Chapter

Social protection, inequality and labour market risks in Central and Eastern Europe

Noelke Clemens

in Europe enlarged

Published by Policy Press

Published in print July 2008 | ISBN: 9781847420640
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447302230 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781847420640.003.0004
Social protection, inequality and labour market risks in Central and Eastern Europe

More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Comparative and Historical Sociology

GO

Show Summary Details

Preview

This chapter traces the impact of the transition on individual welfare by drawing on a variety of institutional and structural indicators comparable across countries and time. It focuses particularly on the emerging labour market risks, unemployment and poverty, how these are distributed across the population, and what policy measures have been taken to protect individuals from these risks. The chapter begins by outlining the system of social protection under socialism in light of the reform challenges that the transition to capitalism posed to social policy makers. It follows with an overview of levels and trends of material welfare in CEE countries since the transition, as well as a description of how income, unemployment and poverty risks are distributed over the population.

Keywords: individual welfare; unemployment; labour market risks; socialism; social protection; CEE countries

Chapter.  13313 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Comparative and Historical Sociology

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.