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A new contract for social assistance

Ivar Lødemel 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/9781861341952.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter provides a working definition of workfare, which is used in this book. The discussion identifies key elements of workfare programmes, and outlines the policy context for workfare ... More


Comparing workfare programmes – features and implications

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/9781861341952.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter provides a systematic overview of the most ‘workfarelike’ workfare policies in each of the countries that previous chapters have discussed. A comparison of the programmes in terms of ... More


Human rights and welfare rights: contextualising dependency and responsibility

Hartley Dean

in The ethics of welfare: Human rights, dependency and responsibility

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861345622
eISBN:
9781447303763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861345622.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

Human rights are an ideological fiction. This is not to diminish the concept; rather it is to acknowledge that the notion of a universally definable set of rights that are inherent to human beings by ... More


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