The Oxford Handbook of Refugee and Forced Migration Studies

Several studies of post-return adjustments have problematized the idea of 'homecoming', given that people return to their country of origin but not necessarily to the communities they were displaced from. Hammond (2004)'s study of ...

Author: Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191645877

Category: Political Science

Page: 800

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Refugee and Forced Migration Studies has grown from being a concern of a relatively small number of scholars and policy researchers in the 1980s to a global field of interest with thousands of students worldwide studying displacement either from traditional disciplinary perspectives or as a core component of newer programmes across the Humanities and Social and Political Sciences. Today the field encompasses both rigorous academic research which may or may not ultimately inform policy and practice, as well as action-research focused on advocating in favour of refugees' needs and rights. This authoritative Handbook critically evaluates the birth and development of Refugee and Forced Migration Studies, and analyses the key contemporary and future challenges faced by academics and practitioners working with and for forcibly displaced populations around the world. The 52 state-of-the-art chapters, written by leading academics, practitioners, and policymakers working in universities, research centres, think tanks, NGOs and international organizations, provide a comprehensive and cutting-edge overview of the key intellectual, political, social and institutional challenges arising from mass displacement in the world today. The chapters vividly illustrate the vibrant and engaging debates that characterize this rapidly expanding field of research and practice.

Routledge Handbook of Immigration and Refugee Studies

One of the major challenges in the study of all return migration is finding robust data that can generate reliable estimates and it generally depends upon specially designed surveys. International forms of temporary migration It is in ...

Author: Anna Triandafyllidou

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317638773

Category: Social Science

Page: 414

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The Routledge Handbook of Immigration and Refugee Studies offers a comprehensive and unique study of the multi-disciplinary field of international migration and asylum studies. Utilising contemporary information and analysis, this innovative Handbook provides an in depth examination of legal migration management in the labour market and its affect upon families in relation to wider issues of migrant integration and citizenship. With a comprehensive collection of essays written by leading contributors from a broad range of disciplines including sociology of migration, human geography, legal studies, political sciences and economics, the Handbook is a truly multi-disciplinary book approaching the critical questions of: Migration and the labour market Integration and citizenship Migration, families and welfare Irregular migration smuggling and trafficking in human beings asylum and forced migration. Organised into short thematic and geographical chapters the Routledge Handbook of Immigration and Refugee Studies provides a concise overview on the different topics and world regions, as well as useful guidance for both the starting and the more experienced reader. The Handbook’s expansive content and illustrative style will appeal to both students and professionals studying in the field of migration and international organisations.

Handbook of the Economics of Education

The return to an overeducated year is significantly and substantially lower than the return to a required year of education, suggesting that it is indeed worthwhile to break completed education down. Many studies have replicated Duncan ...

Author: Eric Alan Hanushek

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780444534446

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 690

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The editors combine recent data with new methodologies to examine questions from diverse perspectives. School choice and school competition, educator incentives, the college premium, and other considerations help make sense of the investments and returns associated with education.

Handbook of Longitudinal Research Methods in Organisation and Business Studies

Return on Investment Management scholars and educators are intrinsically concerned with garnering insights that contribute to ... this study has illustrated the success of the ivey-Jfdi Research Program. assessing the performance of the ...

Author: Melanie E. Hassett

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9780857936790

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

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This Handbook is a very timely contribution to organization and business studies. Most calls for longitudinal research are made in sections of published work that deal with limitations of the study or suggestions for further research. This book places longitudinal research methods at center stage. With its practical, hands-on approach it guides us how to design a longitudinal study in and around organizations whether qualitative or quantitative and how to implement it. I warmly recommend this Handbook to ambitious senior and junior researchers. It makes the commonly presented excuses for not undertaking longitudinal research completely redundant. Rebecca Piekkari, Aalto University, School of Business in Helsinki, Finland This is a very timely book that fills an important gap in the field of research methods. So far very little attention has been paid to longitudinal research methods, while the usefulness of this type of research has often been discussed in many papers and conferences. Insights provided by scholars who have been doing this type of research provide useful guidelines for anyone interested in research methods from senior scholars to young researchers and PhD candidates. This volume will serve as an excellent complement to the existing range of books on research methods. Pervez Ghauri, Kings College London, UK This innovative Handbook demonstrates that there is no single best approach to conducting longitudinal studies. At their best, longitudinal research designs yield rich, contextualised, multilevel and deep understanding of the studied phenomenon. The lack of resources in terms of time, funding and people can pose a serious challenge to conducting longitudinal research. This book tackles many of these challenges and discusses the role of longitudinal research programmes in overcoming such obstacles. This book shows how longitudinal research methods enable the understanding of dynamics, mechanisms, causalities and interrelationships of organizational and business concepts in context and in relation to time. It discusses the richness and versatility of longitudinal research and offers, to students and experienced scholars alike, numerous viewpoints, reflections and personal accounts about conducting longitudinal research, from planning and fieldwork to reporting and managing of research projects.

Handbook of Feminist Family Studies

The primary aim of our original study, which began in 1998,was to examine how both the transition to parenthood and the return of mothers to paid employment within 6 months of their child's birth affected the psychological well-being ...

