Download e-book for iPad: An Offer You Can't Refuse : Workfare in International by Ivar Lodemel, Heather Trickey

By Ivar Lodemel, Heather Trickey

ISBN-10: 1861341954

ISBN-13: 9781861341952

Within the Nineties, the built global has witnessed a pendulum swing clear of unconditional entitlement to social advice in the direction of higher emphasis on responsibilities and prerequisites tied to the receipt of economic suggestions. With the advent of "targeting" via administrative reforms, stipulations of entitlement were narrowed. The fabricated from study funded by way of the eu Union, this identify compares "work-for-welfare" (workfare) regulations objectively. It considers famous schemes from the us along extra missed examples of workfare to be present in six eu nations.

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Offensive workfare’ is integrative, reaches out to a wide range of recipient groups, including those who have problems other than unemployment, and emphasises ‘activation’, skill development and ‘empowerment’. ‘Defensive workfare’ on the other hand is preventive and punitive and is concerned with ‘benefit reduction’, ‘flexibility’ and ‘control’. 2 1 Gough et al (1997). 2 Gough et al: the authors constructed relative benefit levels, which they calculated by comparing disposable incomes of people receiving social assistance with disposable incomes of the same household type where the head was earning average male earnings.

Abel-Smith and K. Titmuss (eds) London: George Allen & Unwin. Torfing, J. (1999) ‘Workfare with welfare: recent reforms in the Danish welfare state’, Journal of European Social Policy, vol 1, pp 5-28. 2000. Walker, R. (1991) Thinking about workfare: Evidence from the US, London: HMSO. 38 A new contract for social assistance Walker, R. (1999) ‘The Americanisation of British welfare: a case study of policy transfer’, Focus, Journal of the Institute for Research on Poverty, University of Madison-Wisconsin, vol 19, no 3, pp 32-40.

Titmuss (eds) London: George Allen & Unwin. Torfing, J. (1999) ‘Workfare with welfare: recent reforms in the Danish welfare state’, Journal of European Social Policy, vol 1, pp 5-28. 2000. Walker, R. (1991) Thinking about workfare: Evidence from the US, London: HMSO. 38 A new contract for social assistance Walker, R. (1999) ‘The Americanisation of British welfare: a case study of policy transfer’, Focus, Journal of the Institute for Research on Poverty, University of Madison-Wisconsin, vol 19, no 3, pp 32-40.

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