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The Origins of Active Social Policy: Labour Market and Childcare Policies in a Comparative Perspective

Giuliano Bonoli

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199669769
eISBN:
9780191749391
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669769.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Since the mid-1990s European welfare states have undergone a major transformation. Relative to the post-war years, today they put less emphasis on income protection and more on the promotion of ... More


Introduction

Daniel Edmiston

in Welfare, Inequality and Social Citizenship: Deprivation and Affluence in Austerity Britain

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781447337461
eISBN:
9781447337508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447337461.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This introductory chapter begins by briefly outlining the regressive and exclusionary effects of recent political and policy developments in the UK. The implications of this are considered by ... More


Two decades of pension reforms in Italy: shedding light on a series of mirror-images

David Natali

in The Italian welfare state in a European perspective: A comparative analysis

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781447316886
eISBN:
9781447316909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447316886.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

The chapter sheds light on pensions policy in Italy and addresses a three-fold apparent paradox. In the last decades, Italy has in fact shown an impressive reform record in a typical ‘sticky’ policy ... More


Introduction

Giuliano Bonoli

in The Origins of Active Social Policy: Labour Market and Childcare Policies in a Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199669769
eISBN:
9780191749391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669769.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter presents the main puzzles addressed in the book. These include the fact that, contrary to expectations based on mainstream theory, the past ten to fifteen years have seen an expansion in ... More


Defining Active Social Policy

Giuliano Bonoli

in The Origins of Active Social Policy: Labour Market and Childcare Policies in a Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199669769
eISBN:
9780191749391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669769.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter discusses various attempts to capture recent change in social policy. These make reference to various labels, including ‘flexicurity’, ‘social investment’,andthe Third Way. These notions ... More


Quantitative Evidence: The Determinants of Public Spending on Active Labour Market Policy and Childcare

Giuliano Bonoli

in The Origins of Active Social Policy: Labour Market and Childcare Policies in a Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199669769
eISBN:
9780191749391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669769.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter investigates the question of the determinants of active social policies by analysing trends in public spending on active labour market policy and childcare policy. The period covered for ... More


The Origins of Active Social Policy

Giuliano Bonoli

in The Origins of Active Social Policy: Labour Market and Childcare Policies in a Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199669769
eISBN:
9780191749391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669769.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

The final chapter re-examines the hypotheses discussed in Chapter 4 in the light of the empirical evidence presented in Chapters 5 to 7. It argues that the activation turn is best understood as a ... More


Conclusions

Emmanuele Pavolini and Ugo Ascoli

in The Italian welfare state in a European perspective: A comparative analysis

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781447316886
eISBN:
9781447316909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447316886.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

The chapter summarizes and generally interprets the results of our attempt to reconstruct how the Italian welfare state has changed in the past two decades by looking at different policy fields. ... More


Introduction

Ugo Ascoli and Emmanuele Pavolini

in The Italian welfare state in a European perspective: A comparative analysis

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781447316886
eISBN:
9781447316909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447316886.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

The chapter describes the main traditional specific features of the Italian welfare state during the ‘golden age’: a mixed paradigm; a particularistic/clientelistic nature; a dual and fragmented ... More


On Black-Scholes1

Elie Ayache

in Derivatives and the Wealth of Societies

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226392660
eISBN:
9780226392974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226392974.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter draws upon the author's experience as a trader and designer of options software. His first day of trading was Black Monday, when global stock markets crashed >20%. At that time, ... More


Accelerator or Brake?: The EU and the Difficult Politics of Social Investment

Maurizio Ferrera

in The Uses of Social Investment

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198790488
eISBN:
9780191831744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198790488.003.0030
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Reorienting the welfare state towards social investment constitutes a complex and multidimensional challenge of policy recalibration and raises daunting political problems. The chapter analyses the ... More


Older, Wiser, But Still a Working Mother

Jamie Ladge and Danna Greenberg

in Maternal Optimism: Forging Positive Paths through Work and Motherhood

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190944094
eISBN:
9780190944124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190944094.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Chapter 5 considers how working mothers navigate work and family as they move from the daily responsibilities of raising children to parenting adult children to retirement. As working mothers’ ... More


Do We Experience the Present?

Craig Callender

in What Makes Time Special?

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198797302
eISBN:
9780191839603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198797302.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Many philosophers and scientists have felt that experience itself shows that physical time is either inaccurate or incomplete because it doesn’t capture “a fundamental quality of time” corresponding ... More


A Combined Arms Strategy

Massimo Rostagno, Carlo Altavilla, Giacomo Carboni, Wolfgang Lemke, Roberto Motto, Arthur Saint Guilhem, and Jonathan Yiangou

in Monetary Policy in Times of Crisis: A Tale of Two Decades of the European Central Bank

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780192895912
eISBN:
9780191916403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192895912.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

The culmination of the European Central Bank’s (ECB) policy evolution was the ‘combined arms strategy’ that started taking shape in 2014–2015. In this chapter, we review how four unconventional ... More


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