Social Policy in the European Union

Social Policy in the European Union

by Linda Hantrais




This book examines the interconnections between the social policy-making at European level and implementation. It draws on different disciplinary and methodological approaches to social policy analysis while remaining as comprehensive as possible in the country coverage. This extended new edition takes account of the momentous changes that have taken place in the EU since 1995, incorporating new material on membership, legislation, and policy developments and making reference to the latest literature on the subject.

Author Biography: Linda Hantrais holds a chair in the Department of European Studies, Loughborough University and is Director of its European Research Center and Convenor of the Cross-National Research Group.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780333613894
Publisher: Springer Customer Service Center GmbH
Publication date: 07/24/1995
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

LINDA HANTRAIS is Emeritus Professor of European Social Policy and Director of the European Research Centre in the Department of Politics, International Relations and European Studies at Loughborough University, UK.

Table of Contents

Developing European Social Policy
Towards a European Social Model
Education, Training and Employability
Improving Living and Working Conditions
Family Policy on the European Agenda
The Gender Dimension of Social Policy
Policy for Older and Disabled People
From Social Exclusion to Social Inclusion
Social Policy and Mobility
Assessing 50 Years of European Social Policy

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'This is a necesssary and welcome third edition...For those wanting to learn about the essentials of EU policy, there is no better book.' - Mark Wise, Journal of Common Market Studies

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