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Political Voice through Organized Interests: Introductory Matters

Kay Lehman Schlozman, Sidney Verba, and Henry E. Brady

in The Unheavenly Chorus: Unequal Political Voice and the Broken Promise of American Democracy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154848
eISBN:
9781400841912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154848.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter considers several matters that complicate the understanding of inequalities of political voice through organized interests. It first differentiates between, on the one hand, the view of ... More


From Dismantling by Default to Arena Shifting? Child Benefits Policy in Spain

Andrea Bianculli, Nicole Jenne, and Jacint Jordana

in Dismantling Public Policy: Preferences, Strategies, and Effects

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199656646
eISBN:
9780191746000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656646.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Economy

This chapter analyses the dismantling of child benefits in Spain between 1975 and 1990. In comparison to Portugal, which has maintained its benefit policy over many years, it identifies some of the ... More


Dismantling by Default? The Indexation of Social Benefits in Four Countries

Christoffer Green-Pedersen, Flemming Juul Christiansen, Eva-Maria Euchner, Carsten Jensen, and John Turnpenny

in Dismantling Public Policy: Preferences, Strategies, and Effects

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199656646
eISBN:
9780191746000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656646.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Economy

This chapter focuses on the indexation of social benefits (i.e. adjustments in line with inflation or real wage development) in Denmark, Sweden, the UK, and Germany. It is argued that studying ... More


Poverty, inequality and redistribution

Sefton Tom, Hills John, and Sutherland Holly

in Towards a more equal society?: Poverty, inequality and policy since 1997

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847422026
eISBN:
9781447304036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847422026.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter sets the scene for the rest of the book by examining the evidence on income poverty and income inequality. The assessment includes the results of micro-simulation, which allows one to ... More


Steps to compulsion within British labour market policies

Heather Trickey and Robert Walker

in 'An offer you can't refuse': Workfare in international perspective

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861341952
eISBN:
9781447301462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861341952.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter talks about the trend towards compulsory work-for-benefit policies in the UK. It also focuses on the development of these policies by an ideologically social-democratic government ... More


Preventing Job Abandonment and Facilitating Work Reintegration in High-Income Countries

Rienk Prins

in Disability and Equity at Work

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199981212
eISBN:
9780199358007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199981212.003.0010
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter focuses on disability and employment for workers who are already part of the workforce and acquire their disability during their earning years; this often happens later in their careers, ... More


Between subsidiarity and social assistance – the French republican route to activation

Bernard Enjolras, Jean Louis Laville, Laurent Fraisse, and Heather Trickey

in 'An offer you can't refuse': Workfare in international perspective

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861341952
eISBN:
9781447301462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861341952.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter studies work-for-benefit policies in France, which is a country that seems to be an unlikely host of workfare programmes compared to the other countries that are discussed in this ... More


Policy and Poverty in Seven European Union Countries in the Lisbon Decade: The Contribution of Tax−Benefit Policy Changes

John Hills, Alari Paulus, Holly Sutherland, and Iva Tasseva

in Decent Incomes for All: Improving Policies in Europe

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190849696
eISBN:
9780190849726
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190849696.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy, Research and Evaluation

This chapter examines the extent to which tax and benefit policy changes introduced in the period 2001−2011 had poverty- or inequality-reducing effects. The analysis uses the tax−benefit model ... More


Labor Markets and Firm Benefit Policies in Japan and the United States

Seiritsu Ogura, Toshiaki Tachibanaki, and David A. Wise (eds)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226620947
eISBN:
9780226620954
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226620954.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This volume, the fourth to result from a collaboration between the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Japan Center for Economic Research, presents a selection of thirteen chapters ... More


Reforming the Welfare State: Recovery and Beyond in Sweden

Richard B. Freeman, Birgitta Swedenborg, and Robert H. Topel (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226261928
eISBN:
9780226261911
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226261911.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Over the course of the twentieth century, Sweden carried out one of the most ambitious experiments by a capitalist market economy in developing a large and active welfare state. Sweden's generous ... More


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