The Future of the Welfare State: Crisis Myths and Crisis Realities / Edition 1

The Future of the Welfare State: Crisis Myths and Crisis Realities / Edition 1

by Francis G. Castles
     
 

Castles (social and public policy, U. of Edinburgh) has assembled, systematized, and updated arguments from articles and books he has written in recent years on the future of the welfare state. Here he focuses on 21 OECD countries over the period 1980-98 in order to base his projections about what is likely to happen to the Western welfare state in the future on what… See more details below

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Castles (social and public policy, U. of Edinburgh) has assembled, systematized, and updated arguments from articles and books he has written in recent years on the future of the welfare state. Here he focuses on 21 OECD countries over the period 1980-98 in order to base his projections about what is likely to happen to the Western welfare state in the future on what has been happening in the near past. His topics include crises, myths, and measurement; a race to the bottom; the structure of social provision; A European welfare state convergence; explaining expenditure outcomes; populating aging and the public purse; birth-rate blues as a possible real crisis in the making; and towards a steady-state welfare state. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199273928
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
09/09/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.04(h) x 0.49(d)

Table of Contents

1On crises, myths, and measurement1
2A race to the bottom?21
3The structure of social provision47
4A European welfare state convergence?73
5Explaining expenditure outcomes93
6Population ageing and the public purse117
7Birth-rate blues : a real crisis in the making?141
8Towards a steady-state welfare state?167

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