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Lone Mothers, Economic Well‐Being, and Policies

Majella Kilkey and Jonathan Bradshaw

in Gender and Welfare State Regimes

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294160
eISBN:
9780191600142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294166.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Assesses the impact of policies on the economic well‐being of lone mothers. The authors present trends on the growing prevalence of lone mothers across 21 OECD countries and the routes to solo ... More


The Development of Workfare within Social Activation Policies

Duncan Gallie

in Resisting Marginalization: Unemployment Experience and Social Policy in the European Union

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199271849
eISBN:
9780191602733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199271844.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter examines the extent to which social activation policies have incorporated principles of ‘workfare,’ which requires people to work in exchange for social assistance benefits. Welfare ... More


Why Work?

Christopher Lake

in Equality and Responsibility

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199241743
eISBN:
9780191599743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199241740.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Ch. 7 considers recent theoretical attempts to tie the claiming to social benefits to a willingness to work—attempts that come not from the right of the political spectrum but from the egalitarian ... More


Conclusions: In Search of a Global Moral Architecture

John H. Dunning

in Making Globalization Good: The Moral Challenges of Global Capitalism

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199257010
eISBN:
9780191596223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199257019.003.0017
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

In the final chapter, John Dunning attempts to draw together the main themes and thoughts of the contributors to the book, and to summarize his own views on what might be done to upgrade the economic ... More


Why Measure Well‐Being?

Partha Dasgupta

in Human Well-Being and the Natural Environment

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199247882
eISBN:
9780191596100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199247889.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Reasons for seeking an index of social well‐being are identified in this chapter. Four are given prominence: (1) to compare well‐being across countries (or communities); (2) to compare well‐being ... More


Social Benefits and Income Inequality in Post-Socialist China and Vietnam

Qin Gao, Martin Evans, and Irwin Garfinkel

in Chinese Social Policy in a Time of Transition

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199990313
eISBN:
9780199346363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199990313.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

Using national household survey data, this chapter compares the size, structure, and progressivity of the social benefit systems in China and Vietnam and examines their impacts on income inequality. ... More


The Changing Nature of Urban Poverty in China 1

Carl Riskin and Qin Gao

in Debates on the Measurement of Global Poverty

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199558032
eISBN:
9780191721335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558032.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines several different standards that have been used for defining and measuring urban poverty in China, and the resulting estimates of poverty rates and trends. The best estimates ... More


The Social Cost of Labour

Raaj K. Sah and Joseph E. Stiglitz

in Peasants versus City-Dwellers: Taxation and the Burden of Economic Development

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199253579
eISBN:
9780191601682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253579.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter is somewhat unrelated to the rest of the book, since it does not deal with taxation policies but with the calculation of the shadow cost of labour (shadow wage) in less developed ... More


Setting Objectives, Facing Trade-Offs

Gary S. Fields

in Working Hard, Working Poor: A Global Journey

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199794645
eISBN:
9780199928606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794645.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Financial Economics

This chapter makes six points. First, policy makers have identified four key labor market policy objectives—create more jobs, raise the earnings of those working, increase social protection, and ... More


Assessing Music Psychology Research: Values, Priorities, and Outcomes

John Sloboda

in Exploring the Musical Mind: Cognition, emotion, ability, function

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198530121
eISBN:
9780191689741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530121.003.0023
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology

This chapter poses several questions regarding useful criteria to evaluate research in music psychology, deciding what to research, and whether to carry out research at all. In exploring them it is ... More


The Impact of Brazil’s Tax-Benefit System on Inequality and Poverty

Immervoll Herwig, Levy Horacio, Nogueira José Ricardo, O’Donoghue Cathal, and Bezerra de Siqueira Rozane

in Poverty, Inequality, and Policy in Latin America

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262113243
eISBN:
9780262255400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262113243.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter evaluates the impact of the tax-benefit system on inequality and poverty in Brazil. The impact of direct taxes and government transfers has been derived using the Lorenz curve. The ... More


Conclusion

K. D. Ewing

in The Right to Strike

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198254393
eISBN:
9780191681486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198254393.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Employment Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter draws together the different emerging themes, suggesting a number of proposals for reform to be made. It suggests that an effective solution to the problems identified in the study ... More


Just Visiting? The Weakening of Social Protection in a Mobile World

Keith Banting and Edward Koning

in Multicultural Governance in a Mobile World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474428231
eISBN:
9781474438391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474428231.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Recent scholarship has become increasingly attentive to the way different welfare states include or exclude newcomers. Much of this literature has focused on the access to benefits granted to ... More


How Well Are Social Security Recipients Protected from Inflation?

Gopi Shah Goda, John B. Shoven, and Sita Nataraj Slavov

in Investigations in the Economics of Aging

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226903132
eISBN:
9780226903163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226903163.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter, which examines how well Social Security recipients are protected from inflation, shows that Social Security benefits may not be as safe from inflation as is commonly believed. Because ... More


Defining and measuring minimum income protection

Thomas Bahle, Vanessa Hubl, and Michaela Pfeifer

in The last safety net: A handbook of minimum income protection in Europe

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847427250
eISBN:
9781447303879
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427250.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter provides the conceptual and empirical basis of the project. It develops a comparative definition of MIP and distinguishes it from other kinds of social benefits. The first section of the ... More


Benefit tourism and EU migrant citizens: real-world experiences

Rebecca Ehata and Martin Seeleib-Kaiser

in Social Policy Review 29: Analysis and Debate in Social Policy, 2017

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781447336211
eISBN:
9781447336235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447336211.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter examines the ‘real-world experiences’ with the British welfare system of EU migrants from a number of older and newer EU member states. According to the ‘welfare magnet theory’, generous ... More


The Benefits of Civil Litigation: The Premise

Steven P. Croley

in Civil Justice Reconsidered: Toward a Less Costly, More Accessible Litigation System

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781479855001
eISBN:
9781479881581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479855001.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

This chapter argues that while litigation is important to the parties to a case, who often seek to recover damages if successful, it is also important to society at large. In particular, civil ... More


Controlling migration: the gender implications of work-related conditions in restricting rights to residence and to social benefits<sup>1</sup>

Isabel Shutes

in Social Policy Review 29: Analysis and Debate in Social Policy, 2017

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781447336211
eISBN:
9781447336235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447336211.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This concluding chapter looks at the debate on migration and so-called ‘benefit tourism’ from an explicit gender perspective, an often overlooked aspect in the debate. It examines how the aim of ... More


Welfare rights for women: maternity care, social welfare benefits and family allowances

Caitríona Beaumont

in Housewives and citizens: Domesticity and the women's movement in England, 1928-64

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719086076
eISBN:
9781781705971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086076.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

Continuing with the debate on how voluntary women's organisations used the rhetoric of citizenship to campaign on behalf of women this chapter focuses on health and social welfare reform. Three ... More


Asylum Seekers and Refugees in the United Kingdom

Judith Healy and Martin McKee

in Accessing Healthcare: Responding to diversity

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198516187
eISBN:
9780191723681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198516187.003.0011
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Most governments seek to restrict the number of people seeking protection by reducing social benefits, detaining asylum seekers, and applying a narrow legal interpretation of who can qualify as a ... More


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