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Transforming the Dutch welfare stateSocial risks and corporatist reform$
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Mara A. Yerkes

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9781847429636

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847429636.001.0001

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Sickness and disability reform in the Netherlands

Sickness and disability reform in the Netherlands

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Transforming the Dutch welfare state
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Mara A. Yerkes

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847429636.003.0003

This chapter demonstrates that the perception and management of sickness and disability has greatly changed in the Netherlands. Originally intended as a passive, full income-support scheme of benefits provided by the welfare state, sickness and disability policy underwent serious changes to policy goals. From a generous welfare-state policy providing passive, collective income support, disability has been dismantled and significantly decollectivised, with a focus on activation and restrictive collective benefits in the welfare state, as well as on increased responsibility for employers and individuals. This change can be traced to five important developments: a reduction in collective protection offered by the welfare state, an increase in employer responsibility, an increase in compensation through collective bargaining, a shift in the administration of benefits towards the public sector, and an increase in individual responsibility.

Keywords:   sickness policy, disability policy, policy reform, social risk, decollectivisation, welfare state, employer responsibility, individual responsibility

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