training needs and the development of creativity. Central to the book are core chapters that examine each functional area common to many primary Physical Education syllabi – including games, dance, gymnastics, athletics and outdoor learning – and give clear, practical guidance on how to teach each topic. This new edition includes three completely new chapters, covering leadership, stakeholder interest in Physical Education delivery, and how to manage transitions. Rooted throughout in sound theory and the latest evidence and research, this book is essential reading for all students, trainee teachers and qualified teachers looking to understand and develop their professional practice in primary Physical Education.

Culture and Subjective Well Being

Culture and Subjective Well Being
Author: Edward Diener,Eunkook M. Suh
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 364
Release: 2003-01-24
ISBN: 9780262541466
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Culture and Subjective Well Being Book Excerpt:

The question of what constitutes the good life has been pondered for millennia. Yet only in the last decades has the study of well-being become a scientific endeavor. This book is based on the idea that we can empirically study quality of life and make cross-society comparisons of subjective well-being (SWB). A potential problem in studying SWB across societies is that of cultural relativism: if societies have different values, the members of those societies will use different criteria in evaluating the success of their society. By examining, however, such aspects of SWB as whether people believe they are living correctly, whether they enjoy their lives, and whether others important to them believe they are living well, SWB can represent the degree to which people in a society are achieving the values they hold dear. The contributors analyze SWB in relation to money, age, gender, democracy, and other factors. Among the interesting findings is that although wealthy nations are on average happier than poor ones, people do not get happier as a wealthy nation grows wealthier.

Trends in the Well being of America s Children and Youth

Trends in the Well being of America s Children and Youth
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2001
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Children
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Trends in the Well being of America s Children and Youth Book Excerpt:

Measuring Functioning and Well being

Measuring Functioning and Well being
Author: Anita L. Stewart
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 449
Release: 1992
ISBN: 9780822312123
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Measuring Functioning and Well being Book Excerpt:

Measuring Functioning and Well-Being is a comprehensive account a broad range of self-reported functioning and well-being measures developed for the Medical Outcomes Study, a large-sale study of how patients fare with health care in the United States. This book provides a set of ready-to-use generic measures that are applicable to all adults, including those well and chronically ill, as well as a methodological guide to collecting health data and constructing health measures. As demand increases for more practical methods to monitor the outcomes of health care, this volume offers a timely and valuable contribution to the field. The contributors address conceptual and methodological issues involved in measuring such important health status concepts as: physical, social, and role functioning; psychological distress and well-being; general health perceptions; energy and fatigue; sleep; and pain. The authors present psychometric results and explain how to administer, score, and interpret the measures. Comprising the work of a number of highly respected scholars in the field of health asessment, Measuring Functioning and Well-Being will be of great interest and value to the growing number of researchers, policymakers, and clinicians concerned with the management and evaluation of health care.

HC 858 Local Nature Partnerships

HC 858   Local Nature Partnerships
Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Environmental Audit Committee
Publsiher: The Stationery Office
Total Pages: 16
Release: 2015-03-19
ISBN: 0215084306
Category: Environmental economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

HC 858 Local Nature Partnerships Book Excerpt:

Where LNPs have been successful, they have demonstrated the benefits of local engagement, harnessing enthusiasm in finding solutions to local priorities. Where they have not been successful, the solution is not to impose additional tasks but to re-energise the unfocussed local commitment. Many LNPs are starved of funding and resources, meaning much of the good work in getting them up and running, is being undone. The whole country-urban as well as rural-need the natural environment protections that LNPs can provide. Rather than leave under-performing LNPs to wither away, the next Government should urgently review LNPs and their funding, and re-energise the initiative.

The Stigma of Mental Illness

The Stigma of Mental Illness
Author: Keith Dobson,Heather Stuart
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2021-12-07
ISBN: 0197572596
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Stigma of Mental Illness Book Excerpt:

Stigma is one of the major barriers to care for people with mental health and related disorders. Stigma includes negative beliefs about and hostile perceptions towards others, shame and self-stigma, discriminatory practices in hiring, promotion and recognition of people who suffer from mental health challenges, and structural and organizational policies and processes that result in inequalities for people who have mental health challenges. Stigma has been recognized as a significant factor in the well-being of people with mental health and related problems and can be more debilitating than the direct effects of mental health problems themselves. The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) was established to conduct policy reviews and to promote initiatives related to mental health. The Opening Minds program of the MHCC is the largest systematic effort in Canadian history to reduce stigma related to mental illnesses. The program has adopted the systematic development, evaluation and deployment of targeted programs based on theories of change, best practices and available research evidence as a model for stigma reduction. The Stigma of Mental Illness is an important vehicle to communicate conceptual issues in the field of stigma reduction, to document the work done to date within the MHCC Opening Minds program, and to offer practical strategies to broaden the scope and utility of the work for different contexts, cultures, and countries. This volume will be a global interest, given the growing importance of stigma reduction related to mental disorders and related problems.

