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Reforming European welfare states : Germany and the United Kingdom compared

Author: Jochen Clasen
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the first in-depth comparison of the UK and Germany as two large, but highly distinct, European welfare states. This analysis provides a systematic comparison of policy change across each country in three core areas: unemployment support, pensions, and family policy.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jochen Clasen
ISBN: 9780199232017 0199232016 0199270716 9780199270712
OCLC Number: 124949742
Description: xii, 249 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Welfare state reform and restructuring --
Motives, means, and opportunities : analytical perspectives --
Supporting unemployed people : income protection and activation --
Retirement pensions --
Family policy : charting new waters --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Jochen Clasen.

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