A New Social Question?
Title
A New Social Question?
Subtitle
On Minimum Income Protection in the Postindustrial Era
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€ 43,95
ISBN
9789053569252
Format
Paperback
Number of pages
288
Language
English
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Dimensions
15.6 x 23.4 cm
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Table of Contents - 6 1 The Decline of Self-Reliance in Advanced Welfare States - 24 2 The Demand Shift against the Less-Skilled - 62 3 Low Pay and Poverty: Anatomy of a ‘New’ Social Risk - 98 4 On the Limits to Incrementalism in Income Protection Policy: The Case of Structural Unemployment in Belgium - 122 5 How Responsive Are Poverty Rates to Job Growth? - 166 6 Alternatives to Passive Income Support: - 196 Overall Conclusion - 230 List of Tables and Figures - 238 References - 244 Index - 278

Ive Marx

A New Social Question?

On Minimum Income Protection in the Postindustrial Era

Advanced welfare states are said to be facing, in the words of Pierre Rosanvallon, a "New Social Question". The idea here, and it is a widely shared one, is that the transition from an industrial to a postindustrial environment has brought with it a whole new set of social risks, constraints and trade-offs which necessitate radical recalibration of social security systems. This book analyses in some depth how economic change has impacted on minimum income protection in advanced welfare states. There is a particular focus on how Bismarckian welfare states have fared over recent decades.


Author

Ive Marx

Ive Marx is Research Fellow at the Centre for Social Policy at the University of Antwerp, Belgium