This title was first published in 2001. Ethical considerations play a key role in both the theoretical and practical functioning of the welfare state. The contributors to this book examine these ethical issues, and demonstrate how value judgements must be integrated into any analysis of social security reform.
Table of Contents
Contents: Introduction and overview, Erik Schokkaert. Ethical Concepts and Principles: Altruism, efficiency and justice: ethical challenges to the welfare state, Erik Schokkaert;
The ethics and the normgiving: the example of rehabilitation, Lotta Westerhall;
Crossing frontiers: migration and social security, Simon Roberts;
Alternative measures of national poverty: perspectives and assessment, Robert H. Haveman and Melissa Mullikin;
The measurement of absolute poverty, Jonathan Bradshaw. Ethics and Attitudes: Popularity and participation: social security reform in Australia, Peter Saunders and Maneerat Pinyopusarerk;
Coping with risk: attitudes towards private unemployment insurance in Britain and Germany, Andreas Cebulla. Ethics and the Evaluation of Concrete Institutions: The pre-market phase: the transition from a state-controlled to a market-based social security system, Jasper C. van den Brink and Esther N. Bergsma;
Public programs create private incentives and disincentives toward work, Barbara L. Wolfe;
Social security, intergovernmental fiscal relations and efficiency: the case of the two systems of public assistance for the unemployed in Germany, Martin T.W. Rosenfeld;
Skills, gender equality and the distributional impact of female labour market participation in the three worlds of welfare capitalism, Bea Cantillon, Joris Ghysels, Ninke Mussche and Rudi van Dam;
What determines work resumption from long sickness spells? - an analysis of six countries, Edward Palmer and Ali Tasiran; Demographic change and partial funding: is the Swedish pension reform a role model for Germany?, Jochen Jagob and Werner Sesselmeier; List of contributors.
Erik Schokkaert, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium
'The volume gains through being consciously theoretical whilst examining practical policy problems, and gains through being comparative across nations.' Citizen's Income Newsletter