The Future of the Welfare State: Crisis Myths and Crisis Realities / Edition 1by Francis G. Castles
Pub. Date: 09/09/2004
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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
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Table of Contents
1. On Crises, Myths and Measurement
2. A Race to the Bottom?
3. The Structure of Social Provision
4. A European Welfare State Convergence?
5. Explaining Expenditure Outcomes
6. Population Ageing and the Public Purse
7. Birth-Rate Blues: A Real Crisis in the Making?
8. Towards a Steady-State Welfare State
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