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A New Deal for the Alien

Cybelle Fox

in Three Worlds of Relief: Race, Immigration, and the American Welfare State from the Progressive Era to the New Deal

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691152233
eISBN:
9781400842582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691152233.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter focuses on the Social Security Act and the disparate treatment of blacks, Mexicans, and European immigrants in the administration of Social Security, Unemployment Insurance, Aid to ... More


Increased Income Inequality in OECD Countries and the Redistributive Impact of the Government Budget

Anthony B. Atkinson

in Inequality Growth and Poverty in an Era of Liberalization and Globalization

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199271412
eISBN:
9780191601255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199271410.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The recent rise in inequality in the distribution of disposable income in many, although not all, countries has led to a search for explanations, particularly since for much of the postwar period ... More


No More Work: Why 'Full Employment' is a Bad Idea, or, what Happens when Work Disappears

James Livingston

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469630656
eISBN:
9781469630670
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630656.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

For centuries we’ve believed that work was where you learned discipline, initiative, honesty, self-reliance--in a word, character. A job was also, and not incidentally, the source of your income: if ... More


Protection and Real Wages: The Stolper–Samuelson Theorem

Rachel McCulloch

in Samuelsonian Economics and the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199298839
eISBN:
9780191711480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298839.003.0016
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

This chapter examines the Stolper–Samuelson's Theorem under varying conditions and assumptions. Using a previous reformulation of the theorem, it demonstrates that when the relative prices for ... More


Greece and Hong Kong: Fiscal Opposites, Same Politics

Yue Chim Richard Wong

in Fixing Inequality in Hong Kong

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9789888390625
eISBN:
9789888390373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390625.003.0035
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Both Greece and Hong Kong have unified exchange rate regimes. Greece, as a member of the Eurozone, uses the euro as its local monetary unit. Hong Kong, under the linked exchange rate regime, uses a ... More


First Day

Deepak Singh

in How May I Help You?: An Immigrant's Journey from MBA to Minimum Wage

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520293304
eISBN:
9780520966475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293304.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

In this chapter, the author interacts with the customers on the sales floor for the first time. He remembers his embarrassment when he has to help an Indian couple, fearing they might tell his ... More


Flexibility and social security

Fabio Berton, Matteo Richiardi, and Stefano Sacchi

in The political economy of work security and flexibility: Italy in comparative perspective

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9781847429070
eISBN:
9781447307631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847429070.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

The aim of this chapter is to provide a comparative assessment of the actual opportunities given to non-standard workers to avail themselves of main income maintenance schemes. The main question is ... More


The Government Attempts to Take a Stand: The Establishment of the UAB and Mass Action

Stephanie Ward

in Unemployment and the state in Britain: The means test and protest in 1930s south Wales and north-east England

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719086809
eISBN:
9781781705995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086809.003.0006
Subject:
History, Social History

The protests in early 1935 against the newly established Unemployment Assistance Board drew crowds of hundreds of thousands and contributed to the government introducing a legal standstill of the ... More


The Cumulative Costs of the Opportunity Gap

Clive Belfield and Henry M. Levin

in Closing the Opportunity Gap: What America Must Do to Give Every Child an Even Chance

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199982981
eISBN:
9780199346219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199982981.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Education

Economists Clive Belfield and Hank Levin explore the overall costs of the cumulative opportunity gap. They examine the opportunity gap in terms of diminished lifetime opportunities for employment and ... More


Economic Crisis, Political Legitimacy, and Social Cohesion

Polavieja Javier

in Economic Crisis, Quality of Work, and Social Integration: The European Experience

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199664719
eISBN:
9780191765209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664719.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR

This chapter investigates the impact of economic vulnerability and economic crisis on political trust, satisfaction with democracy and attitudes towards redistribution. These attitudes are crucial in ... More


After Work

James Livingston

in No More Work: Why 'Full Employment' is a Bad Idea, or, what Happens when Work Disappears

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469630656
eISBN:
9781469630670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630656.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter looks at the breakdown of the labor market not as an economic crisis, but as a moral opportunity to rethink our relationship to work and to one another. It examines the work of John ... More


Making and enabling the commons: shared urban spaces and civic engagement in North Manchester

Luciana Lang

in Realising the City: Urban Ethnography in Manchester

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781526100733
eISBN:
9781526132376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526100733.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter explores three different interventions on public land in Cheetham Hill, an area of north Manchester which is characterised by cultural diversity, high rates of unemployment and often ... More


‘People want jobs, they want a life!’ Deindustrialisation and loss in East Manchester

Camilla Lewis

in Realising the City: Urban Ethnography in Manchester

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781526100733
eISBN:
9781526132376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526100733.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Despite millions of pounds of urban regeneration funding, high levels of unemployment and welfare dependency continue to characterise East Manchester. The rapid disappearance of industry not only ... More


Erode and Attack

Carsten Jensen

in The Right and the Welfare State

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199678419
eISBN:
9780191757822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199678419.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization, Comparative Politics

The fourth empirical chapter looks at unemployment protection in the UK, Australia, and Denmark. Again a surprisingly similar behavior can be observed, although the relative strength of the unions at ... More


The new ‘spectral army’: biography and youth poverty on Teesside’s deprived estates

Anthony Ruddy

in Youth Marginality in Britain: Contemporary Studies of Austerity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781447330523
eISBN:
9781447330578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447330523.003.0017
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations

Anthony Ruddy examines the experiences of young people growing up in contexts of multiple deprivation and material hardship in a small, deindustrialised town in North East England. Using ethnographic ... More


Working men's bodies: Work camps in Britain, 1880-1940

John Field

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719087684
eISBN:
9781781706015
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087684.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

The book provides a comprehensive account of work camp movements in Britain before 1939, based on thorough archival research, and on the reminiscences of participants. It starts with their origins in ... More


The Struggle to Survive

Sam F. Stack

in The Arthurdale Community School: Education and Reform in Depression Era Appalachia

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813166889
eISBN:
9780813167855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166889.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The chapter chronicles the second and final year of the progressive contingent of educators and their work at the Arthurdale School. Beginning the second year of the educational experiment, the ... More


‘What unemployment means’ three decades and two recessions later

Adrian Sinfield

in Social Policy Review 25: Analysis and debate in social policy, 2013

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781447312741
eISBN:
9781447312857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447312741.003.0011
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

The section begins with Adrian Sinfield's exploration of ‘what unemployment means’. In 1981, when Sinfield's book of this title was first published, the UK was in the early stages of a massive ... More


Modernising social security for lone parents: avoiding fertility and unemployment traps when reforming social policy in Northern Europe

Anders Freundt, Simon Grundt Straubinger, and Jon Kvist

in Social Policy Review 25: Analysis and debate in social policy, 2013

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781447312741
eISBN:
9781447312857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447312741.003.0014
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

From outside the toxified ‘work incentives’ debate in the UK, Anders Freundt, Simon Grundt Straubinger and Jon Kvist tackle the question of fertility and employment traps within contemporary social ... More


Unemployment and the state in Britain: The means test and protest in 1930s south Wales and north-east England

Stephanie Ward

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719086809
eISBN:
9781781705995
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086809.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

Unemployment and the State in Britain offers an important and original contribution to understandings of the 1930s. This is the first full-length study of the highly controversial household means ... More


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