"Welfare State Reform in Southern Europe "analyses policies against poverty and social exclusion in Italy, Spain, Portugal and Greece in the wider framework of welfare state reform in these countries, focusing especially on developments since the 1990s.
The specific focus is on innovations, experiments and debates relating to the guarantee of a minimum income to individuals and households lacking sufficient resources. The chapters on Italy, Spain, Portugal and Greece are organized around a common structure and include discussion of:
*Welfare state development in an historical perspective
*Poverty trends and anti-poverty policies
*Debates and initiatives in the field of minimum income.
The book includes a comparative introduction, which highlights the features of South European welfare states and an additional chapter illustrates developments occurring in the countries of Eastern and South Eastern Europe, discussing to what extent the experience of Southern Europe can be a useful point of reference for these countries.
This book will interest students and researchers in the field of welfare states and public policy.
|List of illustrations||p. vi|
|List of contributors||p. x|
|List of abbreviations||p. xii|
|Welfare states and social safety nets in Southern Europe: an introduction||p. 1|
|Greece - fighting with hands tied behind the back: anti-poverty policy without a minimum income||p. 33|
|Italy - striving uphill but stopping halfway: the troubled journey of the experimental minimum insertion income||p. 84|
|Spain - poverty, social exclusion and "safety nets"||p. 141|
|Portugal - a virtuous path towards minimum income?||p. 204|
|Poverty and the safety net in Eastern and South-Eastern Europe in the post-communist era||p. 266|
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Series: Routledge/EUI Studies in Political Economy
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 10th February 2005
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88 x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.61
Edition Number: 1