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Welfare State Reform in Southern Europe : Fighting Poverty and Social Exclusion in Greece, Italy, Spain and Portugal - Maurizio Ferrera

Welfare State Reform in Southern Europe

Fighting Poverty and Social Exclusion in Greece, Italy, Spain and Portugal

By: Maurizio Ferrera (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 10th February 2005
ISBN: 9780415324090
Number Of Pages: 306

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"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 illustrationsp. vi
List of contributorsp. x
Acknowledgementsp. xi
List of abbreviationsp. xii
Welfare states and social safety nets in Southern Europe: an introductionp. 1
Greece - fighting with hands tied behind the back: anti-poverty policy without a minimum incomep. 33
Italy - striving uphill but stopping halfway: the troubled journey of the experimental minimum insertion incomep. 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 erap. 266
Indexp. 297
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ISBN: 9780415324090
ISBN-10: 0415324092
Series: Routledge/Eui Studies in the Political Economy of Welfare
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 306
Published: 10th February 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.05  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.62
Edition Number: 1