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The American Welfare Mess in Comparative Perspective

HAROLD L. WILENSKY

in Rich Democracies: Political Economy, Public Policy, and Performance

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520231764
eISBN:
9780520928336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231764.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter examines the problems in the welfare system in the U.S. It argues that there is no evidence to support the American stereotype of an epidemic of young teenage sexuality, teenage ... More


Liberal Welfare States and the Politics of Inclusion and Exclusion

Diane Sainsbury

in Welfare States and Immigrant Rights: The Politics of Inclusion and Exclusion

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199654772
eISBN:
9780191744747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654772.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy, Comparative Politics

This chapter traces changes in immigrants' social rights first in the United States and then in the United Kingdom. The politics of inclusion and exclusion in the US have centered on the extension ... More


Equity Rights

William J. Talbott

in Human Rights and Human Well-Being

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195173482
eISBN:
9780199872176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173482.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Equity rights are the rights required for the equitable promotion of life prospects. They include negative opportunity rights (rights against discrimination), positive opportunity rights (rights to ... More


Trade Unions Legalized

MARK CURTHOYS

in Governments, Labour, and the Law in Mid-Victorian Britain: The Trade Union Legislation of the 1870s

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199268894
eISBN:
9780191708466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268894.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

In July 1869, the Liberal government in Britain had committed itself to allowing trade unions a recognized legal status on the condition that their objectives were not actually criminal. The ... More


Policy-Making for Private Pensions: The Genesis and Structure of a Policy Domain

James A. Wooten

in The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974: A Political History

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520242739
eISBN:
9780520931398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520242739.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter states that a pension plan is a financial intermediary. A pension plan is also a contractual arrangement that employers and unions use to manage employees. It also transfers claims to ... More


Searching for State Aid

Matthew D. Marr

in Better Must Come: Exiting Homelessness in Two Global Cities

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453380
eISBN:
9780801455544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453380.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter analyzes the experiences of transitional housing interviewees in Los Angeles and Tokyo. It shows how, through the interaction between systemic elements of state welfare systems, ... More


“The Way They Treat You Is Inhumane”: Caseworkers and the Welfare Office

Judith A. Levine

in Ain't No Trust: "How Bosses, Boyfriends, and Bureaucrats Fail Low-Income Mothers and Why It Matters"

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520274716
eISBN:
9780520956919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520274716.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter focuses on women's interactions with caseworkers in the welfare office. It is through caseworkers that women learn welfare rules and access welfare benefits. The nature of a woman's ... More


Reconciling Unions and the Law

MARK CURTHOYS

in Governments, Labour, and the Law in Mid-Victorian Britain: The Trade Union Legislation of the 1870s

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199268894
eISBN:
9780191708466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268894.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Trade unions in Britain were denied legal recognition because their aims and practices were regarded as detrimental to the community at large and ultimately also to union members themselves. One view ... More


Taxation, Welfare, and Benefits

Jethro K. Lieberman

in Liberalism Undressed

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199919840
eISBN:
9780199980376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199919840.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines taxation and welfare and other forms of state-provided benefits and concludes that under the harm principle the state may legitimately provide a host of public benefits and ... More


Tax and Welfare Reform in Greece1

Maria Flevotomou, Michael Haliassos, Christos Kotsogiannis, and Costas Meghir

in Beyond Austerity: Reforming the Greek Economy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262035835
eISBN:
9780262339216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035835.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

A well-designed tax and welfare benefit system, which minimizes distortions while raising the required revenue and providing suitable social insurance, is a key component of an advanced economy. This ... More


Welfare rights for women: maternity care, social welfare benefits and family allowances

Caitríona Beaumont

in Housewives and citizens: Domesticity and the women's movement in England, 1928-64

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719086076
eISBN:
9781781705971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086076.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

Continuing with the debate on how voluntary women's organisations used the rhetoric of citizenship to campaign on behalf of women this chapter focuses on health and social welfare reform. Three ... More


Conclusion

K. D. Ewing

in The Right to Strike

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198254393
eISBN:
9780191681486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198254393.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Employment Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter draws together the different emerging themes, suggesting a number of proposals for reform to be made. It suggests that an effective solution to the problems identified in the study ... More


Benefit tourism and EU migrant citizens: real-world experiences

Rebecca Ehata and Martin Seeleib-Kaiser

in Social Policy Review 29: Analysis and Debate in Social Policy, 2017

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781447336211
eISBN:
9781447336235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447336211.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter examines the ‘real-world experiences’ with the British welfare system of EU migrants from a number of older and newer EU member states. According to the ‘welfare magnet theory’, generous ... More


Disabled people, work and welfare

Chris Grover and Linda Piggott

in Disabled people, work and welfare: Is employment really the answer?

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781447318323
eISBN:
9781447318347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447318323.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

The introduction to Work, welfare and disabled people sets the scene for the rest of the book. It does this by outlining the approach taken by the book before examining the concept of ‘work’, and its ... More


Social Policy Review 29: Analysis and Debate in Social Policy, 2017

John Hudson, Catherine Needham, and Elke Heins (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781447336211
eISBN:
9781447336235
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447336211.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This edition presents an up-to-date and diverse review of the best in social policy scholarship over the past 12 months, from a group of internationally renowned authors. The collection offers a ... More


Youth in the labour market: citizenship or exclusion?

Herwig Reiter and Gary Craig

in Young people in Europe: Labour markets and citizenship

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861345882
eISBN:
9781447304371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861345882.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter considers how, as welfare benefits are increasingly made conditional upon contributions from work and employment, obvious problems arise for those young people who want to continue their ... More


Us versus Them in the American Welfare State

in Us Against Them: Ethnocentric Foundations of American Opinion

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226435701
eISBN:
9780226435725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226435725.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the role of ethnocentrism in public opinion about welfare in the United States. It suggests that ethnocentric Americans are particularly prone to seeing the poor as ... More


The Role of Firms in Welfare Provision

Toshiaki Tachibanaki

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

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226620947
eISBN:
9780226620954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226620954.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter discusses the ways firms support welfare benefit programs in Japan, and how this role might evolve in the future. There are basically four important components of firms' contributions to ... More


The ‘Right’ to Council Housing?

IAN LOVELAND

in Housing Homeless Persons: Administrative Law and the Administrative Process

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198258766
eISBN:
9780191681868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198258766.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter presents an overview of the various ideological and organizational contexts in which public debate about and government responses to homelessness have taken place in the post-war era. ... More


Assessing the effect of changes in school-milk and school-meals policy over short periods of time

Roberto J. Rona and Susan Chinn

in The National Study of Health and Growth

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780192629197
eISBN:
9780191723612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192629197.003.0013
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Changes in government policy on school milk led to funding for the NSHG. Hence, efforts were made to compare cohorts of children who had or had not received school milk at around seven years of age. ... More


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