Social Policy and the Labour Market: Issues at Stake Across the World

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Presents different academic approaches to the study of both mature welfare states and new social welfare arrangements in formerly communist and newly industrialized countries, combining micro-analyses of social insurance and welfare systems with broader political descriptions of social policy in regions including Scandinavia, China, and South Africa. This and the next volume form a set based on papers presented at seminars held by the Foundation for International Studies on Social Security in 1994-1996. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781840141566
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 6/1/1997
  • Series: International Studies on Social Security
  • Pages: 420
  • Product dimensions: 8.62 (w) x 6.02 (h) x 1.18 (d)

Table of Contents

Figures and tables
Introduction and overview
The Nordic welfare model and the European Union 3
Convergence and divergence in the evolution of the welfare state 23
Private provision of social security 41
The case for equivalent taxation of social security benefits in the European Union 63
The role of bridge jobs in the retirement patterns of older Americans in the 1990s 91
Retirement and economic development: an international analysis 117
The concept of work capacity 149
Controlling admissions and stays in social security benefit programs 161
Rehabilitation and incentives 175
Economic evaluation of vocational rehabilitation programs 191
The efficacy of public-sector vocational rehabilitation: measuring earnings effects in experimental research design 205
An analytic framework for unemployment insurance and labor supply 221
Social assistance in comparative perspective 235
Lone mothers, policy and employment in 20 countries 259
Single parent families and social security - the case of Sweden 285
Is old-fashioned private assistance an alternative to modern social security? 307
Social security in Poland in the period of transformation to a market economy 333
Social security reform in the Czech Republic 349
Social security for disabled people in South Africa: Challenges facing the new society 363
China's social security in the context of the national distribution system 379
Integrability of social welfare systems for a unified Korea 397
List of contributors 409
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