This book presents survey data to devise a framework for a better understanding of the effects of welfare state policy on the chronically unemployed. It analyzes the personal and political worlds behind the social mechanisms behind the welfare state.
Table of Contents
Part One: Introduction 1. Cultures of the Welfare State 2. The Central Issues of the Study Part Two: Empirical Study 3. A Jobless Market 4. Making Ends Meet 5. Dealing with Time 6. Looking for a Job 7. The Perception of Rights and Obligations 8. Part Three: Analysis and Comparisons 9. Cultures of Unemployment 10. Homo Calculans and Homo Honoris 11. A Profile of Urban Poverty