European welfare futures: The views of key influentials in six European countries on likely developments in social policy

TaylorGooby, P. (1997) European welfare futures: The views of key influentials in six European countries on likely developments in social policy. Social Policy & Administration, 31 (1). pp. 1-19. ISSN 0144-5596. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

The welfare state, having reached maturity in most European countries, faces challenges from economic, social and political developments. Some studies argue that common pressures are likely to evoke similar responses; others suggest that the differences between welfare regimes both permit and require different policies. It is also suggested that the single European market will require convergence in tax regimes, social provision and entitlements to ensure fairer competition and to prevent ''social dumping''. Analysis of data from a survey of politicians, representatives of business, trade unions, civil servants and others shows some convergence in the recognition of problems in welfare policy and in ideas about finance. However, debate about the response to similar issues often differs, according to the detail of institutional structure and the pattern of interests it produces.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: T.J. Sango
Date Deposited: 11 May 2009 14:20
Last Modified: 11 May 2009 14:20
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/17989 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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