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Transformations in Social Security Systems

IIAS Monographs

Paperback Published: 1st January 1997
ISBN: 9789051993387
Number Of Pages: 136

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In this book comparative analysis is given of the way governments and social security systems reacted to the challenges facing established social security systems - and also social security systems to be established - in the context of the end of the XXth century: globalization and the changes it has brought in the perception and possibilities of establishing or maintaining the welfare state. The selection of countries is due to both scientific criteria - it has been decided to start with western industrialized countries - and non scientific ones: the availability of specialists in selected countries. It is clear therefore that, even if restricted to western industrialized countries, the sample of countries which are studied here are not representative of all the main systems of social security. Countries such as Germany, France and the Netherlands are clearly missing for those readers who are looking for a broad description of existing systems. Looking at the different chapters of this book, a rather diverse and broad overview of problems and solutions are given, adapting social security systems to the environment of the XXIst century.

Introductionp. 1
Canadian Governments and Social Policy Issues: Fiscal Urgency, Federal Tensions and Social Changep. 15
Social Security in Denmark, Finland and other Nordic Countries: the Welfare State is Still Alivep. 43
A Review of Irish Social Security Policy: Managing Conflicting and Complex Policy Objectives at a Time of High Unemploymentp. 59
From Welfare State to Welfare Management: Changes in the United Kingdom Social Security Systemp. 89
Social Security in the United States: from the Welfare State to the Enabling Statep. 111
About the Contributorsp. 123
About the Working Group Membersp. 125
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ISBN: 9789051993387
ISBN-10: 9051993382
Series: IIAS Monographs
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 136
Published: 1st January 1997
Publisher: IOS Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 0.7
Weight (kg): 0.2
Edition Number: 1