This new study delivers a detailed analysis of the efforts being made to reduce poverty and social exclusion in Portugal, Spain, Italy and Greece. After an initial discussion of the 'southern model' of the welfare state, the situation of each country is clearly illustrated. This book also discusses how the experience of southern Europe might bear upon the situation of the East European accession countries. This is excellent reading for those interested in social change across Europe and beyond.
1. Welfare States and Social Safety Nets in Southern Europe: An Introduction 2. Greece: Fighting with the Hands Tied Behind the Back 3. Italy: Striving Uphill but Stopping Halfway 4. Spain: Poverty, Social Exclusion and 'Safety Nets' 5. Portugal: A Virtuous Path Towards Minimum Income? 6. Poverty and the Safety Net in Eastern and South Eastern Europe in the Post-Communist Era
This series presents leading edge research on the recasting of European welfare states. The series is interdisciplinary, featuring contributions from experts in economics, political science and social policy. The books provide a comparative analysis of topical issues, including: