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Reconciling work and poverty reduction. How successful are European welfare states?

Author: Bea Cantillon; Frank Vandenbroucke
Publisher: Cary : Oxford University Press US 2014.
Series: International policy exchange series.
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This book examines the link between poverty on the one hand and labour market participation and the distributive capacity of welfare states on the other hand. It focuses on the working-age population and the evolutions in Europe during the 'good economic years' before the financial crisis. The book provides social research in an accessible way. It introduces the reader into the various concepts of measuring poverty  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bea Cantillon; Frank Vandenbroucke
ISBN: 9780199926589 0199926581
OCLC Number: 869726452
Description: 464 pages.
Contents: Contents ; Preface ; Introduction ; Bea Cantillon, and Frank Vandenbroucke ; 1 Mapping At-Risk-of-Poverty Rates, Household Employment and Social Spending ; Frank Vandenbroucke, and Ron Diris ; 2 The Evolution of Poverty in the European Union: Concepts, Measurement and Data ; Koen Decancq, Tim Goedeme, Karel Van den Bosch, and Josefine Vanhille ; 3 Individual Employment, Household Employment and Risk of Poverty in the EU. A Decomposition Analysis ; Vincent Corluy, and Frank Vandenbroucke ; 4 In-Work Poverty ; Ive Marx, and Brian Nolan ; 5 Social Redistribution, Poverty and the Adequacy of Social Protection in the EU ; Bea Cantillon, Natascha Van Mechelen, Olivier Pintelon, and Aaron Van den Heede ; 6 The Redistributive Capacity of Services in the EU ; Gerlinde Verbist, and Manos Matsaganis ; 7 Who Benefits from Investment Policies? The Case of Family Activation in European Countries ; Wim Van Lancker, and Joris Ghysels ; 8 The Reform Capacities of European welfare states ; Anton Hemerijck ; 9 Identifying the skeleton of the social investment state: defining and measuring patterns of social policy change on the basis of expenditure data ; Johan De Deken ; 10 Beyond Social Investment. Which Concepts and Values for Social Policy-Making in Europe? ; Bea Cantillon ; Epilogue. What we know, don't know and need to know ; Frank Vandenbroucke, and Bea Cantillon ; Appendix. The Evolution of Public Social Spending 1985-2009 ; Leen Meeusen and Annemie Nys ; References ; Index
Series Title: International policy exchange series.
Responsibility: Bea Cantillon; Frank Vandenbroucke.

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This book examines the link between poverty on the one hand and labour market participation and the distributive capacity of welfare states on the other hand. It focuses on the working-age population and the evolutions in Europe during the 'good economic years' before the financial crisis. The book provides social research in an accessible way. It introduces the reader into the various concepts of measuring poverty and exclusion and discusses data limitations.

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"[This book] makes a significant contribution to understanding the complex relationship between poverty, work and social welfare." --James Midgley, School of Social Welfare, University of California, Read more...

 
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