Author: Sally A. Lloyd

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412960823

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 403

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The Handbook of Feminist Family Studiespresents the important theories, methodologies, and practices in feminist family studies. The editors showcase feminist family scholarship, providing both a retrospective and a prospective overview of the field andcreating a scholarly forum for interpretation and dissemination of feminist work.

Handbook of Cancer Survivorship

Most studies did not find an association, while only one study reported a negative relation between increasing age and return to work. The results did not seem to be biased toward a younger group of workers with a relatively good ...

Author: Michael Feuerstein

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387345628

Category: Medical

Page: 504

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Not long ago, a cancer diagnosis was regarded as an automatic death sentence; today there are ten million survivors. Equally impressive is the growing number of clinicians and researchers dedicated to improving the quality of survivors’ lives and care. Yet despite this encouraging picture, there has never been a reliable central source for relevant clinical information — until now. This book, written by a cancer survivor and sixty other top scientist-practitioners, responds to the diverse needs of survivors and their support communities by comprehensively addressing the major issues in the field, from the burden of survivorship to secondary prevention.

Handbook of Modern Accounting

The purpose of profitability evaluation is to assess the probability distribution of returns associated with a ... Two empirical studies investigated the influence of financial statement data on the dividend component of the return ...

Author: Sidney Davidson


ISBN: UOM:35128000219814

Category: Accounting

Page: 1170

View: 407


The Bible Study Handbook

Act 5, the return of Jesus to vanquish evil and death and restore the world to right, is yet to come. Act 5 is the culmination of history and the doorway to an eternity of intimacy with God in the new creation.

Author: Lindsay Olesberg

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830863440

Category: Religion

Page: 253

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This comprehensive guide to Bible study lays a foundation for why we read the Bible, what attitudes and expectations are most helpful as we enter into serious study, and what practices yield the most fruit. You will find everything you need to cultivate your curiosity, hone your attention and mine the applicabilities of whatever passage you find yourself in.

Handbook of Analytical Studies in Islamic Finance and Economics

→Kwan (1998) examines the BHC subsidiaries and suggests that higher risk does not guarantee higher profitability due to the fact that the correlation of returns is low. →Cornett et al. (2002) use accounting information on a sample of ...

Author: Zamir Iqbal

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110585179

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 723

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This handbook offers a unique and original collection of analytical studies in Islamic economics and finance, and constitutes a humble addition to the literature on new economic thinking and global finance. The growing risks stemming from higher debt, slower growth, and limited room for policy maneuver raise concerns about the ability and propensity of modern economies to find effective solutions to chronic problems. It is important to understand the structural roots of inherent imbalance, persistence-in-error patterns, policy and governance failures, as well as moral and ethical failures. Admittedly, finance and economics have their own failures, with abstract theory bearing little relation with the real economy, uncertainties and vicissitudes of economic life. Economic research has certainly become more empirical despite, or perhaps because of, the lack of guidance from theory. The analytics of Islamic economics and finance may not differ from standard frameworks, methods, and techniques used in conventional economics, but may offer new perspectives on the making of financial crises, nature of credit cycles, roots of financial system instability, and determinants of income disparities. The focus is placed on the logical coherence of Islamic economics and finance, properties of Islamic capital markets, workings of Islamic banking, pricing of Islamic financial instruments, and limits of debt financing, fiscal stimulus and conventional monetary policies, inter alia. Readers with investment, regulatory, and academic interests will find the body of analytical evidence to span many areas of economic inquiry, refuting thereby the false argument that given its religious tenets, Islamic economics is intrinsically narrative, descriptive and not amenable to testable implications. Thus, the handbook may contribute toward a redefinition of a dismal science in search for an elusive balance between rationality, ethics and morality, and toward a remodeling of economies based on risk sharing and prosperity for all humanity

Routledge Handbook of Diaspora Studies

Therefore, diasporic migration, and especially diasporic return, differs somehow from other kinds of return migration, because it can occur several generations after the initial scattering from the homeland (which itself evolves not ...

Author: Robin Cohen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351805490

Category: Social Science

Page: 364

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The word ‘diaspora’ has leapt from its previously confined use – mainly concerned with the dispersion of Jews, Greeks, Armenians and Africans away from their natal homelands – to cover the cases of many other ethnic groups, nationalities and religions. But this ‘horizontal’ scattering of the word to cover the mobility of many groups to many destinations, has been paralleled also by ‘vertical’ leaps, with the word diaspora being deployed to cover more and more phenomena and serve more and more objectives of different actors. With sections on ‘debating the concept’, ‘complexity’, ‘home and home-making’, ‘connections’ and ‘critiques’, the Routledge Handbook of Diaspora Studies is likely to remain an authoritative reference for some time. Each contribution includes a targeted list of references for further reading. The editors have carefully blended established scholars of diaspora with younger scholars looking at how diasporas are constructed ‘from below’. The adoption of a variety of conceptual perspectives allows for generalization, contrasts and comparisons between cases. In this exciting and authoritative collection over 40 scholars from many countries have explored the evolving use of the concept of diaspora, its possibilities as well as its limitations. This Handbook will be indispensable for students undertaking essays, debates and dissertations in the field.