Comparing welfare states

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Sage Publications, published in association with The Open University , London, Newbury Park, Calif
Social policy -- Cross-cultural studies., Public welfare -- Cross-cultural studies., Public welfare -- Great Britain., Welfare state., Great Britain -- Social po
Other titlesFamily life and social policy.
Statementedited by Allan Cochrane, John Clarke and Sharon Gewirtz.
ContributionsCochrane, Allan., Clarke, John, 1950-
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHN16 .C66 1993
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 274 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22458218M
ISBN 100761970894, 0761970908

This book challenges the popular thesis of a downward trend in the viability of welfare states in competitive market economies. With approaches ranging from historical case studies to cross-national analyses, the contributors explore various aspects of the relationships between welfare states, industrial relations, financial government and production : Hardcover.

The chapters highlight the richness, complexity and dynamics of welfare regimes in different countries, while ar the same time considering shared features and trends. Comparing Welfare States provides a unique way into analysis of the British welfare state through its wider international focus.

In this extensively revised second edition, the British case is related to the experiences of the United States Cited by: Comparing Welfare States provides a unique way into analysis of the British welfare state through its wider international focus.

In this extensively revised second edition, the British case. Comparing Welfare States provides a unique way into analysis of the British welfare state through its wider international focus.

In this extensively revised second edition, the British case is related to the experiences of the United States of America, Sweden, Germany and Ireland, and set in the context of policy issues within the European Union.

Comparing Britain and Germany, with its two very different welfare states, it provides a European perspective on the changing approaches to welfare.

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This book will be of interest to those wanting to learn more about the politics of the welfare state and of relevance to students and academics in the fields of political economy and comparative.

Not all governments have equally extensive social welfare systems. Great Britain and the Scandinavian countries, often termed "welfare states," have wide-ranging social welfare legislation. Britain's National Health Service, for example, was established () to provide free medical treatment to all.

The Oxford Handbook of the Welfare State is the authoritative and definitive guide to the contemporary welfare state. In a volume consisting of nearly fifty newly-written chapters, a broad range of the world's leading scholars offer a comprehensive account of everything one needs to know about the modern welfare state.

The book is divided into eight sections. Allan Cochrane and John Clarke, Comparing Welfare States: Britain in International Context. Newbury Park, CA: Sage, $ papercover.

This collection of articles sets out to shed light on two is-sues: (1) to show the value of cross-national comparison in social policy; (2) to develop "understanding of welfare systems in a.

review the literature on comparing welfare state regimes over the last two decades; it will focus particularly on the main methodological questions in order to assess the usefulness and pitfalls of comparing welfare states with the help of typologies.

Prof. Bernhard Ebbinghaus Chair in. Produced in large format, Comparing Welfare States is a course book on the Open University course Family Life and Social Policy (D).3/5(1). Comparing Welfare States provides a unique way into analysis of the British welfare state through its wider international focus.

In this extensively revised second edition, the British case is related to the experiences of the United States of America, Sweden, Germany and Ireland, and set in the context of policy issues within the European Union/5(3). ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: VIII, s.: il.

; 25 cm. Contents: Comparing Welfare States. - Allan Cochrane, John Clarke and Sharon GewirtzThe Construction of the British Welfare State - - John Clarke, Mary Langan and Fiona WilliamsRemaking Welfare - John Clarke, Mary Langan and Fiona Williams The British welfare.

Daly, Mary. "Comparing Welfare States: Towards a Gender Friendly Approach." In Gendering Welfare States, edited by Diane Sainsbury,SAGE Modern Politics Series Volume 35 Sponsored by the European Consortium for Political Research/ECPR.

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(ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(3). This book is an invaluable text for students of British and comparative social and public policy, and to all of those interested in the study of European welfare states.

Comparing Welfare States is a course book for the Open University course, Family Life Pages: In the United States public assistance has increasingly come under state and federal control, although private philanthropy still plays a major role. By the early s the Clinton administration approved changes in many states' welfare systems, including work requirements in exchange for benefits (so-called workfare) and time limits.

In Welfare States This page introduces comparative social policy. It discusses the welfare state in Britain, France, Sweden, Germany, the United States, the European Union and developing countries. It is part of 'An Introduction to Social Policy'. Praise of the First Edition `A clear and concise introduction to comparative social policy.

It provides students with a framework in which to analyse the British welfare regime and to compare it with those developed and developing elsewhere' - Hilary Graham, Professor of Applied Social Studies, University of Warwick `This book is well written and presented.

The book compares the framework and policy content of the social welfare system in China and the United States. The book covers topics such as child welfare and family policy, elderly welfare, non-government organizations, medical health, and issues related disabled population.

This book challenges the popular thesis of a downward trend in the viability of welfare states in competitive market economies. With approaches ranging from historical case studies to cross-national analyses, the contributors explore various aspects of the relationships between welfare states, industrial relations, financial government and production systems.

The chapters highlight the richness, complexity and dynamics of welfare regimes in different countries, while ar the same time considering shared features and ing Welfare States provides a unique way into analysis of the British welfare state through its wider international focus.

Comparing the various policy choices made across France, the Netherlands, Sweden, and the United States, the book shows that there are differences in the extent to which societies accept both the idea of working mothers and the role of the state in.

America’s ‘welfare state’ is shameful: the UK shouldn’t follow our lead In Britain, it’s skivers v strivers, in the US makers v takers – but behind the rhetoric it’s all about.

Robert is a leading authority on poverty, welfare programs and immigration in America. It is generally argued that the U.S. has a small social welfare system compared to other rich nations and far. 1) The Nordic system kills innovation, and the United States’ adopting it would have dire consequences for the world economy.

As Daron Acemoglu, an. A brief answer is that there appears to be little comparison. The modern welfare state in the UK is very well established and has it’s roots back in - the start of the NHS.

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However, there was a type of welfare state in Victorian times -The We. A Handbook of Comparative Social Policy, Second Edition Edited by Patricia Kennett, Professor, School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol, UK The current context of social policy is one in which many of the old certainties of the past have been eroded.

States differ in the amount of federal aid they receive. The top recipient of federal aid in FY was Mississippi, which relied on federal assistance for percent of its revenue. Other states heavily reliant on federal assistance include Louisiana ( percent), Tennessee ( percent), Montana ( percent), and Kentucky (   The U.S.

Census Bureau has released its annual poverty report. Conventional wisdom holds that the U.S. has a small social welfare system and far more poverty compared with other affluent : Robert Rector.

This page lists countries by spending on social welfare. Countries with the highest levels of spending are more likely to be considered welfare states. 1 As a percentage of GDP. Public social spending. Total net social spending. As a percentage of GDP.

These tables are lists of social welfare spending as a percentage of GDP compiled by. The welfare regime theory of Gøsta Esping Andersen has greatly influenced literatures, research, policies and comparison of welfare state since the 90’s when the book “three worlds of welfare capitalism” was published.The “Welfare State” refers to the set of interventions organised by the state which are aimed at guaranteeing the provision of a minimum level of services to the population via a system of social protection.; The origins of this system of social protection can be traced back to the end of the 19 th century in the Germany of Chancellor Bismarck.

However, this system only became.5. Different welfare states in Europe. 32Thus far we have compared the US versus Europe welfare state as if a single type of European welfare system existed. This is a simplification which was useful for the broad analysis of above, but clearly there are vast differences across European welfare states.