A New Welfare Architecture for Europe

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Leading scholars in the field examine the highly topical issue of the future the welfare state in Europe. They argue that welfare states need to adjust and examine which kind of welfare architecture will further Europe's stated goal of maximum social inclusion and justice. This volume concentrates on four principle social domains; the aged and transition to retirement; the welfare issues related to profound changes in working life; the risks and needs that arise in households and, especially, in child families; ...
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Overview


Leading scholars in the field examine the highly topical issue of the future the welfare state in Europe. They argue that welfare states need to adjust and examine which kind of welfare architecture will further Europe's stated goal of maximum social inclusion and justice. This volume concentrates on four principle social domains; the aged and transition to retirement; the welfare issues related to profound changes in working life; the risks and needs that arise in households and, especially, in child families; and the challenges of creating gender equality.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780199256426
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 1/28/2002
  • Pages: 300
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 6.20 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface and Acknowledgements
Notes on Contributors
List of Abbreviations
1 Towards the Good Society, Once Again? 1
2 A Child-Centred Social Investment Strategy 26
3 A New Gender Contract 68
4 The Quality of Working Life in Welfare Strategy 96
5 A New Social Contract for the Elderly? 130
6 The Self-Transformation of the European Social Model(s) 173
References 215
Index 233
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