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256 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198817055

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The Welfare State in Europe

Economic and Social Perspectives

Second Edition

Pierre Pestieau and Mathieu Lefebvre

  • Measures the performance of individual welfare states to provide a unique assessment of where each welfare state stands in comparison to others
  • Highlights the needs of long term care to answer the question of why a public scheme is needed and what type is suitable
  • Focuses on rising social polarization and the failure of traditional social tools

New to this Edition:

  • Expands its original focus on the European Union to cover Europe in its entirety
  • Includes a brand new chapter on long term care
  • Fully updated and with new or totally modified chapters covering employment, health, and retirement
  • Increased emphasis on social divisions and the populist vote

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