Why We Need a New Welfare State

Paperback | August 1, 2002

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Leading scholars in the field examine the highly topical issue of the future the welfare state in Europe. They argue that welfare states need to adjust and examine which kind of welfare architecture will further Europe's stated goal of maximum social inclusion and justice. This volume concentrates on four principle social domains; the aged and transition to retirement; the welfare issues related to profound changes in working life; the risks and needs that arise in households and, especially, in child families; and the challenges of creating gender equality.

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Leading scholars in the field examine the highly topical issue of the future the welfare state in Europe. They argue that welfare states need to adjust and examine which kind of welfare architecture will further Europe's stated goal of maximum social inclusion and justice. This volume concentrates on four principle social domains; the ...

Gosta Esping-Andersen is a Professor of Sociology at Universidad Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain.

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Format:PaperbackPublished:August 1, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Frank Vandenbroucke (Belgian Minister for Social Affairs): Foreword1. Gosta Esping Andersen: Towards the Good Society, Once Again?2. Gosta Esping Andersen: A Child Centred Social Investment Strategy3. Gosta Esping Andersen: A New Gender Contract4. Duncan Gallie: The Quality of Working Life in Welfare Strategy5. John Myles: A New Social Contract for the Elderly6. Anton Hemerijck: The Self-Transformation of the European Social Models