The UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 5 has revealed the undeniable truth that women’s empowerment remains a critical challenge, and that gender inequality is an essential building block to a fair and prosperous society. But what progress has been made? This edited collection offers a
critical insight and evaluation of the public policies targeted at improving the condition of women living in developing countries across Asia, Africa and Latin America.
Utilizing new and existing data, as well as theoretical and practical insights which bridge the academic and policymaking spaces, the authors frame an essential discussion about women's empowerment and public policy. Viewing SDG5 as an ethical and political responsibility, they point out the
advances, scope and limitations of this ambitious goal endorsed by the international community. Each chapter contains a public policy recommendation so that readers are set to develop and act upon a key understanding of how to create change. Crucially, this volume showcases that in order to have
better policies, it is necessary to evaluate achievements and failures, and understand how different strategies have had diverse impacts on women's wellbeing and empowerment.
The condition of childhood and youth in different socio-cultural contexts is an area that is yet to be fully uncovered. Currently, there is a lack of understanding regarding young people's inherent rights, how these translate into day-to-day policy and why the experience of childhood differs across
different socio-cultural realities. This book, written by experts in the field from India, The Philippines, Sweden, Romania, Scotland, Brazil, Argentina and Jamaica, seeks to redress this disconnect and take an in-depth exploration into the condition of childhood across 3 different
continents.Firstly, the authors explore the fundamental rights of children and young people, in which the boundaries and possibilities of guaranteeing and effecting rights are presented, also drawing attention to the new ways in which contemporary generations have resisted the waves of exclusion and
marginalization. This important text then explores the idea of sociocultural differentiation and unity, presented through a series of innovative studies that illuminate the similarities and differences in living conditions of children and young people in different contexts.
This volume, with both a comparative focus and global reach, will prove invaluable for researchers in the fields of childhood education and sociology.
Talent is in short supply and global competition for it is fierce. This has made Talent Management necessary for organizational sustainability and for countries’ well-being and wealth.
Talent Management in Small Advanced Economies offers important and timely insights into talent management challenges and solutions, as well as strategies, practices, and activities of small advanced economies and their companies. These countries have been, and continue to be, very well represented
among the most competitive countries in the Global Talent Competitiveness Index.
Combining academic research with practitioner perspectives, the book uses a range of examples from countries, including Switzerland, Singapore, Norway and New Zealand, to explore the importance of talent and its management, and analyze the concerns faced by small advanced economies in their talent
management processes. Key themes explored include: exclusive and inclusive talent management approaches, internal development and external acquisition of talent, and whether to tell employees that they are (not) considered talent.
The use of practitioner insights alongside company case studies makes this book a unique and illuminating guide for scholars and professionals working within the areas of both Talent Management and Human Resource Management.