This accessible work provides a 'political sociology' of welfare states in industrial of a number of welfare regimes and looks at the transformations they have. Neil Gilbert. The author argues that there has been a turn away from the conventional welfare‐state emphasis on broad‐based entitlements, passive income supports, and publicly delivered benefits, towards a ne Keywords: benefits, change, enabling state, entitlement, Europe.
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Jill Quadagno pages 2 halftones, 8 line drawings, 1 map 6. Why did the United States lag behind Germany, Britain, and Sweden in adopting a national plan for the elderly? When the Social Security Act was finally enacted in , why did it depend on a class-based double standard? Why is old age welfare in the United States still less comprehensive than its European counterparts? In this sophisticated analytical chronicle of one hundred years of American welfare history, Jill Quadagno explores the curious birth of old age assistance in the United States.
Finally, scholars have also proposed to classify welfare regimes using 'outcomes', such as inequalities, poverty rates, response to different social risks, rather than simply focusing on institutional configurations. Show all results. To what extent were traditional institutions and practices preserved under the new circumstances resulting from the system change? Debruyne : The annual growth survey opening the door for social policy? Activation policies, such as childcare and measures to support the combination of work and family life, might initially benefit primarily those who are already employed.
Grounded in historical research and informed by social science theory, the study reveals how public assistance grew from colonial-era poor laws, locally financed and administered, into a massive federal bureaucracy. Table of Contents.
Preface 1. Theorizing the Welfare State 2. Old Age Security in Industrializing America 3.
Pensions in the Marketplace 5. Legislating Social Security 6.