Where did the pre-COVID world stand on protecting the seniors?
By 2050, the elderly population is expected to reach 2 billion, with 80% living in low- and middle-income countries. In today’s COVID-19 pandemic reality, income and health support for these older adults is a critical concern. What have the world’s countries been doing to ensure that their elderly do not live in poverty? Are there national policies to ensure their health needs are adequately met? How are the countries helping working adults who are responsible for providing caregiving to their elderly parents? In this paper, the globally comparable, quantitative data is used to examine the availability of social security policies relevant to older adults across 193 United Nations member states. These policies include the availability of contributory and non-contributory pensions to ensure that all older adults are guaranteed a minimum level of income. The paper also investigates the availability of health insurance to defray medical expenses in old age. Finally, because many older adults must rely on their working adult children for care, the availability of leave for working adults to care for their elderly family members’ health needs is examined. Throughout the paper, the differences in policy coverage by region and country income level, with particular attention paid to low- and middle-income countries, are analyzed. The recommendations on addressing throughout the world the issues of avoiding aging population to live in poverty and meeting their health needs are formulated.
В: Lohvinau, 2018
Belarusian Yearbook 2018 is a comprehensive analysis of the key developments in the main sectors of the state and society in 2017. The main processes underlying the political agenda in 2017 were the gradual withdrawal from recession amidst favorable terms of foreign trade, settlement of some discrepancies in the relationship with Russia, and conspicuous attempts of the Belarusian authorities to adapt ...
Added: February 15, 2019
Исследование взаимосвязи степени гендерного неравенства и уровня развития региональных социально-экономических систем
, , Женщина в российском обществе 2018 № 4 С. 120-131
At present, scientists and experts believe, that the achievement of gender equality is one of the conditions of modern development efficiency. This conclusion is confirmed by the results of numerous studies. However, the list of investigated factor variables that reflect the impact of gender inequality on the efficiency of national and regional socio-economic systems is limited. Besides, tools of ...
Added: October 15, 2018
, Columbia University Press, 2019
A quarter century after the fall of the Soviet Union, Russia once again looms large over world affairs, from Ukraine to Syria to the 2016 U.S. election. Yet how power works in present-day Russia―how Vladimir Putin came to power and maintains his rule―remains opaque and often misunderstood. In The Putin System, Russian economist and opposition leader ...
Added: November 16, 2020
, , , Journal of Environmental Psychology 2016 Vol. 47 P. 126-135
A Single-Use Carrier Bag Charge (SUCBC) requires bags to be sold for a small fee, instead of free of charge. SUCBCs may produce ‘spillover’ effects, where other pro-environmental attitudes and behaviours could increase or decrease. We investigate the 2011 Welsh SUCBC, and whether spillover occurs in other behaviours and attitudes. Using the Understanding Society Survey ...
Added: October 3, 2018
, , Восток. Афро-Азиатские общества: история и современность 2018 № 1 С. 65-79
In this article, we consider the current developments in the educational systems of the Arab world using quantitative data for the period from 1980 to 2014. Building upon our analysis we can distinguish four major periods of educational expansion in the Arab world between 1980 and 2014: (1) the 1980s – the most substantial expansion, ...
Added: October 13, 2018
, , et al., International Journal of Psychophysiology 2018 Vol. 131 No. S P. 148-148
Ambiguity plays an important role in our everyday cognitive experience. Since the 1980s, the neural bases for the perception of ambiguous information have been investigated but remains poorly understood. In our previous research, an increase of the N400 ERP component was found to be a common response for the perception of two different types of ambiguous stimuli: “canned” verbal jokes and ...
Added: November 1, 2018
GLOBAL CONSTITUTIONALISM AND LEGAL FRAGMENTATION: THE POPULIST BACKSLIDE IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE
, GLOBAL CONSTITUTIONALISM AND LEGAL FRAGMENTATION: THE POPULIST BACKSLIDE IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE / Высшая школа экономики. Series PS "Political Science". 2021. No. WP BRP 78/PS/2021.