Extravagant Postcolonialism

Extravagant Postcolonialism
Author: Brian T. May
Publsiher: Univ of South Carolina Press
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2014-11-03
ISBN: 1611173809
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Extravagant Postcolonialism Book Excerpt:

Brian T. May argues that, contrary to widely held assumptions of postcolonial literary criticism, a distinctive subset of postcolonial novels significantly values and scrupulously explores a healthy individuality. These “extravagant” postcolonial works focus less on collective social reality than on the intimate subjectivity of their characters. Their authors, most of whom received some portion of a canonical western education, do not subordinate the ambitions of their fiction to explicit political causes, but they do create a cosmopolitan rhetorical focus suitable to their well-educated, “western trained,” audiences. May pursues this argument by scrutinizing novels composed during the thirty-year post-independence postcolonial era of Anglophone fiction, a period that began with the Nigerian Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart and that ended, many would say, with the Ayatollah Khomeini’s 1989 publication of the Rushdie Fatwa. He contends that the postcolonial authors under consideration—Naipaul, Rushdie, Achebe, Rhys, Gordimer, and Coetzee—inherited modernism and refashioned it. His account of their work demonstrates how it reflects and transfigures modernists such as Conrad, Eliot, Yeats, Proust, Joyce and Beckett. Tracing the influence of humanistic virtues and the ethical and aesthetic significance of individualism, May demonstrates that these works of “extravagant postcolonialism” are less postcolonial than they are a continuation and evolution of modernism.

Title List of Documents Made Publicly Available

Title List of Documents Made Publicly Available
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1996
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Nuclear power plants
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Title List of Documents Made Publicly Available Book Excerpt:

Transforming Engagement Happiness and Well Being

Transforming Engagement  Happiness and Well Being
Author: William Scott-Jackson,Andrew Mayo
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 255
Release: 2017-08-01
ISBN: 3319561456
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transforming Engagement Happiness and Well Being Book Excerpt:

This book aims to help leaders maximise the engagement of employees and citizens by exploring the impact of a process of active enthusiasm (PACE). Engagement of employees has long been recognised as a key factor for organisational and national success. Yet, worldwide, engagement levels languish at only 25%. Providing a practical model, developed from in-depth global research, the authors show that engagement is continuous and cannot be assessed by annual surveys. Instead it demonstrates that it is specific to individuals and will only increase if employee perceptions are improved. Readers will discover how the PACE process model can be used to maximise employee engagement through the modification of primary causal factors, and consequently generate direct outputs such as increased productivity and reduced absenteeism. Transforming Engagement and Wellbeing provides an invaluable set of tools to help leaders enthuse their people and to improve individuals’ optimism and propensity for engagement, making it essential reading for academics interested in human resource management, as well as managers, leaders and policy-makers.

Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics Volume 29 2009

Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics  Volume 29  2009
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2009-11-01
ISBN: 9780826105127
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics Volume 29 2009 Book Excerpt:

It is increasingly recognized that an individual's experience of old age is fundamentally influenced by their earlier life experiences. This volume of the Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics begins with an overview of the theoretical underpinnings of both the Life Span and the Life Course perspectives on health disparities in aging populations, examining them in the context of a changing structure of society. This volume focuses on morbidities in general as well as specific morbidities such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and hypertension, giving special attention to life-time influences on cognition and functional abilities. Finally, this new volume addresses broader policy issues with relation to Life Span and Life Course perspectives on aging. Key Features: Addresses an important topic of increasing relevance. Addresses the issue of disparities from genes to geography Presents traditional and emerging scientific perspectives

A Quarter century of Normalization and Social Role Valorization

A Quarter century of Normalization and Social Role Valorization
Author: Robert John Flynn,Raymond A. Lemay
Publsiher: University of Ottawa Press
Total Pages: 571
Release: 1999
ISBN: 0776604856
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Quarter century of Normalization and Social Role Valorization Book Excerpt:

During the late 1960s, Normalization and Social Role Valorization (SRV) enabled the widespread emergence of community residential options and then provided the philosophical climate within which educational integration, supported employment, and community participation were able to take firm root. This book is unique in tracing the evolution and impact of Normalization and SRV over the last quarter-century, with many of the chapter authors personally involved in a still-evolving international movement.

