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Towards A Social Investment Welfare State?: Ideas, Policies and Challenges

Nathalie Morel, Bruno Palier, and Joakim Palme (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9781847429247
eISBN:
9781447305613
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847429247.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

Since the late 1990s, new ideas and strategies concerning the role and shape of the Welfare State have been formulated. All these analyses and policy developments point towards a similar policy logic ... More


Changing welfare states and labour markets in the context of European gender arrangements

Birgit Pfau-Effinger

in Changing labour markets, welfare policies and citizenship

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861342720
eISBN:
9781447301660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861342720.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

In the last decades of the millennium, women increasingly were included into the Western European labour markets; however, there were considerable differences in the development paths of European ... More


What if we waited a little longer? The dependent variable problem within the comparative analysis of the welfare state revisited

Stefan Kühner

in Social policy review 27: Analysis and debate in social policy, 2015

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781447322771
eISBN:
9781447322795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447322771.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Generally regarded as the main trigger for the ‘welfare modelling business’, Esping-Andersen’s (1990) Three Worlds of Welfare Capitalism also heralded the so-called ‘dependent variable problem’ ... More


Transition to the ‘universal' welfare state: the changing meaning of ‘welfare state’ in Korea

Huck-ju Kwon

in Analysing social policy concepts and language: Comparative and Transnational Perspectives

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781447306443
eISBN:
9781447311607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447306443.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Over the last fifty years, the welfare state in Korea has evolved from a minimal structure of welfare programmes to a comprehensive set of institutions and policies for social protection. This ... More


Responding to the challenges: some concluding remarks on welfare futures in changed circumstances

Kevin Farnsworth and Zoë Irving

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/9781847428288.003.0015
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This concluding chapter offers a closing commentary that synthesises the theoretical insight, policy analysis and country-case-study material presented in the collection. It assesses the implications ... More


Nordic responses to rising inequalities: still pursuing a distinct path or joining the rest?

Jon Kvist, Johan Fritzell, Bjørn Hvinden, and Olli Kangas

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/9781847426604.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Whether the Nordic countries have stemmed the international tide of inequality better, worse or merely different from other Western countries is the question addressed in this final chapter. Applying ... More


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