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Income Maintenance Policy

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Income Maintenance Policy

9781840643251 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Michael Hill, Visiting Professor, Department of Social Policy and Politics, Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK
Publication Date: 2001 ISBN: 978 1 84064 325 1 Extent: 544 pp
This authoritative collection, which includes a new introduction surveying the fields, contains key contributions from the comparative literature on the politics of income maintenance policy.

In recent years theoretical work has been dominated by Gøsta Esping-Andersen’s regime theory. This volume demonstrates how that theory, together with arguments on convergence and path-dependency, has been applied to the comparative study of income maintenance policy. It highlights issues about the difference between social insurance and social assistance and about the important differences in the way women and families are treated. The collection looks at the literature that seeks to explain cutbacks, or their absence, highlighting issues about pensions policy.

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This authoritative collection, which includes a new introduction surveying the fields, contains key contributions from the comparative literature on the politics of income maintenance policy.

In recent years theoretical work has been dominated by Gøsta Esping-Andersen’s regime theory. This volume demonstrates how that theory, together with arguments on convergence and path-dependency, has been applied to the comparative study of income maintenance policy. It highlights issues about the difference between social insurance and social assistance and about the important differences in the way women and families are treated. The collection looks at the literature that seeks to explain cutbacks, or their absence, highlighting issues about pensions policy.

Income Maintenance Policy will be an invaluable source of literature for researchers, students and policymakers alike.
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24 articles, dating from 1992 to 1999
Contributors include: J. Bradshaw, F. Castles, G. Esping-Andersen, W. Korpi, D. Mitchell, A.S. Orloff, D. Sainsbury, A. Sinfield, P. Taylor-Gooby, C. Ungerson
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Acknowledgements
Introduction Michael Hill

PART I INCOME MAINTENANCE IN COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE: INTRODUCTION
1. Ola Sjöberg (1999), ‘Paying for Social Rights’
2. Jonathan Bradshaw and Jun-Rong Chen (1997), ‘Poverty in the UK. A Comparison with Nineteen Other Countries’
3. Adrian Sinfield (1998), ‘Social Protection Versus Tax Benefits’
PART II COMPARATIVE WELFARE STATE THEORY: THE ANALYSIS OF REGIME TYPES
4. Gøsta Esping-Andersen (1997), ‘Hybrid or Unique?: The Japanese Welfare State Between Europe and America’
5. Frances G. Castles and Deborah Mitchell (1992), ‘Identifying Welfare State Regimes: The Links Between Politics, Instruments and Outcomes’
6. John Myles (1998), ‘How to Design a “Liberal” Welfare State: A Comparison of Canada and the United States’
7. Huck-Ju Kwon (1997), ‘Beyond European Welfare Regimes: Comparative Perspectives on East Asian Welfare Systems’
8. Walter Korpi and Joakim Palme (1998), ‘The Paradox of Redistribution and Strategies of Equality: Welfare State Institutions, Inequality, and Poverty in the Western Countries’
PART III SOCIAL ASSISTANCE, UNEMPLOYMENT AND THE ‘UNDER CLASS’
9. Ian Gough, Jonathan Bradshaw, John Ditch, Tony Eardley and Peter Whiteford (1997), ‘Social Assistance in OECD Countries’
10. Martin Seeleib-Kaiser (1995), ‘The Development of Social Assistance and Unemployment Insurance in Germany and Japan’
11. Jochen Clasen (1999), ‘Beyond Social Security: The Economic Value of Giving Money to Unemployed People’
12. Kirk Mann (1994), ‘Watching the Defectives: Observers of the Underclass in the USA, Britain and Australia’
PART IV ISSUES ABOUT FAMILY POLICY AND FAMILIST IDEOLOGIES
13. Ann Shola Orloff (1993), ‘Gender and the Social Rights of Citizenship: The Comparative Analysis of Gender Relations and Welfare States’
14. Diane Sainsbury (1993), ‘Dual Welfare and Sex Segregation of Access to Social Benefits: Income Maintenance Policies in the UK, the US, the Netherlands and Sweden’
15. Maurizio Ferrera (1996), ‘The “Southern Model” of Welfare in Social Europe’
16. Clare Ungerson (1995), ‘Gender, Cash and Informal Care: European Perspectives and Dilemmas’
17. Jonathan Bradshaw, John Ditch, Hilary Holmes and Peter Whiteford (1993), ‘Conclusions’
PART V THE COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF CUTBACKS
18. Mary Daly (1997), ‘Welfare States Under Pressure: Cash Benefits in European Welfare States Over the Last Ten Years’
19. Peter Taylor-Gooby (1996), ‘Eurosclerosis in European Welfare States: Regime Theory and the Dynamics of Change’
20. Giuliano Bonoli, Vic George and Peter Taylor-Gooby (1996), ‘Politics Against Convergence? Current Trends in European Social Policy’
21. Francis G. Castles and Christopher Pierson (1996), ‘A New Convergence? Recent Policy Developments in the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand’
PART VI PENSIONS POLICY: FORCES TOWARDS A CONVERGENCE
22. OECD (1988), ‘Summary and Policy Implications’
23. Roger Beattie and Warren McGillivray (1995), ‘A Risky Strategy: Reflections on the World Bank Report Averting the Old Age Crisis’
24. Paul Johnson (1999), ‘The Measurement of Social Security Convergence: The Case of European Public Pension Systems Since 1950’
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