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The duty to work as precondition for human dignity: a Swiss perspective on work programmes

Melanie Studer and Kurt Pärli

in Welfare to Work in Contemporary European Welfare States: Legal, Sociological and Philosophical Perspectives on Justice and Domination

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447340010
eISBN:
9781447340164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447340010.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

In Switzerland, the participation in certain work programmes is an eligibility criterion to social assistance benefits and the constitutionally granted right to the financial means required for a ... More


Poverty in the Midst of Affluence: How Hong Kong Mismanaged Its Prosperity

Leo F. Goodstadt

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9789888208210
eISBN:
9789888268436
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208210.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Hong Kong is among the richest cities in the world. Yet over the past 15 years, living conditions for the average family have deteriorated despite a robust economy, ample budget surpluses and record ... More


The silent expansion of welfare to work policies: how policies are enhanced through the use of categorizations, evidence-based knowledge and self-governance

Mathias H. Nielsen, Sophie Danneris, and Niklas A. Andersen

in Welfare to Work in Contemporary European Welfare States: Legal, Sociological and Philosophical Perspectives on Justice and Domination

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447340010
eISBN:
9781447340164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447340010.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The chapter explores how Danish WTW policies have recently been implemented and extended while to a large degree avoiding the hazards of public justification. The chapter investigates three cases, ... More


The responsiveness of social policies in Europe: The Netherlands in comparative perspective

Menno Fenger, Martijn van der Steen, and Lieske van der Torre

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781447305767
eISBN:
9781447311577
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447305767.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This book offers theoretical and practical insights in the responsiveness of social policies. It includes a comparative analysis of recent developments in social assistance, sheltered work and labour ... More


The responsiveness of social assistance policies

Menno Fenger, Martijn van der Steen, and Lieske van der Torre

in The responsiveness of social policies in Europe: The Netherlands in comparative perspective

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781447305767
eISBN:
9781447311577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447305767.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter analyses and explains the dynamics of social assistance policies in the Netherlands and reflects on the evolution of Dutch social assistance policies from a European comparative ... More


Brazil's National Council for Social Assistance and the Policy Community Supporting Social Assistance as a Right

Soraya Vargas Côrtes

in Policy analysis in Brazil

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781447306849
eISBN:
9781447310976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447306849.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

The chapter examines the activities of sector policy communities in Brazil, particularly the national social assistance policy council (Conselho Nacional de Assistência Social; CNAS). The policy ... More


The Undeserving Poor

Leo F. Goodstadt

in Poverty in the Midst of Affluence: How Hong Kong Mismanaged Its Prosperity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9789888208210
eISBN:
9789888268436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208210.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) is widely mistrusted by the community as a whole. Most of the opposition to social security is based on myths - that CSSA encourages workers to give up ... More


Rescaling Inequality? Welfare Reform and Local Variation in Social Assistance Payments

Renate Minas, Olof Bäckman, Vibeke Jakobsen, Tomas Korpi, Thomas Lorentzen, and Timo Kauppinen

in Social Policy Review 26: Analysis and debate in social policy, 2014

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781447315568
eISBN:
9781447315582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447315568.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter examines the relationship between shifting divisions of power and the degree of variation in social assistance payments in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. It uses multilevel ... More


Social Reforms: Too Little, Too Late

Leo F. Goodstadt

in Poverty in the Midst of Affluence: How Hong Kong Mismanaged Its Prosperity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9789888208210
eISBN:
9789888268436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208210.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Efforts to increase social expenditure by professionals in the health and welfare sectors were beleaguered by the financial and bureaucratic barriers erected by the colonial administration. The more ... More


Social Reforms: The New Poverty

Leo F. Goodstadt

in Poverty in the Midst of Affluence: How Hong Kong Mismanaged Its Prosperity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9789888208210
eISBN:
9789888268436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208210.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The chapter reviews a catalogue of policy decisions which aggravated rather than relieved the physical and mental distress of those least able to care for themselves. In both the health and the ... 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


An Absence of Advocates: How the ‘Welfare’ Lobby Lost Its Voice

Leo F. Goodstadt

in Poverty in the Midst of Affluence: How Hong Kong Mismanaged Its Prosperity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9789888208210
eISBN:
9789888268436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208210.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter shows how the community came to give overriding priority to the preservation of Hong Kong’s unique combination of personal freedom, social stability and open and honest government, In ... More


Conclusions: the responsiveness of social policies in three domains

Menno Fenger, Martijn van der Steen, and Lieske van der Torre

in The responsiveness of social policies in Europe: The Netherlands in comparative perspective

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781447305767
eISBN:
9781447311577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447305767.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter synthesizes the lessons from three case studies of institutional responsiveness in social policies. It emphasises the dilemmas involved in responsive social policies. It concludes that ... More


The Business of Government: Less Politics, No Welfare

Leo F. Goodstadt

in Poverty in the Midst of Affluence: How Hong Kong Mismanaged Its Prosperity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9789888208210
eISBN:
9789888268436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208210.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

When a political system is as dominated by business interests as it is in Hong Kong and where social expenditure is not permitted to hinder the pursuit of profits, the credibility of both the policy ... More


Crisis Economics: Private Profits, Public Pain

Leo F. Goodstadt

in Poverty in the Midst of Affluence: How Hong Kong Mismanaged Its Prosperity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9789888208210
eISBN:
9789888268436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208210.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Hong Kong’s economic problems since 2000 are the official excuse for cuts in social spending. But the problems themselves are the outcome of deliberate choices made by Chief Executives and Financial ... More


The Welfare State and the Forces of Globalization

Hans-Werner Sinn

in Perspectives on the Performance of the Continental Economies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015318
eISBN:
9780262295413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015318.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter examines the impact of globalization on the European welfare state. It discusses the forces of factor price convergence; gains from trade and specialization; and rigid wages and the ... More


Housing: Unending Crisis

Leo F. Goodstadt

in Poverty in the Midst of Affluence: How Hong Kong Mismanaged Its Prosperity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9789888208210
eISBN:
9789888268436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208210.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Housing is the single biggest factor in determining a family’s quality of life and is for most people their single biggest investment. Hong Kong housing standards have long been disgraceful. The SAR ... More


Separating the sheep from the goats: tackling poverty in Britain for over four centuries

Robert Walker and Elaine Chase

in The shame of it: Global perspectives on anti-poverty policies

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781447308713
eISBN:
9781447312093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447308713.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Policy debates surrounding poverty in the UK are fundamentally framed by eligibility to welfare benefits and by dominant discourses surrounding those who are deserving, or conversely, undeserving of ... More


The Mexican Community in the United States, 1933–1939

Alanís Enciso Fernando Saúl and Russ Davidson

in They Should Stay There: The Story of Mexican Migration and Repatriation during the Great Depression

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469634265
eISBN:
9781469634289
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469634265.003.0003
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter describes the living conditions of many Mexican migrants, as well as how various political and social events impacted both the migration and deportation of Mexican workers in the U.S. It ... More


Th e Rest of the Welfare State

Peter Baldwin

in The Narcissism of Minor Differences: How Europe and America are Alike

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195391206
eISBN:
9780197562741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195391206.003.0007
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Regional Geography

If We Turn to Other forms of Social Policy, how does the United States care for its old, its poor, its unemployed, and its disabled? Here, most outcomes place the ... More


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