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Age in the Welfare State: The Origins of Social Spending on Pensioners, Workers, and Children (Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics)

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Publisher Comments:

This book asks why some countries devote the lion's share of their social policy resources to the elderly, while others have a more balanced repertoire of social spending. Far from being the outcome of demands for welfare spending by powerful age-based groups in society, the 'age' of welfare is an unintended consequence of the way that social programs are set up. The way that politicians use welfare state spending to compete for votes, along either programmatic or particularistic lines, locks these early institutional choices into place. So while society is changing - aging, divorcing, moving in and out of the labor force over the life course in new ways - social policies do not evolve to catch up. The result, in occupational welfare states like Italy, the United States, and Japan, is social spending that favors the elderly and leaves working-aged adults and children largely to fend for themselves.

Synopsis:

'This book is about why state spending on things like pensions, unemployment benefits, and family allowances is tilted towards the elderly in some countries but not in others. The novel way of looking at what welfare states do leads to very different conclusions from the standard literature.\n

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Synopsis:

Examines the different approaches in state spending on pensions and benefits in various countries.

Table of Contents

'1. Introduction; 2. Measuring the age of welfare; 3. Age and the welfare state: theories and hypotheses; 4. Family allowances: wages, taxes, and the appeal to the self-employed; 5. Benefits for the unemployed: young and old in the fortress labor market; 6. Old-age pensions: the architecture of spending; 7. Conclusion.\n

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780521615167
Author:
Lynch, Julia
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Editor:
Lange, Peter
Editor:
Bates, Robert H.
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Public welfare
Subject:
Age groups
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
Public Policy - Social Services & Welfare
Subject:
Age discrimination.
Subject:
Sociology-Children and Family
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics
Publication Date:
20060531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
223
Dimensions:
9.00x6.06x.68 in. .77 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , 'This book is about why state spending on things like pensions, unemployment benefits, and family allowances is tilted towards the elderly in some countries but not in others. The novel way of looking at what welfare states do leads to very different conclusions from the standard literature.\n

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"Synopsis" by , Examines the different approaches in state spending on pensions and benefits in various countries.
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