Welfare States in Transition
National Adaptations in Global Economies
Edited by Gosta Esping-Andersen
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Welfare States in Transition by Gosta Esping-Andersen
Book DescriptionThis wide-ranging comparative analysis of contemporary and future changes in welfare states looks at the different trajectories of the welfare states of Europe, North America, the Antipodes, and the emerging scenarios in Latin America, East Asia and Central and Eastern Europe. Leading experts on each of these regions examine the current structures of social protection, consider the causes of the current welfare state crisis and highlight evolving trends for welfare policy. Different welfare states are shown to manifest different forms of crisis. Among the symptoms of crisis, Welfare States in Transition suggests that the effect of popluation ageing is exaggerated, and an at least equally fundamental challenge lies in the revolution of the modern family and the changing economic role of women. The contributors are sceptical about the neo-liberal formula for reform, not only because it increases inequality but also because it does not address the growing need for an active social investment policy to ensure against entrapment in poverty or low-paid jobs.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780761950486
(234mm x 156mm x 15mm)
Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 21-May-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Gosta Esping-Andersen
Incomplete Revolution, Hardback (July 2009)
Focuses especially on the quest for gender equality, on the role of families in the reproduction of social inequalities, and on major inequities associated with an ageing population. This title seeks to identify the kinds of welfare state reform that can optimize not only individuals' life chances and also collective welfare.
Why We Need a New Welfare State, Paperback (August 2002)
Leading scholars in the field examine the highly topical issue of the future of the welfare state in Europe. They argue that welfare states need to adjust and examine which kind of welfare architecture will further Europe's stated goal of maximum social inclusion and justice.
Why Deregulate Labour Markets?, Hardback (April 2000)
With contributions from economists, political scientists and sociologists, this volume takes a hard look at the empirical connections between unemployment and regulation in Europe today, utilizing both in-depth nation analyses and broader-based international comparisons.
Social Foundations of Postindustrial Economies, Hardback (February 1999)» View all books by Gosta Esping-Andersen
The Golden Age of post-war capitalism has been eclipsed, and with it seemingly also the possibility of harmonizing equality and welfare with efficiency and jobs. In this title, one of Europe's leading analyst of the welfare state presents a provocative examination of post-industrial economies at the end of the 20th century.
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Author Biography - Gosta Esping-Andersen
G[sl]osta Esping-Andersen is Professor of Comparative Social Systems at the University of Trento. He is the author of Three Worlds of Welfare Capitalism (1990) and Politics against Markets (1985), and the editor of Changing Classes (1993) CONTRIBUTORS OUTSIDE WESTERN HEMISPHERE Francis G Castles ANU Canberra Roger Goodman University of Oxford Ito Peng University of Oxford Guy Standing ILO Geneva
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