Social Sciences || Politics & International Relations
Welfare State Reform in Southern Europe -Fighting poverty and social exclusion in Italy, Spain, Portugal and Greece
Editor : Maurizio Ferrera
Illustrations : 17 line figures and 68 tables
Master eBook ISBN10 : 0-203-35690-X
Master eBook ISBN13 : 978-0-203-35690-6
No of pages : 320
eBook Price : $41.95
Originally Published : 3 Feb 2005
Welfare State Reform in Southern Europe analyses policies against poverty and social exclusion in Italy, Spain, Portugal and Greece in the wider framework of welfare state reform in these countries, focusing especially on developments since the 1990s.
The specific focus is on innovations, experiments and debates relating to the guarantee of a minimum income to individuals and households lacking sufficient resources. The chapters on Italy, Spain, Portugal and Greece are organized around a common structure and include discussion of:
*Welfare state development in an historical perspective
*Poverty trends and anti-poverty policies
*Debates and initiatives in the field of minimum income.
The book includes a comparative introduction, which highlights the features of South European welfare states and an additional chapter illustrates developments occurring in the countries of Eastern and South Eastern Europe, discussing to what extent the experience of Southern Europe can be a useful point of reference for these countries.
This book will interest students and researchers in the field of welfare states and public policy.
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Table of contents : 1. Welfare States and Social Safety Nets in Southern Europe: An Introduction - Maurizio Ferrera
2. Greece: Fighting with the Hands Tied Behind the Back - Manos Matsaganis
3. Italy: Striving Uphill but Stopping Halfway - Stefano Sacchi and Francesca Bastagli
4. Spain: Poverty, Social Exclusion and 'Safety Nets' - Ana Arriba and Luis Moreno
5. Portugal: A Virtuous Path Towards Minimum Income? - Luis Capucha (coord.), Teresa Bomba, Rita Fernandes and Gisela Matos
6. Poverty and the Safety Net in Eastern and South Eastern Europe in the Post-Communist Era - Dimitri A. Sotiropoulos