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The Impact of a Parenting Guidance Programme for Mothers with an Ethnic Minority Background

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The current mixed-method study investigates the effects of a culturally adapted version of the International Child Development Programme (ICDP) with 135 mothers - 29 ethnic Pakistani mothers residing in Norway attending Urdu-language groups and a comparison group of 105 Norwegian mothers attending Norwegian-language groups. All mothers completed questionnaires on parenting and psychosocial health before and after participating in the ICDP programme. In-depth interviews with a subgroup of 12 ethnic Pakistani mothers and 8 ethnic Norwegian mothers were analysed using thematic analysis. Before the ICDP programme, the Urdu-speaking mothers spent more time with the child, scored higher on distant child management and reported poorer mental health. Most changes over time were similar but significant for the Norwegian-speaking group only, which might imply that the minority mothers were in the process of change. In the interviews, the Urdu-speaking mothers’ emphasized enhanced communication and regulation as well as enhanced family relationships and life quality, whereas the Norwegian-speaking group told about increased consciousness and empowerment, and a more positive focus

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What is Europe Aiming at?

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The problems faced in the first decade of the 21st century by the integrating Europe are quite serious and require an effective action. The above is true for both economic, political and social issues. Economic dilemmas are best seen in the Economic and Monetary Union, competitiveness and economic growth. Their importance has been raised even higher by the now overwhelming global economic downturn. Political issues are invariably connected with the future vision of the European Union, and relate, among others, to the identity, security, stability and prominence of individual states. The formal empowerments of the EU remain debatable, especially when seen through the context of (non)ratification of the EU Constitution and the Lisbon Treaty. Social problems focus mainly on the demographic decline, illegal immigration, dissimilation, inequalities in life quality, etc. The EU has to be constantly guided by the demand that these difficulties are effectively surmounted.

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The Customary Identity of the Coppersmiths Clan in Oltenia: Between Tradition and Modernity

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“My children are Norwegian but i am a foreigner”
Experiences of African immigrant parents within Norwegian welfare society

of extensive economic redistribution is a large bureaucracy and a tendency of ‘clientification’ of large groups of citizens who depend on the welfare state to secure their institutionalised rights. Gullestad argues that these mentioned historical and structural conditions have contributed to the emergence of ‘stability’ as a central cultural value related to power balance among citizens. Economic globalisation with its gap between capital and national cultures and between rich and poor makes people worry about a possible loss of welfare and life quality. As a

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How to assess quality of life. Theoretical and methodological research aspects in cross-border regions

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Stakeholders in the local service centre: who should be involved in the planning process? Insights from Poland, Czech Republic and Denmark

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Challenging policy barriers in sustainable urban design

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In built environment design, codes set minimum health and safety requirements, policies set aspirational targets, and incentives such as green building rating schemes set design standards. These approaches have failed to provide universal well-being and environmental justice (i.e. intra-generational equity), or increases in the natural life-support system that exceed depletion rates (i.e. inter- generational equity). Governments that do not ensure all citizens can obtain basic needs, life quality and resource security fail to meet their basic responsibilities. Two recent documents, one representing sustainable urban policy and principles, the other representing urban biodiversity standards, are examined against the Positive Development Test (whether the development increases the public estate, ecological base and future public options). The discussion suggests that contemporary policies and incentive schemes, as presently conceived, cannot provide the basic physical preconditions for sustainability, let alone address socio-economic inequities. An alternative design-based approach is presented to address the issues the paper identified.

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The Application of Social Survey Methods in Analysing the Tourist Activity of Seniors

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Socioeconomic Characteristics, Oral Care Habits and Oral Health-Related Quality of Life among the Parents of Pre-School Children in Klaipėda

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Tourism Sector in the European Union: Job Satisfaction of Employees in Hotels and Restaurants

.D. and Minarsih, M.M. (2016). Effect of work characteristics and job satisfaction commitment to organization of work mediated by the life quality (case study on employees pt. Se semarang). Journal of Management, 2(2). Available at: http://jurnal.unpand.ac.id/index.php/MS/article/view/397 Robst, J. and VanGilder, J. (2016). Salary and job satisfaction among economics and business graduates: The effect of match between degree field and job. International Review of Economics Education, 21, 30-40. Schaufeli, W.B., Salanova, M., González

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