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.
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