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Age in the welfare state : the origins of social spending on pensioners, workers, and children

Author: Julia Lynch
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
Series: Cambridge studies in comparative politics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Age in the Welfare State explains how it came to pass that some nations give the lion's share of social benefits to the elderly, while others do more to protect children and working-age adults. A sweeping work of historically and sociologically informed political science, Age in the Welfare State offers a surprising challenge to the conventional wisdom that welfare state policies are a result of either
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Genre/Form: Cross-cultural studies
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Julia Lynch
ISBN: 0521849985 052161516X 9780521849982 9780521615167
OCLC Number: 64453270
Awards: Winner of Best Book Award - European Politics and Society Section of the American Political Science Association 2007
Description: xviii, 223 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction; 2. Measuring the age of welfare; 3. Age and the welfare state: theories and hypotheses; 4. Family allowances: wages, taxes, and the appeal to the self-employed; 5. Benefits for the unemployed: young and old in the fortress labor market; 6. Old-age pensions: the architecture of spending; 7. Conclusion.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in comparative politics.
Responsibility: Julia Lynch.
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