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Welfare states and the challenge of unemployment

Jochen Clasen, Martin Rhodes og Maurizio Ferrera

Routledge 2006. 288 s. ISBN 0415348986
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This book provides a systematic analysis of the changing profile of unemployment benefit systems across twelve European countries. It explores the reasons for those changes and assesses their consequences - both for the nature of the systems and for the policy outcomes in terms of unemployment protection and employment activation.

1. Analytical Introduction and Overview 2. Belgium 3. The United Kingdom 4. The Netherlands 5. France 6. Portugal 7. Italy 8. Germany 9. Austria 10. Spain 11. Sweden, Denmark and Finland 12. Conclusions

Author Biography:
Jochen Clasen is Professor of Comparative Social Research and Director of the Centre of Comparitive Research in Social Welfare. Maurizio Ferrera is professor in the Department of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Pavia, Italy. Martin Rhodes is a professor at the Robert Schuman Centre, European University Institute.