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Welfare to work in practice : social security and participation in economic and social life /
edited by Peter Saunders.
imprint
Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, Vt. : Ashgate, c2005.
description
xix, 261 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0754643581 (hbk.)
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imprint
Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, Vt. : Ashgate, c2005.
isbn
0754643581 (hbk.)
general note
Selected conference papers presented at a seminar held in Sugtuna, Sweden in June 2003.
catalogue key
5359561
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summaries
Long Description
Welfare to Work in Practice brings together some of the leading international social security experts to discuss the rationale for welfare to work policies, their limitations and problems encountered in practice. Contributors include Jane Millar, Neil Gilbert, Martin Werding, Jonathan Bradshaw and Einar Overbye, who address topics ranging from the linkages between social security and the labour market to how the welfare to work agenda is responding to the needs of special groups such as lone parents, the long-term unemployed and those with a disability. The book puts the arguments and ideas that underlie the new welfare reform agenda under the microscope and explains how it is being implemented in an international context. Several new data sets are analyzed in a collection that covers developments in Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Norway, the UK and the US, as well as several comparative studies. In doing so, this volume helps to bridge the gap between research and policy and demonstrates how policy can respond to the challenges it faces.
Bowker Data Service Summary
The papers presented in this volume cover a range of national and international perspectives on the welfare to work issue, including its underlying rationale, the challenges it faces, the kinds of policies adopted to achieve it, and the effects to which they have given rise.
Main Description
Welfare to Work in Practice brings together some of the leading international social security experts to discuss the rationale for welfare to work policies, their limitations and problems encountered in practice. Contributors include Jane Millar, Neil Gilbert, Martin Werding, Jonathan Bradshaw and Einar Overbye, who address topics ranging from the linkages between social security and the labour market to how the welfare to work agenda is responding to the needs of special groups such as lone parents, the long-term unemployed and those with a disability.
Table of Contents
Welfare to work in practice: introduction and overview
Protection to activation: the apotheosis of work
Work as welfare? Lone mothers, social security and employment
Bridging the welfare to work divide: economic and social participation among income support recipients in Australia
The role of workfare in the Scandinavian model of social security: soft work incentives, skill upgrading or quality of life improvement for the disadvantaged? Lisbeth Pedersen and Jørgen Søndergaard
In-work benefits: curing unemployment among the low-skilled in Germany
Financial incentives and mothers' employment: a comparative perspective
Reforming the passive welfare state
Belgium's new income arrangements to make work pay in international perspective
Dilemmas in disability activation and how Scandinavians try to live with them
Personalised employment services for disability benefits recipients: are comparisons useful? Patricia Thornton and Anne Corden
Who becomes a disability benefit recipient in Sweden? Sisko Bergendorff
Returning the long-term sick-listed to work: the effects of educational measures and employer separations in Denmark
Disability benefits and unemployment patterns in Estonia
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