Converging Worlds of Welfare?: British and German Social Policy in the 21st Century by Jochen ClasenConverging Worlds of Welfare?: British and German Social Policy in the 21st Century by Jochen Clasen

Converging Worlds of Welfare?: British and German Social Policy in the 21st Century

EditorJochen Clasen

Hardcover | June 26, 2011

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This book takes stock of major and recent developments in welfare policy in the UK and Germany. Concentrating on trends since the 1990s it compares the similarities and differences between the two countries and analyses the degree to which social attitudes towards welfare provision, fairness,and social justice have changed. It focuses on the policy areas that have been particularly affected in recent years and examines change and possible convergence across three public policy domains: family policy, pensions and policies aimed at social and labour market integration. The book covers both public provision as well as the role of company-based social protection. Based on new empirical survey research as well as focus group interviews, the contributions analyse the ways in which social policies have adapted to common and country-specific challenges, and provide anunderstanding of the changing welfare landscapes in the UK and Germany.
Jochen Clasen gained his Diploma in Sociology from the Free University of Berlin in 1988 and his PhD in Sociology and Social Policy from the University of Edinburgh in 1992. Prof. Clasen is an expert in cross-national research on social security and unemployment policy, and has particular expertise in social policy comparisons between...
Title:Converging Worlds of Welfare?: British and German Social Policy in the 21st CenturyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:368 pagesPublished:June 26, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199584494

ISBN - 13:9780199584499

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Table of Contents

1. Jochen Clasen: IntroductionPart I: Welfare Values2. Christoph Burkhardt, Rose Martin, Steffen Mau and Peter Taylor-Gooby: Differing notions of social welfare? Britain and Germany Compared3. Peter Taylor-Gooby and Rose Martin: Fairness and Social Provision: Qualitative Evidence from Germany and the UK4. Christoph Burkhardt and Steffen Mau: Challenges of Ethnic Diversity: Results from a Qualitative StudyPart II: Welfare PoliciesPart II A: Supporting Families5. Mary Daly: Family Policy - Striving for Sustainability6. Ann-Kathrin Juttner, Sigrid Leitner and Anneli Ruling: Increasing Returns: The New Economy of Family Policy in Britain and Germany7. Lisa Warth: Family-friendly Working Time Policy in Germany and the United Kingdom8. Timo Fleckenstein and Martin Seeleib-Kaiser: Cross-national Perspectives on Firm-level Family Policies: Britain, Germany and the US ComparedPart II B: Supporting Pensioners9. Traute Meyer and Paul Bridgen: Towards German Liberalism and British Social Democracy: The Evolution of Two Public-occupational Pension Regimes from 1945 to 200910. Paul Bridgen and Traute Meyer: The Impact of the New Public and Private Pension Settlements in Britain and Germany on Citizen's Income in Old Age11. Michaela Willert: Can Private Insurers Bridge the Savings Gap? Regulation and Performance of Personal Pensions in Great Britain and GermanyPart II C: Employment and Unemployment12. Kathrin Leuze: Higher Education and Graduate Employment - The Importance of Occupational Specificity in Germany and Britain13. Jochen Clasen: From Unemployment Protection to 'Work First'. Is German Labour Market Policy Becoming British?14. Jochen Clasen, Steffen Mau, Traute Meyer and Martin Seeleib-Kaiser: Conclusion: Parallel Paths, Great Similarities, Prevailing Differences