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The Development of Workfare within Social Activation Policies

Duncan Gallie

in Resisting Marginalization: Unemployment Experience and Social Policy in the European Union

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199271849
eISBN:
9780191602733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199271844.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter examines the extent to which social activation policies have incorporated principles of ‘workfare,’ which requires people to work in exchange for social assistance benefits. Welfare ... More


Contested Social Sovereignty: Welfare States Meet the European Union

Maurizio Ferrera

in The Boundaries of Welfare: European Integration and the New Spatial Politics of Social Protection

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199284665
eISBN:
9780191603273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199284660.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter reconstructs developments of EC law (including case law) relating to social protection, and traces the differential impact that free movement and competition rules have had on the ... More


Poverty, Social Assistance, and Social Investment

JAMES MIDGLEY

in Social Work and Social Development: Theories and Skills for Developmental Social Work

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199732326
eISBN:
9780199863471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732326.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy, Communities and Organizations

This chapter discusses the role of social work in addressing the problems of poverty through social assistance and related programs. When social work first emerged as a profession in the late 19th ... More


The Boundaries of Welfare: European Integration and the New Spatial Politics of Social Protection

Maurizio Ferrera

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199284665
eISBN:
9780191603273
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199284660.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

To what extent and in what ways have European integration redrawn the boundaries of national welfare states? What are the effects of such redrawing? These questions are interesting and relevant ... More


What Comes After the Social? Historicizing the Future of Social Assistance and Identity Registration in Africa

James Ferguson

in Registration and Recognition: Documenting the Person in World History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265314
eISBN:
9780191760402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265314.003.0020
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Key contemporary mechanisms of distribution are routed through the ‘social assistance’ programmes provided by states. While we still often think of such programmes on the model of the well-known ... More


THE NEW AMERICAN MODEL OF WORK-CONDITIONED PUBLIC SUPPORT

Rebecca M. Blank

in United in Diversity?: Comparing Social Models in Europe and America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195376630
eISBN:
9780199865499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195376630.003.0009
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

Observers have long discussed American “exceptionalism” in social policy. Throughout the 20th century, the United States had a more limited welfare state than most Western European nations. Over the ... More


The Netherlands: two tiers for all

Marcel Hoogenboom

in Regulating the Risk of Unemployment: National Adaptations to Post-Industrial Labour Markets in Europe

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199592296
eISBN:
9780191731471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592296.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

In the Netherlands, the reforms in unemployment provision of the past three decades amount to a levelling of rights and statuses within a still two-tier unemployment provision system. On the one ... More


Minimum-Income Benefits in OECD Countries

Herwig Immervoll

in Counting the Poor: New Thinking About European Poverty Measures and Lessons for the United States

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199860586
eISBN:
9780199932948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860586.003.0009
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy, Children and Families

This chapter provides a broad overview of contemporary minimum-income transfers in Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development countries. It starts out by proposing a simple typology for ... More


Racial and Class Discrimination in Assessments of Desert in Postapartheid Cape Town

Jeremy Seekings

in Discrimination in an Unequal World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199732166
eISBN:
9780199866144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732166.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

In multiracial or otherwise multicultural societies, people may discriminate in the allocation of scarce resources against members of particular racial or cultural groups. This chapter examines how ... More


Social Assistance Schemes in Developing Countries

Margaret Grosh, Carlo del Ninno, and Emil Tesliuc

in Counting the Poor: New Thinking About European Poverty Measures and Lessons for the United States

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199860586
eISBN:
9780199932948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860586.003.0010
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy, Children and Families

This chapter reviews the most prevalent types of social assistance programs found in developing countries. There they provide a vision of effective safety nets that focus on seven characteristics: ... More


Poverty, the crisis and social policy responses in developing countries

Armando Barrientos (ed.)

in Social Policy in Challenging Times: Economic Crisis and Welfare Systems

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9781847428288
eISBN:
9781447305521
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428288.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

The chapter examines the role and significance of social policies in developing countries, and especially social assistance, against the context of the crisis. It argues that although emergency ... More


Hungary: fiscal pressures and a rising resentment against the (idle) poor 1

Anil Duman and Ágota Scharle

in Regulating the Risk of Unemployment: National Adaptations to Post-Industrial Labour Markets in Europe

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199592296
eISBN:
9780191731471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592296.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Hungarian labour market processes were dominated by the economic transition for most of the 1990s. The chapter first describes the labour market institutions and policies established in response to ... More


Eroding minimum income protection in the Nordic countries? Reassessing the Nordic model of social assistance

Susan Kuivalainen and Kenneth Nelson

in Changing Social Equality: The Nordic Welfare Model in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9781847426604
eISBN:
9781447305583
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847426604.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter compares trends in the means-tested minimum income schemes in the four Nordic countries with those in Germany, the Netherlands and the UK over two decades. The chapter challenges the ... 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


Political Factors in the Growth of Social Assistance

Armando Barrientos and Sony Pellissery

in The Politics of Inclusive Development: Interrogating the Evidence

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198722564
eISBN:
9780191789250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198722564.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines the significance of political factors in the rise of social assistance programmes in developing countries in the last decade. It finds this is a two-way process. Politics is ... More


Uneven development – local authorities and workfare in Germany

Wolfgang Voges, Herbert Jacobs, 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/9781861341952.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter takes a look at Germany, a country known for a long tradition of work creation schemes within a system of locally organised social assistance delivery. It describes the rough and ... 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


Basic Social Security: From Poor Relief to Social Assistance to Social Cash Transfers

Lutz Leisering

in The Global Rise of Social Cash Transfers: How States and International Organizations Constructed a New Instrument for Combating Poverty

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198754336
eISBN:
9780191815997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198754336.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Theory

This chapter traces the historical origins of social assistance (including social cash transfers) in North and South, and maps the field in conceptual terms. It is argued that the emergence of social ... More


The new poor in the new Europe: the end of a stigma?

Serena Romano

in The political and social construction of poverty: Central and Eastern European countries in transition

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781447312710
eISBN:
9781447312727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447312710.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Chapter five discusses how CEE countries as new EU member states had to shift from the former residual social safety net to a new “inclusive” approach to anti-poverty measures as advocated by EU ... More


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