Income Maintenance Policy (International Library of Comparative Public Policy No. 15)

Income Maintenance Policy (International Library of Comparative Public Policy No. 15)

By: Michael Hill (editor)Hardback

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This collection of 24 articles, dating from 1992 to 1999, draws on the comparative literature on the politics of income maintenance policy. It demonstrates how the Gosta Espen-Andersen's regime theory, along with arguments on convergence and path-dependency, has been applied to the study of income maintenence policy. It highlights issues about the difference between social insurance and social assistance and about the important differences in the way women and families are treated. the collection seeks to explain cutbacks, or their absence, highlighting issues about pensions policy.

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Part 1 Income maintenance in comparative perspective -introduction: paying for social rights, Ola Sjoberg; poverty in the UK - a comparison with 19 other countries, Jonathan Bradshaw and Jun-Rong Chen; social protection versus tax benefits, Adrian Sinfield. Part 2 Comparative welfare state theory - the analysis of regime types: hybrid or unique - the Japanese welfare state between Europe and America, Gosta Esping-Andersen; identifying welfare state regimes - the links between politics, instruments and outcomes, Frances G. Castles and Deborah Mitchell; how to design a "liberal" welfare state - a comparison of Canada and the United States, John Myles; beyond European welfare regimes -comparative perspectives on East Asian welfare systems, Huck-Ju Kwon; the paradox of redistribution and strategies of equality -welfare state institutions, inequality and poverty in the Western countries, Walter Korpi and Joakim Palme. Part 3 Social assistance, unemployment and the "under class": social assistance in OECD countries, Ian Gough et al; the development of social assistance and unemployment insurance in Germany and Japan; beyond social security - the economic value of giving money to unemployed people, Jochen Clasen; watching the defectives - observers of the underclass in the USA, Britain and Austalia, Krik Mann. Part 4 Issues about family policy and familist ideologies: gender and the social rights of citizenship - the comparative analysis of gender relations and welfare states, Anna Shola Orloff; dual welfare and sex segregation of access to social benefits - income maintenance policies in the UK, the US, the Netherlands and Sweden, Diane Sainsbury; the "Southern model" of welfare in social Europe, Maurizio Ferrera; gender, cash and informal care - European perspectives and dilemmas, Clare Ungerson; conclusions, Jonathan Bradshaw et al. Part 5 The comparative analysis of cutbacks: welfare states under pressure - cash benefits in European welfare states over the last ten years, Mary Daly; Eurosclerosis in European welfare states - regime theory and the dynamics of change, Peter Taylor-Gooby; politics against convergence? current trends in European social policy, Giuliano Bonoli et al; a new convergence? recent policy developments in the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand, Francis G. Castles et al. Part 6 Pensions policy - forces towards a convergence: summary and policy implications, OECD; a risky strategy - reflections on the World Bank report "Averting the old age crisis", Roger Beattie and Warren McGillivray; the measurement of social security convergence - the case of European public pension systems since 1950, Paul Johnson.

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  • publication date: 27/11/2000
  • ISBN13: 9781840643251
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 544
  • ID: 9781840643251
  • weight: 1106
  • ISBN10: 1840643250

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