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Converging Worlds of Welfare?

Edited by Jochen Clasen

Published in print May 2011 | ISBN: 9780199584499
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191728792 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584499.001.0001

Series: Creating Sustainable Growth In Europe

Converging Worlds of Welfare?

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The book compares attitudes towards public and private welfare as well as developments in three social policy domains in the United Kingdom and Germany since the 1990s. Focusing on aspects such as fairness and social justice, it investigates to what extent perceptions towards the welfare state and collective forms of solidarity have changed in the context of profound social and economic change. Reviewing developments in family, pensions, and labour market policies, and taking account of both public provision as well as the role of companies, it asks whether the two countries have become more similar to each other since the 1990s. The chapters illustrate a considerable degree of policy dynamics, including far-reaching change in some areas which challenges conventional depictions of traditional welfare models. However, despite some degree of convergence in areas such as family policy, important cross-national differences in the provision and role of social policy remain.

Keywords: welfare capitalism; Germany; the United Kingdom; family policy; pension policy; occupational welfare; policy convergence

Book.  360 pages.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Economic Development and Growth

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