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The Future of the Welfare State: Crisis Myths and Crisis Realities

Francis G. Castles

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780199270170
eISBN:
9780191601514
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199270171.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This book uses data from 21 OECD countries for the period 1980 to 1998 to test a variety of hypotheses suggesting that contemporary welfare states are in crisis and to establish the factors shaping ... More


On Crises, Myths, and Measurement

Francis G. Castles

in The Future of the Welfare State: Crisis Myths and Crisis Realities

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780199270170
eISBN:
9780191601514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199270171.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Explores the themes of what follows. It argues that the welfare state literature of the past quarter century has been big on crisis theories of the welfare state and much weaker on facts. The chapter ... More


Red Sex, Blue Sex: Relationship Norms in a Divided America

Mark Regnerus and Jeremy Uecker

in Premarital Sex in America: How Young Americans Meet, Mate, and Think about Marrying

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199743285
eISBN:
9780199894741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199743285.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses how political culture is reflected in young Americans’ sexual choices. For liberal or “blue” young adults, preparing for their careers takes precedence. ... More


Women's Education and Family Behavior: Trends in Marriage, Divorce, and Fertility

Adam Isen and Betsey Stevenson

in Demography and the Economy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226754727
eISBN:
9780226754758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226754758.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter examines the trends in marriage, divorce, and fertility among American women. It shows that over the past sixty years, marriage rates have fallen, divorce rates have increased, and ... More


The Port-City Legacy: Urban Demographic Change in the Hansestadt Bremen, 1815–1910*

Robert Lee and Peter Marschalck

in Population and Society in Western European Port-Cities, c. 1650–1939

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853234357
eISBN:
9781846313837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853234357.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the dynamics of demographic change in Hansestadt Bremen, Germany from 1815 to 1910. It analyses the impact of urbanisation on demographic characteristics and the ... More


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