Welfare to Work in Practice: Social Security and Participation in Economic and Social Life

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An impressive list of contributors including Jane Millar, Neil Gilbert, Martin Werding and Einar Overbye discuss a range of topics from social security and labour market issues to the needs of special groups such as lone parents, the long-term unemployed and those with a disability in relation to the new social security policy agenda. The volume will be of interest to academics and policymakers in the field.
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1 Welfare to work in practice : introduction and overview 1
2 Protection to activation : the apotheosis of work 9
3 Work as welfare? : lone mothers, social security and employment 23
4 Bridging the welfare to work divide : economic and social participation among income support recipients in Australia 43
5 The role of workfare in the Scandinavian model of social security : soft work incentives, skill upgrading or quality of life improvement for the disadvantaged? 67
6 In-work benefits : curing unemployment among the low-skilled in Germany 85
7 Financial incentives and mothers' employment : a comparative perspective 107
8 Reforming the passive welfare state : Belgium's new income arrangements to make work pay in international perspective 129
9 Dilemmas in disability activation and how Scandinavians try to live with them 155
10 Personalised employment services for disability benefits recipients : are comparisons useful? 173
11 Who becomes a disability benefit recipient in Sweden? 187
12 Returning the long-term sick-listed to work : the effects of educational measures and employer separations in Denmark 211
13 Disability benefits and unemployment patterns in Estonia 239
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