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Reforming European Welfare States: Germany and the United Kingdom Compared

Jochen Clasen


The book investigates the processes of welfare state reform in the UK and Germany between the late 1970s and 2003. Adopting a programme-level perspective, it systematically compares processes of retrenchment, expansion and restructuring in three core social policy domains. The book suggests that unemployment support and public pension programmes have been subjected to retrenchment and restructuring, while family policies have been extended in both countries. However, patterns of retrenchment and restructuring differ across countries and programmes. Arguing in favour of multi-causal explanation ... More

Keywords: European welfare states, welfare reform, comparative analysis, social policy, labour market policy, unemployment policy, pension policy, family policy, Germany, UK

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780199270712
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2006 DOI:10.1093/0199270716.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jochen Clasen, author
Professor of Comparative Social Research, University of Stirling
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