4 edition of Comparing welfare states and their futures found in the catalog.
Includes bibliographies and index.
|Statement||edited by Else Øyen.|
|Series||Studies in social policy and welfare ;, 24|
|Contributions||Øyen, Else, 1934-|
|LC Classifications||HN18 .C6333 1986|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||viii, 246 p. :|
|Number of Pages||246|
|LC Control Number||86211303|
An overview of the welfare state that manages to be simultaneously both concise and magisterial. Includes a good deal of material relating to the history of the welfare state, social insurance and poor relief; the changes that have affected it over the last years in particular; comparative analyses (with a largely favourable view of the Nordic model, and for good reason); and an /5(4). Written by one of the world's leading policy researchers, this book seeks to assess the threat posed to modern welfare states by globalization and demographic change. Using empirical methods, and bringing together insights from across the social sciences, Castles interrogates a range of theories suggesting that the welfare state is in crisis.
What is welfare? Why is it a key part of the common good for all? And how should we go about providing it? In Why We Need Welfare, social policy expert Pete Alcock explains the challenges that collective welfare faces in a world that so often—and so wrongly—equates it with weakness and ing the complexities involved in the where and how of welfare delivery, and . The welfare system was about the basic needs of the state, with individuals helping themselves, the state would only intervene if it was absolutely necessary (Ginsburg, ). It was upon this base that Germany placed the future of welfare provision. Between and Germany's welfare system started to take shape.
This paper examines some of the social and political implications of retrenchment and privatisation in British housing policy. It reviews arguments and evidence about residualisation in the housing market, the effects of consumption sectoral cleavages, and attitudinal ambivalence to welfare, in an attempt to understand the apparent absence of discontent about inequalities in housing. A rich and fascinating study of education, social reform, and women's history, Daughters of the State explores the lives of young girls who came to the State Industrial School for Girls in Lancaster, Massachusetts during its first fifty l skillfully integrates the complex lines of nineteenth-century social thought and policies formed around issues of work, sex roles, schooling, and.
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An essential read when it comes to considering the welfare state’s future. This remarkable book is a crucial contribution in considering the issue in a context where, after the global financial crisis, many components of the welfare systems have to be by: 8. Comparing Welfare States provides a unique way into analysis of the British welfare state through its wider international focus.
In this extensively revised second edition, the British case is related to the experiences of the United States of America, Sweden, Germany and Ireland, and set in the context of policy issues within the European Union. This book is an invaluable text for students of British and comparative social and public policy, and to all of those interested in the study of European welfare states.
Comparing Welfare States is a course book for the Open University course, Family Life and Social Policy (D)/5(3). California, for example, has the highest total public welfare expenditures at around $ billion, but is not listed as one of the states that spends the most on welfare per capita – New York is.
The Welfare State Revisited takes on major debates about social well-being, considering the merits of universal versus targeted policies; responses to market failures; integrating welfare and economic development; and how welfare states around the world have changed since the neoliberal turn.
Contributors offer prescriptions for how to respond. The book’s focus on core concepts and the variety of international welfare state regimes and mechanisms for delivering social policy provides a much needed introduction to the rapidly changing concept of welfare for students on social policy, social studies, sociology and politics courses.
Europe, like the United States, has seen dramatic changes in how people work. Compared to 15 years ago, many more people have part-time, temp or mini-jobs, or are the number of full-time jobs has increased recently as the unemployment rate has slowly declined, far more of Europe‘s employment growth has come from part-time and temp jobs.
tween welfare states by identifying three distinct regimes. Third, in focusing on separate welfare state regimes, this study offers an explanation for the causes of welfare state differences.
The distinct regime model identifies a liberal, corporatist, and social democratic paradigm by. The purpose of the project was to provide an opportunity for exploring the political, economic and social dilemmas which arise when there is a public commitment within a market economy to ensuring that all citizens enjoy a "package" of basic entitlements, especially during a period of shrinking economic opportunities and global restructuring.
The welfare state is a form of government in which the state protects and promotes the economic and social well-being of the citizens, based upon the principles of equal opportunity, equitable distribution of wealth, and public responsibility for citizens unable to avail themselves of the minimal provisions for a good life.
Sociologist T. Marshall described the modern welfare state as a. It maps the diversity of welfare regimes across the world and brings to fore the particularities and nuances that characterise them. The book also focuses on the on-going reforms and makes a powerful case for the increased relevance of the welfare state in a globalizing era.
Purchase Evaluating the Welfare State - 1st Edition. Print Book & E-Book. ISBNto understand and evaluate welfare states, rather than emotional responses or conspiracy theories. This little book is for those who prefer to ask hard questions and to pursue them with open minds.
It’s time to ask the hard questions about what the welfare state has wrought, whether it is sustainable, and what should come aft er the welfare. Young people today are being robbed – of their rights and their freedom, their dignity and their futures. The culprits.
My generation and our predecessors, who either created or failed to stop the world-straddling engine of theft, degradation, manipulation, and social control we call the welfare state.
This little book is for those who prefer [ ]. Future Development Does the developing world need a welfare state to eliminate poverty. Some insights from history Raj M. Desai Thursday, J Written by one of the world's leading policy researchers, this book seeks to assess the threat posed to modern welfare states by globalization and demographic change.
Using empirical methods, and bringing together insights from across the social sciences, Castles interrogates a range of theories suggesting that the welfare state is in crisis. on welfare offered in terms of the goals of the welfare state and some means of achieving them.
Briggs (1) provides an early and famous definition of the welfare state, which is a state in which power is deliberately used in an effort to modify the play of market forces in at least three directions: guaranteeing.
A common belief is that the European welfare states are in a position of crisis or heading towards one with the process of globalization removing any hopes of eventual worldwide welfare.
This book challenges this assumption arguing that a proper understanding of the future role of the welfare state requires a broader social perspective that.
An influential line of argument holds that globalization causes economic uncertainty and spurs popular demands for compensatory welfare state spending. This article argues that the relationship between globalization and welfare state expansion is spurious and that the engine of welfare state expansion since the s has been deindustrialization.
The editors more than accomplish their stated goal of compiling a book focused on the changing ''attitudes to the welfare state of ordinary people in almost thirty European countries''. The book and its 12 chapters are well conceptualized, well structured, and well written.'--Larry Nackerud, Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare.Get this from a library!
Welfare states and the future. [B Vivekanandan; Nimmi Kurian;] -- "The domain of the welfare state has greatly expanded to encompass a large number of developing countries. Social policy in the nascent welfare states has remained little explored and even less.A new book called “Wealth and Welfare States: Is America a Laggard or a Leader?” explores the role of the welfare state in the overall wealth and well-being of nations and, in particular, looks at the American welfare state in comparison with other developed nations in Europe and elsewhere.