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Social Welfare in Developed Market Countries

1st Edition

Edited by John Dixon, Robert P. Scheurell

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422 pages

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Description

First published in 1989, this book analyses social welfare in countries with highly developed economies, at that time. For each country it considers the ideological framework underlying the social welfare system and describes the historical development of both the system and the political and socio-economic context. Each chapter looks at the structure and administration of the systems in place and how these are financed. This is followed by a consideration of the nature of different parts of the welfare system, a survey of social security, personal social services and the treatment of the following key target groups: the aged; those with disabilities and handicaps; children and youth; disadvantaged families; the unemployed; and the sick and injured. Each chapter concludes with an assessment of the effectiveness of the system considered.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Preface; Contributors; Australia John McCallum; Canada Donald F. Bellamy and Allan Irving; Germany, West C. Wolfgang Muller; Italy Maurizio Ferrera; The Netherlands Stephen Uttley; Norway Hildegunn M. Forsund; Sweden Sven E. Olsson; United Kingdom Jane Keithley; United States of America Robert S. Magill; Appendices; Index

About the Series

Routledge Revivals: Comparative Social Welfare

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC026000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General