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The effect of campus environment on students’ health behaviour in four Central European countries

Gabriella Pusztai1, Karolina Eszter Kovacs, Klara Kovacs & Beata Erika Nagy
Journal of Social Research & Policy
Volume: 8, Issue: 1, Online first
Date: May 2018
ISSN: 1-14 (electronic)
Abstract The results of the European School Survey Project on Alcohol and Other Drugs (Espad Group, 2016) indicate that substance use among Hungarian students enrolled in the public education ranks on the top in Europe as the incidence of smoking and binge drinking is increasing. At the same time, international research states that the youth in the CentralEuropean countries surrounding Hungary (Slovakia, Romania, Serbia, Ukraine) show better results in more aspects (Hibell et al, 2012). The results of Kopp (2012) justify these findings among Hungarian adults as well. However, we do not have explicit comparable data among university students. In the present study, we try to cover up the blank spaces of the previous studies. Firstly, we focus on the -students enrolled in higher education. Secondly, we measure the special character of minority students, as in the neighbour countries of Hungary there are Hungarian minority students, as well. In our investigation, we point out that students learning in the same higher educational campuses create a health behaviour interpretive community and their effects often overwrite the individual protective and risk factors. 
Keywords: Health-Risk Behaviour; Higher Education; Added Value.

Alcohol Use, Abuse and its Psychosocial and Economic Impact in India

Srinath Ramamurty1& Sendilvelan Subramanian

Journal of Social Research & Policy
Volume: 8, Issue: 2, Online first
Date: May 2018
ISSN: 1-8 (electronic)
Abstract Analyses of the economic impact of alcohol use, abuse, and dependence can provide important information to policymakers and program planners charged with making decisions about resource allocation. Such studies can be a useful indicator for the magnitude of a health care problem and how that problem compares with others. The study was conducted in Nemam, which is one of the field practice area of Sri Ramachandra Medical University. Males of 18 years and above in each panchayat were given unique numbers. From these unique numbers, the required numbers of males calculated as per Probability Proportion to sampling method. The individuals who were randomly selected by the above method were contacted in person and the study was explained to them. This study gave an opportunity to assess the various levels of drinking prevailing in a rural community and portray the psycho-social and economic burden faced by the drinker. The current alcohol intervention programs mainly concentrate on the alcohol dependents and abusers. There is very little or no alcohol policy which focuses on the normal drinkers or the transition stage drinkers, intervention policies in the primary care level which will diagnose the alcoholics at the earliest stage and make way for effective management
KeywordsPrevalence of Alcoholism; Psychological Menace; Social Consequences; Economic Burden.

The EU framework to enhance Minimum Income Schemes after the crisis: the case of Spain

 Laura Gómez Urquijo1

Journal of Social Research & Policy
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Date: June 2018
ISSN: 2067-2640 (print), 2068-9861 (electronic)
Abstract: In this article we inquire about coherence of the current EU framework to impulse Minimum Income Schemes in Member States to contribute to social inclusion objectives. To answer this question, first, we will revise the current EU provisions to define and monitor income policies at a national level. In order to assess the influence of the EU framework in enhancing a minimum scheme policy in Member States, we will contrast this framework with the diversity of systems at national level and, in particular, at regional level in the specific case of Spain. 
Keywords: Minimum income; social policy; European Union, inclusion; Spain
1 Postal Address: Avda. Universidades 24, 48005, Bilbao, Spain.  E-mail Address: laura.gomez@deusto.es
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The effect of campus environment on students’ health behaviour in four Central European countries Gabriella Pusztai, Karolina Eszter Kovacs, Klara Kovacs & Beata Erika Nagy  PDF 
Alcohol Use, Abuse and its Psychosocial and Economic Impact in India Srinath Ramamurty& Sendilvelan Subramanian  PDF 
The EU framework to enhance Minimum Income Schemes after the crisis: the case of Spain Laura Gómez Urquijo   
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