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Conclusion: parallel paths, great similarities, remaining differences

Jochen Clasen, Steffen Mau, Traute Meyer and Martin Seeleib-Kaiser

in Converging Worlds of Welfare?

Published in print May 2011 | ISBN: 9780199584499
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191728792 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584499.003.0014

Series: Creating Sustainable Growth In Europe

Conclusion: parallel paths, great similarities, remaining differences

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The final chapter summarizes and highlights the main findings of the twelve substantive chapters of the book and assess trends of growing or diminishing similarities between British and German social policy in the respective policy fields. The chapter also reflects on broader trends in the three domains of family policy, pensions, and employment policy in Europe more generally.

Keywords: policy convergence; Germany; UK; wider European social policy

Chapter.  6877 words. 

Subjects: Economic Development and Growth

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