By Ive Marx
Social scientists, politicians, and economists have lately been fascinated with the concept the complex welfare states of Europe face a “New Social Question.” The center concept is that the transition from an commercial to a postindustrial setting has introduced with it an entire new set of social dangers, constraints, and trade-offs, which necessitate radical recalibration of social safeguard platforms. a brand new Social query? analyzes that question intensive, with specific realization to the matter of source of revenue safeguard and the problems dealing with Bismarckian welfare states. it will likely be helpful studying for someone attracted to figuring out the way forward for eu social coverage.
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There is a general line of reasoning behind this hypothesis and there is also a line of reasoning that applies particularly to so-called conservative welfare states. In the general argument, global and essentially uncontrollable economic forces such as globalisation, deindustrialisation and technological change play a central role. Belgium is an interesting case because of the comparatively rapid pace of deindustrialisation during the 1970s and 1980s (from a comparatively high initial share of manufacturing industry output in total output), which had a tremendous impact on low-skilled employment.
It contains beneﬁt dependency rates as calculated by the Dutch Ministry of Social Aﬀ airs and Employment (Ministerie Sociale Zaken 2002). These dependency rates express the total volume of workingage beneﬁt dependency in full-time equivalents (fte) as a ratio of the total working-age population. It is based on the number of people on unemployment beneﬁts, sickness and invalidity beneﬁts, early retirement beneﬁts as well as people on social assistance. Account is also taken of the degree of dependence since not everyone who is dependent receives full beneﬁts.
3). Not surprisingly, the single most important determinant of increased living standards was the rise in double earnership. 2 Determinants of living standard rise among working-age population (25-65 years), Flanders 1976-1997 150 100 50 All 1st ed. 3 Position partner Social security Determinants of living standard rise among working-age population (25-65 years), Flanders 1976-1997 100 80 60 40 All 20 1st ed. indd 50 8-12-2006 15:12:46 in the lowest educational attainment quartile. At the same time, however, social security played an almost equally important role in compensating for the more severe downward pressure on living standards of the low-skilled caused by deteriorated breadwinner employment rates and earnings.
A New Social Question?: On Minimum Income Protection in the Postindustrial Era (Changing Welfare States Series) by Ive Marx