Globalisation has provoked a deep transformation in international law, political affairs and governance with contradictory consequences. It has stimulated the cosmopolitan project of global constitutionalism, transnational integration and the unification of democratic standards. However, it also resulted in the fragmentation of international affairs, the deterioration of constitutional democracy and a feeling of a growing shortage ...
Added: April 4, 2021
, Медиум, 2017
Настоящая книга продолжает цикл публикаций общественно-политических и экономических работ Г.А. Явлинского. Издание включает выступления, статьи и иные публикации за период с марта 2013-го по июнь 2017 года. Представленные работы посвящены вопросам внутренней и внешней политики, экономическим проблемам современности и задачам, связанным с реформированием политико-экономической системы России, сложившейся начиная с 1917 года. Книга предназначена как для ...
Added: October 26, 2018
Yoga and exercise for symptoms of depression and anxiety in people with post-stroke disability: A pilot randomised controlled trial
, , , Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine 2012 Vol. 18 No. 3 P. 34-43
CONTEXT: Mood disorders are prevalent in people after stroke, and a disorder's onset can exacerbate stroke-related disabilities. While evidence supports the mental-health benefits of participation in exercise and yoga, it is unknown whether such benefits extend to a population with poststroke hemiparesis. OBJECTIVE: The study investigated whether supplementing exercise with participation in a yoga program would ...
Added: November 1, 2018
М.: Энциклопедия, Инфра-М, 2017
The New Russian Encyclopedia is a fundamental reference publication in 18 volumes that characterizes nature, population, economy, history, science, art, technology and other important aspects. Contains about 60,000 articles, about 30,000 biographies, about 15,000 color illustrations, maps, charts, diagrams, tables. Leaves since 2003. ...
Added: October 31, 2018
, М.: Эксмо, 2017
2nd edition of the first volume of "Capital" by K. Marx, dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the publication. ...
Added: October 5, 2018
Taylor & Francis, 2019
In the aftermath of the Ukraine crises, borders within the wider post-Cold War and post-Soviet context have become a key issue for international relations and public political debate. These borders are frequently viewed in terms of military preparedness and confrontation, but behind armed territorial conflicts there has been a broader shift in the regional balance ...
Added: October 29, 2020
, , RUDN Journal of World History 2019 Vol. 11 No. 4 P. 305-314
This article deals with the evolution of Sino-Myanmar relations in the late 1980s as a result of the Chinese economic expansion. The “8888 Uprising” of August 1988 was suppressed by the military who retook power in the country. Condemning the repressions of the military government, Western countries and Japan sharply reduced aid to Burma. India ...
Added: November 2, 2020
Обзор практики рассмотрения жалоб на решения и предписания управлений Федеральной антимонопольной службы Российской Федерации, поданных в порядке части 6 статьи 23 Федерального закона от 26 июля 2006 г. № 135-ФЗ «О защите конкуренции» за третий квартал 2019 года
, , et al., [б.и.], 2019
The Association of antitrust experts, together with FAS Russia, has prepared a new review of administrative appeal practices for the III quarter of 2019. The document discusses the most relevant positions of the FAS Presidium and appeal commissions, which the Antimonopoly authorities will use when considering similar and comparable cases. ...
Added: February 21, 2020
Критика статистического разума: Основания частотного статистического анализа данных и современные рассуждения о причинности в социальных науках
, Социология: методология, методы, математическое моделирование 2021
В свете текущих дебатов о кризисе воспроизводимости в социальных науках, данная статья обращается к основаниям современной частотной статистики в аспекте установления причинных выводов. Чтобы понять как и для чего статистический анализ данных был введён в научную практику, после краткого введения в сегодняшний этап дискуссии о кризисе воспроизводимости, было описано понимание назначения частотного статистического анализа данных ...
