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Why We Need a New Welfare State

Gøsta Esping-Andersen


Leading scholars in the field examine the highly topical issue of the future of the welfare state in Europe. They argue that welfare states need to adjust, and examine which kind of welfare architecture will further Europe's stated goal of maximum social inclusion and justice. The volume concentrates on four principal social‐policy domains: the aged and transition to retirement; the welfare issues related to profound changes in working life; the new risks and needs that arise in households and, especially, in families with children; and the challenges of creating gender equality. The analysis ... More

Keywords: children, Europe, families, gender equality, justice, old age, retirement, social inclusion, social policy, welfare state

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780199256433
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0199256438.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gøsta Esping-Andersen, editor
Professor of Sociology at Universidad Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain
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