Diminishing Welfare: A Cross-National Study of Social Provision / Edition 1

Diminishing Welfare: A Cross-National Study of Social Provision / Edition 1

by Gertrude Schaffner Goldberg
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0865693110

ISBN-13: 9780865693111

Pub. Date: 11/30/2001

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Particularly in the 1990s, social welfare programs have been cut back in a number of countries. Indeed, the phrases ending welfare as we know it or dismantling the welfare state have been used to describe this trend. In this analysis by well-recognized social welfare scholars, the nature and extent of changes in social welfare programs in key industrial or

Overview

Particularly in the 1990s, social welfare programs have been cut back in a number of countries. Indeed, the phrases ending welfare as we know it or dismantling the welfare state have been used to describe this trend. In this analysis by well-recognized social welfare scholars, the nature and extent of changes in social welfare programs in key industrial or post-industrial countries is scrutinized.

Determining if and how social welfare and employment prospects have been cut back in the United States, Canada, Sweden, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Hungary, and Japan helps to identify the population groups hardest hit by cutback. In the United States, for example, poor, single-mother families have suffered major reductions in income support, while more powerful groups have avoided major losses. This cross-national study not only sheds light on general trends in social welfare but also provides clues to what constitutes successful reform and what has failed. This major comparative analysis will be of interest to scholars, students, policy makers, and professionals as well as the general public concerned with social welfare issues, full employment, poverty, and economic inequality.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780865693111
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/30/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
410
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Three Stages of Welfare Capitalism by Gertrude Schaffner Goldberg

More than Reluctant: The United States of America by Gertrude Schaffner Goldberg

Downloading the Welfare State, Canadian Style by Patricia M. Evans

Sweden: Temporary Detour or New Directions? by Helen Lachs Ginsburg and Marguerite G. Rosenthal

Diminishing Welfare: The Case of the United Kingdom by Jane Millar

The Triple Exceptionalism of the French Welfare State by Mark Kesselman

The Dismantling of Welfare in Germany by Gerhard Bäcker and Ute Klammer

Diminishing Welfare: The Italian Case by nrica Morlicchio, Enrico Pugliese, and Elena Spinelli

Hungary: Retrenchment Amid Radical Restructuring by Phineas Baxandall

Is the Japanese-Style Welfare Society Sustainable? by Masami Nomura and Kimiko Kimoto

Diminishing Welfare: Convergence toward a Liberal Model? by Gertrude Schaffner Goldberg

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