Combating Poverty in Europe: The German Welfare Regime in Practice

Combating Poverty in Europe: The German Welfare Regime in Practice

by Peter Krause, Gerhard Backer, Walter Hanesch
     
 

ISBN-10: 0754632229

ISBN-13: 9780754632221

Pub. Date: 08/01/2003

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited

This informative volume addresses the impact of the EU on national policies to combat poverty in European member states. The editors bring together leading academics to discuss the issue of and fight against poverty in Germany in particular, within the context of ongoing trends and debates across other European states. In doing so, they expose the German audience to…  See more details below

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This informative volume addresses the impact of the EU on national policies to combat poverty in European member states. The editors bring together leading academics to discuss the issue of and fight against poverty in Germany in particular, within the context of ongoing trends and debates across other European states. In doing so, they expose the German audience to European perspectives and experiences of poverty, while at the same time providing the international audience with detailed information on empirical trends. The book also provides documentation of the debate on social policy strategies and practices in Germany. It will be of particular interest to anyone working in or studying welfare, public policy or public welfare and labour economics.

Contents: Combating poverty in Europe and Germany, Gerhard Bäcker, Walter Hanesch and Peter Krause. Combating Poverty in Europe - The European Welfare Regimes and the European Union: Welfare capitalism: the ten year impact of governments on poverty, inequality and financial risk in West Germany, the Netherlands and the USA, Bruce Headey and Ruud Muffels
How successful are European countries in reducing poverty? a micro-simulation with the ECHP, Birgit Otto and Jan Goebel
National action plans to combat poverty in Europe, Armindo Silva
Indicators for social inclusion in the European Union, Brian Nolan. Income, Inequality, Poverty and Redistribution: Income, poverty and dynamics in Germany, Peter Krause
Does low income mean poverty? some necessary extensions of poverty indicators based on economic resources, Hans-Jürgen Andreß
Distribution patterns and social policy options in Germany, Richard Hauser
Social assistance between social protection and activation in Germany, Walter Hanesch
Income distribution and poverty in the OECD area: trends and driving forces, Michael Förster and Mark Pearson. Labour Market Related Poverty a Challenge for Social Protection and Integration Strategies: Labour market related poverty in Germany, Walter Hanesch
Immigrants between labour market and poverty, Michael Maschke
Social protection and activation for the unemployed, Claudia Weinkopf
Activation in the Western Europe of the 1990s: did it make a difference? Bjørn Hvinden. Families and Children Poverty Concepts of Family Policy: Child and family poverty in Germany, Gerhard Bäcker
Why are day care vouchers an effective and efficient instrument to combat child poverty in Germany?, C. Katharina Spiess and Gert G. Wagner
Social policy strategies to combat income poverty of children and families in Europe, Bea Cantillon and Karel Van den Bosch
Index.


About the Author:
About the Editors: Peter Krause, Dr, German Institute for Economic Research, Berlin, Gerhard Bäcker, Professor, Department of Social Work and Management, University of Duisberg, Germany and Walter Hanesch, Professor, Department of Social Work, University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt, Germany

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754632221
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
08/01/2003
Series:
Studies in Cash and Care
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
6.42(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors
Acknowledgements
1Combating poverty in Europe and Germany1
2Welfare capitalism: The ten year impact of governments on poverty, inequality and financial risk in West Germany, the Netherlands and the USA23
3How successful are European countries in reducing poverty? A micro-simulation with the ECHP41
4National Action Plans to combat poverty in Europe61
5Indicators for social inclusion in the European Union75
6Income, poverty and dynamics in Germany93
7Does low income mean poverty? Some necessary extensions of poverty indicators based on economic resources117
8Distribution patterns and social policy options in Germany131
9Social assistance between social protection and activation in Germany147
10Income distribution and poverty in the OECD area: Trends and driving forces169
11Labour market related poverty in Germany201
12Immigrants between labour market and poverty223
13Social protection and activation for the unemployed247
14Activation in the Western Europe of the 1990s: Did it make a difference?267
15Child and family poverty in Germany289
16Why are day care vouchers an effective and efficient instrument to combat child poverty in Germany?305
17Social policy strategies to combat income poverty of children and families in Europe317
Index331

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