ISBN-10:
0521541530
ISBN-13:
9780521541534
Pub. Date:
04/28/2004
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Social Citizenship and Workfare in the United States and Western Europe: The Paradox of Inclusion / Edition 1

Social Citizenship and Workfare in the United States and Western Europe: The Paradox of Inclusion / Edition 1

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521541534
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 04/28/2004
Series: Cambridge Studies in Law and Society Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 315
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.83(d)

About the Author

Joel F. Handler is Richard C. Maxwell Professor of Law and Professor of Policy Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; 2. The American Welfare Reform: 'Ending welfare as we know it': The 'undeserving poor'; 'Ending welfare as we know it'; The 'work first' strategy; The low-wage labor market; The work experience of welfare recipients; The attitudes of welfare recipients; The decline in the welfare rolls and poverty; The future; Recommendations to make welfare really work; Social citizenship in the US; Some lessons from the American experience that might be applicable to Western Europe; 3. The European welfare states: social citizenship in the golden age; The challenge of unemployment; The impact on labor; Vulnerable groups: the socially excluded; Poverty; Right, center and left - questioning the welfare state; The 'third way': from status to contract; 4. Workfare in western Europe: the United Kingdom; Ireland; Sweden; Norway; Denmark; The Netherlands; France; Germany; Risks for the socially excluded; 5. Social Europe: alternatives? Conclusions? Solutions?; Part A. Social Europe: convergence vs. path-dependent; Negative vs. positive integration; Part B. Reform at the national level; Part C. Those who remain.

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