Human dignity and social policy

Chak Kwan and Graham Bowpitt

in Human dignity and welfare systems

Published by Policy Press

Published in print October 2005 | ISBN: 9781861344311
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447302551 | DOI:
Human dignity and social policy

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This chapter considers the concepts of human dignity and social policy, starting with an example of the treatment of Iraqi prisoners at the hands of American soldiers. It moves on to a discussion of a study of dignity, which can help evaluate whether the current direction of social policy can actually promote human well-being. It introduces the concept of welfare-to-work programmes, comparative studies of welfare recipients, the Esping-Andersen model, and comparative social policy.

Keywords: human dignity; social policy; human well-being; welfare-to-work programmes; comparative study; welfare recipients; comparative social policy; Esping-Andersen model

Chapter.  3624 words. 

Subjects: Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

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