Added: May 1, 2020
Social Indicators Research 2021 P. 1-26
This paper is an empirical study that used econometric techniques to analyze the causal relationship between income inequality and financial disturbances in developed economies. The author used annual data from panels of OECD countries. In this study, income distribution is represented by the share of GDP that accrued to the top 10 percent earners, wage share of GDP, and disposable income Gini Coefficient in annual ...
Added: July 12, 2021
, Вопросы теоретической экономики 2019 № 1 С. 46-58
Notwithstanding plenty of concepts and opportunity to apply modern analysis techniques, within the economic papers and expert reports arguments based on relatively simple static models are commonly used whilst assessing the influence of international trade on welfare. Those models vastly lack features of the dynamic models, which take into account long-term effects of innovations and ...
Added: March 26, 2019
, Бизнес. Общество. Власть 2020 № 36-37 С. 221-252
In modern political science, one can observe the growth of research interest in the issue of sanctions. Increasingly, sanctions measures are viewed not only as an instrument of international politics, but also as a factor capable of influencing specific social groups, voters' preferences, and macroeconomic processes. In the author's past studies, the sanctions were considered as ...
Added: September 17, 2020
Постсоветское пограничье России между Востоком и Западом (анализ политического дискурса). Часть I. Глядя на Запад
, , et al., Полис. Политические исследования 2018 № 3 С. 42-59
The article is devoted to the study of evolution of public perceptions of new Russia's post-Soviet borderzone through the analysis of their representation in Russian press. "Nezavisimaya Gazeta" was chosen as a focus newspaper. The study is based on a database of publications collected through screening of this edition in four periods: 1994-1995, 2000-2003, 2008-2012 ...
Added: October 29, 2020
Лавровский сборник. Материалы XL Средне-азиатско-кавказских чтений 2016 г. Этнология, история, археология, культура.
МАЭ РАН, 2017
This collective work includes results of researches presented in the frames of XL Central Asian and Caucasian Conference named after L.Lavrov in 2016. Authors participated in this collection of articles describe different aspects of traditional and modern ethnography of Central Asian and the Caucasus with particuar attention to worldvision grounds of traditional societies, issues of ...
Added: October 29, 2018
Понимание юмора у здоровых людей и пациентов с психическими заболеваниями: когнитивный и эмоциональный компоненты
, , et al., Вопросы психологии 2018 № 4 С. 92-102
The paper describes the results of a comparative analysis of humor comprehension in healthy people (N=39) and patients with mental disorders (N=31): schizophrenia and schizotypal disorders (N=19) and affective disorders (N=12). A set of seven verbal jokes was administered to the participants individually and followed by in-depth semi-structured interview in order to reveal the levels ...
Added: November 1, 2018
, Вестник Томского государственного университета. Экономика 2020 № 52 С. 7-31
The article examines the implementation of the “regulatory guillotine” reform as a method of state deregulation, reduction of administrative barriers to economic activity, elimination of excessive and outdated mandatory requirements that can cause corruption risks in the interaction of regulatory authorities and business. The main aim of the study is to assess the system of ...
Added: March 24, 2021
, Cahiers du Monde Russe 2018 Vol. 59 No. 2-3
This article begins with the heroic stories former Leningrad residents tell about making their own outdoor-tourist gear out of illicitly obtained industrial materials. Reading these stories not as evidence of illicit circulation, but as expressions of ethical claims, I show that they are united by common assumptions of goodness, and argue that these assumptions cannot ...
Added: September 13, 2020
National Evaluation of the Healthy Communities Challenge Fund: The Healthy Towns Programme in England. Technical Report
, , et al., London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 2016
Background and aims. This research reported here presents findings from an evaluation of the development and implementation of the Healthy Community Challenge Fund (otherwise known as the ‘Healthy Towns’ programme). A key aim of the research has been to inform the development of future environmental and systems‐based ‘whole town’ approaches to obesity prevention. The overall aim ...
Added: October 4, 2018