An Offer You Can't Refuse: Workfare in International Perspective

An Offer You Can't Refuse: Workfare in International Perspective

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In the 1990s, the developed world has witnessed a pendulum swing away from unconditional entitlement to social assistance towards greater emphasis on obligations and conditions tied to the receipt of financial assistance. With the introduction of "targeting" through administrative reforms, conditions of entitlement have been narrowed. The product of research funded by the European Union, this title compares "work-for-welfare" (workfare) policies objectively. It considers well-known schemes from the United States alongside more overlooked examples of workfare to be found in six European countries.

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Ivar Lodemel, Fafo Institute for Applied Social Science, Oslo University College and Heather Trickey, Inland Revenue"


A new contract for social assistance Ivar Lodemel and Heather Trickey; Between subsidiarity and social assistance - the French republican route to activation Bernard Enjolras, Jean Louis Laville, Laurent Fraisse and Heather Trickey; Uneven development - local authorities and workfare in Germany Wolfgang Voges, Herbert Jacobs and Heather Trickey; Workfare in the Netherlands - young unemployed people and the Jobseeker's Employment Act Henk Spies and Rik van Berkel; National objectives and local implementation of workfare in Norway Ivar Lodemel; When all must be active - workfare in Denmark Anders Rosdahl and Hanne Weise; Steps to compulsion within British labour market policies Heather Trickey and Robert Walker; Making work for welfare in the United States Michael Wiseman; Comparing workfare programmes - features and implications Heather Trickey; Discussion: workfare in the welfare state Ivar Lodemel.

Product Details

  • publication date: 26/01/2001
  • ISBN13: 9781861341952
  • Number Of Pages: 384
  • ID: 9781861341952
  • weight: 500
  • ISBN10: 1861341954

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