Health Coping and Well being

Health  Coping  and Well being
Author: Bram P. Buunk,Frederick X. Gibbons,A. Buunk
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 460
Release: 2013-05-13
ISBN: 1134793103
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Health Coping and Well being Book Excerpt:

Over the past decades, the field of health psychology has witnessed a tremendous growth, and social psychologists have contributed substantially to the theoretical foundation of this field. Their research has focused on a wide variety of health-relevant topics such as how individuals decide to respond to threats to their health and well-being, how and why they change their behavior to avoid such threats, and especially, how they adjust to or cope with the risk of threatening disease and with the diseases themselves. As diverse as this literature may be, however, there does appear to be a common theme throughout much of it--the observation that comparison of oneself and one's health status and coping efforts with others is an integral part of the coping process. Consequently, social comparison theory is increasingly becoming recognized as a fruitful framework for illuminating health related issues. A still expanding literature is exploring the role of social comparisons with respect to coping with a wide range of health problems, including cancer, physical decline among the aged, rheumatoid arthritis, AIDS, stress at work and occupational burnout, and eating disorders. Social comparison theory has augmented knowledge about the ways in which people cope with stressful events, and thus has contributed significantly to it. At a more basic level, research in this applied context has made significant contributions to the development of social comparison theory itself. The present volume presents an overview of the various ways in which social comparison theory has been applied to issues related to health, coping, and well-being, and also points out how these applications have contributed to our insight into the way humans employ social comparison information. Given the attention paid to theoretical and applied issues, this volume will appeal to a wide audience, including social and health psychologists, as well as therapists, physicians, clinicians, medical sociologists, nurses, and those involved in the growing field of nursing research.

City of Well being

City of Well being
Author: Hugh Barton
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2016-11-10
ISBN: 1315438674
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

City of Well being Book Excerpt:

Work, income and spatial policy -- Housing and living conditions -- Movement and accessibility -- 9. CLIMATE CHANGE AND SETTLEMENT PLANNING -- The threat of climate change -- Greenhouse gases, energy and planning -- Sustainable energy strategy -- Conclusion: human ecology -- 10. THE LOCAL ECOLOGY OF CITIES -- Ecological resilience -- Green infrastructure -- Air quality, health and planning -- Sustainable urban water systems -- Biodiversity -- Local food production -- IV NAVIGATION: a route map for healthy planning -- Criteria for judging healthy urban policy

Refugees and Migrants in Law and Policy

Refugees and Migrants in Law and Policy
Author: Helmut Kury,Sławomir Redo
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 913
Release: 2018-05-31
ISBN: 3319721593
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Refugees and Migrants in Law and Policy Book Excerpt:

Refugees and migration are not a new story in the history of humankind, but in the last few years, against a backdrop of huge numbers of migrants, especially from war-torn countries, they have again been a topic of intensive and contentious discussion in politics, the media and scientific publications. Two United Nations framework declarations on the sustainable development goals and on refugees and migrants adopted in 2016 have prompted the editors – who have a background in international criminology – to invite 60 contributors from different countries to contribute their expertise on civic education aspects of the refugee and migrant crisis in the Global North and South. Comprising 35 articles, this book presents an overview of the interdisciplinary issues involved in irregular migration around the world. It is intended for educationists, educators, diplomats, those working in mass media, decision-makers, criminologists and other specialists faced with questions involving refugees and migrants as well as those interested in improving the prospects of orderly, safe, regular and responsible migration in the context of promoting peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development. Rather than a timeline for migration policies based on “now”, with states focusing on “stopping migration now”, “sending back migrants now” or “bringing in technicians or low-skilled migrant workers now”, there should be a long-term strategy for multicultural integration and economic assimilation. This book, prefaced by François Crépeau, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, and William Lacy Swing, Director-General of the International Organization for Migration, addresses the question of the rights and responsibilities involved in migration from the academic and practical perspectives of experts in the field of social sciences and welfare, and charts the way forward to 2030 and beyond, and also beyond the paradigm of political correctness.

Inventory of energy research and development 1973 1975

Inventory of energy research and development  1973 1975
Author: Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1976
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Power resources
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Inventory of energy research and development 1973 1975 Book Excerpt: