Started in 1990, the series presents monographs and collective volumes focusing on outcomes of research organized by the European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research. Studies in this series are mostly cross-national and comparative, interdisciplinary and empirical, with both a theoretical and a policy orientation.
New Frontiers in Microsimulation Modelling
Rescaling Social Policies towards Multilevel Governance in Europe Social Assistance, Activation and Care for Older People
Tax and Benefit Policies in the Enlarged Europe Assessing the Impact with Microsimulation Models
Well-Being of Older People in Ageing Societies
By Ann Harding, Asghar Zaidi
October 28, 2009
In the past fifteen years, microsimulation models have become firmly established as vital tools for analysis of the distributional impact of changes in governmental programmes. Across Europe, the US, Canada and Australia, microsimulation models are used extensively to assess who are the winners and...
By Asghar Zaidi, Bernd Marin
December 10, 2007
The Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing (MIPAA), adopted at the Second World Assembly on Ageing, is the first international agreement that specifically recognises the potential of older people to contribute to the development of their societies. In monitoring its implementation two key ...
By Yuri Kazepov
August 09, 2010
The workings of multi-level governance -- institutional choices concerning centralisation, decentralisation and subsidiarity -- are widely debated within European public policy, but few systematic studies assessing the effects of changing divisions of power for policy-making have been carried out. ...
By Bernd Marin, Eszter Zólyomi
February 17, 2010
How different are fe/male life courses, and why? What is good, bad, or best for women under these or probable future circumstances? This ground-breaking book explores the difficulties women face in working life and retirement - and asks what can be done to achieve more gender equality and fairness ...
By Holly Sutherland, Orsolya Lelkes
June 30, 2009
This book offers the first systematic assessment of income redistribution in Eastern Europe, within a comparative European perspective, and it demonstrates the future research potential of microsimulation techniques in this region. The book's chapters are based on a unique instrument -- EUROMOD: ...
By Jacek Moskalewicz, Irmgard Eisenbach-Stangl
May 28, 2009
Two Worlds of Drug Consumption in Late Modern Societies reports the findings of an empirical study of drug users in London, Amsterdam, Turin, Prague, Vienna and Warsaw, European cities representative of a wide range of drug problems and public policies. The innovative study reconceives the ...
By Manuela Sofia Stanculescu, Tine Stanovnik
May 22, 2009
This book describes and quantifies the major socioeconomic changes that have occurred in four new member states of the EU (Slovenia, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria) since the early 1990s. The period covered was a particularly turbulent one, not only because of the transition process which was well ...
By Asghar Zaidi
November 20, 2008
Well-Being of Older People in Ageing Societies poses answers to the question of how we can measure and conceptualize the well-being of older people. It focuses on the future research agenda and policy reforms that will be necessary to maintain a decent well-being for older people, given the context...
By Christopher Prinz, Bernd Marin
April 28, 2004
Bringing together contributions from institutions such as the OECD, the WHO, the World Bank and the European Disability Forum, as well as policy makers and researchers, this volume focuses on disability and work. The contributors address a wide range of issues including what it means to be disabled...