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The Highest Sustainable Basic Income

Philippe Van Parijs

in Real Freedom for All: What (if Anything) Can Justify Capitalism?

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198293576
eISBN:
9780191600074
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198293577.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

As a first cut, how close a society's institutions are to the ideal of a free society is determined by how high an unconditional basic income it manages to sustainably give to all its members. There ... More


Cash-for-care benefits

Barbara Da Roit, Blanche Le Bihan, and August Österle

in Long-Term Care Reforms in OECD Countries

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781447305057
eISBN:
9781447311539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447305057.003.0007
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Urban Geography

This chapter analyses the development of cash-for-care programs across OECD countries, their effects and their future perspectives. A major commonality of these programs is that they emphasize choice ... More


Why Has the Income Distribution Changed?

John Hills

in Inequality and the State

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199276646
eISBN:
9780191601644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199276641.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Looks at some of the causes of the rapid growth of inequality between the 1970s and 1990s, and of more recent trends. Looks at the widening distribution of earnings for those in work in the UK and ... More


The final days: disability at the end of the welfare state, 1973–79

Jameel Hampton

in Disability and the Welfare State in Britain: Changes in Perception and Policy 1948-79

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781447316428
eISBN:
9781447316442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447316428.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter examines expectations for new statutory provision for disabled people including a national disability income amidst the collapse of the welfare state. Driven on by the power of Barbara ... More


The Redistributive Capacity of Services in the European Union

Gerlinde Verbist and Manos Matsaganis

in Reconciling Work and Poverty Reduction: How Successful Are European Welfare States?

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199926589
eISBN:
9780199369720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199926589.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

Welfare states provide social benefits in cash and – increasingly – in kind. This chapter analyses the redistributive capacity of services, more specifically health care, education and childcare. ... More


Politicising parenthood in Scandinavia: Gender relations in welfare states

Anne Lise Ellingsaeter and Arnlaug Leira (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346452
eISBN:
9781447303015
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346452.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

How to respond to the needs of working parents has become a pressing social policy issue in contemporary Western Europe. This book highlights the politicising of parenthood in the Scandinavian ... More


Gendered citizenship: the care of young children

Lister Ruth, Williams Fiona, Anttonen Anneli, Bussemaker Jet, Gerhard Ute, Heinen Jacqueline, Johansson Stina, Leira Arnlaug, Siim Birte, Tobio Constanza, and Gavanas Anna

in Gendering citizenship in Western Europe: New challenges for citizenship research in a cross-national context

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346940
eISBN:
9781447302438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346940.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter reviews the central theoretical perspectives on childcare, gender, and social citizenship, and childcare as a social right of parents. It then discusses the main components of the ... More


Family Caps, Abortion and Women of Color: Research Connection and Political Rejection

Michael Camasso

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195179057
eISBN:
9780199864546
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179057.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy, Children and Families

Fifteen years ago, New Jersey became the first of over twenty states to introduce the family cap, a welfare reform policy that reduces or eliminates cash benefits for unmarried women on public ... More


Who Benefits from Investment Policies? The Case of Family Activation in European Countries

Wim Van Lancker and Joris Ghysels

in Reconciling Work and Poverty Reduction: How Successful Are European Welfare States?

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199926589
eISBN:
9780199369720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199926589.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

Family policy is a constituent part of the traditional social policy mix that has been subject to profound changes in terms of both scope and substance following the emergence of the social ... More


Benefits, pensions, tax credits and direct taxes

John Hills, Paola De Agostini, and Holly Sutherland

in Social Policy in a Cold Climate: Policies and their Consequences Since the Crisis

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781447327714
eISBN:
9781447327745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447327714.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter examines changes in social security and direct tax policies, spending levels and their redistributive effects in the period since 2007. It discusses the importance in particular of the ... More


Systems of provision and welfare outcomes: defining and treating the causes of poverty

Rana Jawad

in Social welfare and religion in the Middle East: A Lebanese perspective

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349538
eISBN:
9781447303510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349538.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This chapter focuses on social welfare as a system of provision and a measure of outcomes in Lebanon. In this chapter, the focus is on the two types of social programmes: social care and the ... More


Fathers’ rights to family cash benefits in Nordic countries

Mia Hakovirta, Anita Haataja, Guðný Björk Eydal, and Tine Rostgaard

in Fatherhood in the Nordic Welfare states: Comparing care policies and practice

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781447310471
eISBN:
9781447310501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447310471.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

The aim of this chapter was to investigate fathers’ rights to family benefits in the Nordic region as well as the outcomes of the policies, and if the rights of fathers are in accordance with the ... More


The Emergence of a Disability Program: How the Program’s Fundamental Identity Changed

Edward D. Berkowitz and Larry DeWitt

in The Other Welfare: Supplemental Security Income and U.S. Social Policy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451737
eISBN:
9780801467332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451737.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter discusses the changes in the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) after recovering from setbacks during its initial years as discussed in Chapter 3. Policymakers discovered that most of ... More


The old regime: provision for disabled people before the welfare state

Jameel Hampton

in Disability and the Welfare State in Britain: Changes in Perception and Policy 1948-79

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781447316428
eISBN:
9781447316442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447316428.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter introduces the traditional difficulties with the welfare of disabled people through an investigation of three distinct periods in the development of statutory welfare: from the Poor Law ... More


The last waltz: epilogue

Jameel Hampton

in Disability and the Welfare State in Britain: Changes in Perception and Policy 1948-79

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781447316428
eISBN:
9781447316442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447316428.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

The epilogue examines how disabled people and groups dealt with the failures of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act, as well as the cash benefits discussed in chapter five. The welfare ... More


The Policy Response: Boosting Employment and Social Investment

Ive Marx and Gerlinde Verbist

in Changing Inequalities in Rich Countries: Analytical and Comparative Perspectives

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199687435
eISBN:
9780191767135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687435.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Indirect redistributive policies, particularly employment policies and in-kind provisions, are of particular importance in view of the current drive towards ‘social investment’ as a strategy against ... More


Recession, Recovery, and Regime Change: Effects on Child Poverty in Hungary

András Gábos and István György Tóth

in Children of Austerity: Impact of the Great Recession on Child Poverty in Rich Countries

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198797968
eISBN:
9780191839276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198797968.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare, International

Despite high spending on family benefits and the high poverty reduction effectiveness of cash benefits, the risk of child poverty in Hungary have been higher than the EU average since the early 1990s ... More


Microsimulation modelling and the use of evidence

Robert Tanton and Ben Phillips

in Evidence-Based Policy Making in the Social Sciences: Methods That Matter

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781447329367
eISBN:
9781447329480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447329367.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter provides an overview of microsimulation modelling and how it is used to evaluate policy with an emphasis on tax and government cash benefits. The chapter will provide a brief history and ... More


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