Search for dissertations about: "poverty 2016"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 17 swedish dissertations containing the words poverty 2016.

  1. 1. Sustainable Energy Access for All : Initial tools to compare technology options and costs

    Author : Francesco Fuso Nerini; Mark Howells; Hisham Zerriffi; KTH; []
    Keywords : ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; Energiteknik; Energy Technology;

    Abstract : This thesis presents analytical advances to support quantitative insights into national and local policies for achieving energy access goals. The key objective is the creation of an analytical tool to compare technology options for achieving energy access goals and to estimate the cost of reaching those goals. READ MORE

  2. 2. Parents, Power, Poverty: On choice and responsibility on two parental communities

    Author : Kristina Alstam; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : parents; parenting; subjects; citizen-subjects; parental web community; internet; discourse; power; ideology; austerity; neo liberalism; class; contract theory;

    Abstract : This dissertation explores discourses about parenthood and subject ideals as they manifest in two Swedish parental web communities. The aim is to examine the perceived division of responsibility between the parents themselves and the institutions of the welfare state and furthermore to map out and deconstruct tensions between demands understood to be assigned to the parent and to society, respectively. READ MORE

  3. 3. Mothers' Social Citizenship : The logics and effects of the German and Swedish welfare states

    Author : Hanne Martinek; Christina Bergqvist; Tine Rostgaard; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; social citizenship; welfare regime; social rights; family policies; parental insurance; public child care; universalism; equivalence; redistribution; gender equality; social equality;

    Abstract : In recent decades, the strong influence of the male breadwinner model of welfare is increasingly being replaced by the adult worker model all across Europe. This development has had a crucial influence on mothers’ social rights. READ MORE

  4. 4. Parks with people? : action research in bridging conservation and livelihoods in Limpopo National Park, Mozambique

    Author : Nicia Giva; Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet; Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet; []
    Keywords : LANTBRUKSVETENSKAPER; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES; SOCIAL SCIENCES;

    Abstract : Reconciling conservation and people’s livelihoods has faced multiple dilemmas, particularly prominent in human-inhabited protected areas with high levels of poverty and vulnerability to climate adversities. This thesis examines the relationship between wildlife conservation and people’s livelihoods in a human-inhabited protected area and analyses the challenges and opportunities for reconciling the two. READ MORE

  5. 5. Nonlinear and Nonparametric Dynamical Methods in Economics and Finance

    Author : Gazi Salah Uddin; Bo Sjö; Ramo Gencay; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; Commodity markets; Nonlinear causality testing; Dependence structure; Business cycles; Timescale analysis; Growth dynamics; Portfolio management;

    Abstract : The objectives of the thesis - which comprises six parts – can be summarized in i) implementing linear and nonlinear/nonparametric approaches toward detecting, measuring and analyzing the nature and directionality of causal relationships in financial markets, ii) elaborating on modern topics in financial investment analysis, iii) probing into the role of commodity futures in constructing optimal portfolios as well as iv) investigating growth dynamics via aggregated and disaggregated indices.The first paper named “Analyzing causal interactions between sectoral equity returns and commodity futures returns in the aftermath of the global financial crisis: The case of the US and EU equity returns”, aims to explore and compare the dependence and co-movement structure between commodity and various asset classes’ returns including the USA and EU stock markets via the use of linear and non-linear causality testing in a comparative context with the additional adjustment for cointegration and conditional heteroscedasticity. READ MORE