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The Resource Welfare in an idle society? : reinventing retirement, work, wealth, health and welfare, Bernd Marin

Welfare in an idle society? : reinventing retirement, work, wealth, health and welfare, Bernd Marin

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Welfare in an idle society? : reinventing retirement, work, wealth, health and welfare
Title
Welfare in an idle society?
Title remainder
reinventing retirement, work, wealth, health and welfare
Statement of responsibility
Bernd Marin
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The modern welfare state is indeed one of the greatest achievements of the post-war 20th century. With its key aims of eradicating the five giant social ills of Want, Ignorance, Disease, Squalor and Idleness, it aimed to providing a minimum standard of living, with all people of working age paying a weekly contribution; in return, benefits would be paid to anyone who was sick, unemployed, retired or widowed. The modern welfare state, therefore, is about maintaining a delicate equilibrium between dependent social groups on the one hand and the active working classes on the other. In the case of old-age security, this balance is being achieved (or not) by the so-called Generation Contract. This social pact is more of an implicit, unwritten and unspecified social contract. This ground-breaking book demonstrates how countries are addressing population-ageing challenges in depth, using the case study of Austria to gain the required complexity and differentiation in a comparative European framework of empirical evidence. This is a broad social science study in political economy and sociology, not an economic analysis. Though focusing on pensions, it centres on the (im)balance between work and non-work, issues of health, work ability, employability, and benefit receipt from old-age security to disability allowance. It will be required reading for all sociologists and social policy experts and academics working within this area."--Provided by publisher
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1948-
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Marin, Bernd
Dewey number
368.40094
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Old age pensions
  • Population aging
  • Welfare state
  • Old age pensions
  • Population aging
  • Welfare state
Target audience
general
Label
Welfare in an idle society? : reinventing retirement, work, wealth, health and welfare, Bernd Marin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Chapter Introduction -- chapter Part I Gl obal Ageing Challenges and 21st Century Austrian Pension Future -- 1.1 Introduction: The Policy Issues at Stake and the Task in Hand -- chapter 1 2 Sus tainable Welfare Societies: New Guiding Principles -- chapter 1 5 Why Do Pensions Urgently Need to Be Consolidated in Austria? -- chapter 1 6 Austriaka Continued: The National Context of Pension Consolidation in a Comparative Perspective -- part Notes* -- chapter Appendix Part I -- chapter 113 Extending Working Life Incentives for Companies: Conventional and Innovative Approaches -- chapter Appendix 1: Tables Estimating Initial Conditions, Prerequisites and Effects of the Policy Model for the Austrian Labour Force after the Turn of the Millennium -- chapter Appendix 2: Potential Objections and Their Assessment -- chapter II 4 Close to ?Best Practice?? The Swedish NDC Model as a Yardstick for Pension Modernization and Social Progress? -- chapter II5 NDC -- A Magic All-European Pension Reform and Coordination Formula? -- part Notes -- chapter Invalidity Pensions -- or Disability Insurance? -- III.l What Does Invalidity/Disability Mean? -- chapter I ll3 The Ambiguity of Modern Disability Welfare: Success Story or Political Fiasco? -- chapter III 4 Towards an Employment-Oriented Equal Opportunity Model: A Second or a Completed Paradigm Shift? -- part Notes -- chapter Appendi x: Facts and Figures on Invalidity and Disability Welfare -- (with Christopher Prinz) -- chapter Part IV Women’s Work and Pensions: Gender-Sensitive Arrangements -- chapter IV 4 Wha t is Good, Bad, Best for Women? Some Preliminary Conclusions
Control code
on1017948058
Extent
1 online resource (702 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781472416971
Note
Taylor & Francis
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1017948058
Label
Welfare in an idle society? : reinventing retirement, work, wealth, health and welfare, Bernd Marin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Chapter Introduction -- chapter Part I Gl obal Ageing Challenges and 21st Century Austrian Pension Future -- 1.1 Introduction: The Policy Issues at Stake and the Task in Hand -- chapter 1 2 Sus tainable Welfare Societies: New Guiding Principles -- chapter 1 5 Why Do Pensions Urgently Need to Be Consolidated in Austria? -- chapter 1 6 Austriaka Continued: The National Context of Pension Consolidation in a Comparative Perspective -- part Notes* -- chapter Appendix Part I -- chapter 113 Extending Working Life Incentives for Companies: Conventional and Innovative Approaches -- chapter Appendix 1: Tables Estimating Initial Conditions, Prerequisites and Effects of the Policy Model for the Austrian Labour Force after the Turn of the Millennium -- chapter Appendix 2: Potential Objections and Their Assessment -- chapter II 4 Close to ?Best Practice?? The Swedish NDC Model as a Yardstick for Pension Modernization and Social Progress? -- chapter II5 NDC -- A Magic All-European Pension Reform and Coordination Formula? -- part Notes -- chapter Invalidity Pensions -- or Disability Insurance? -- III.l What Does Invalidity/Disability Mean? -- chapter I ll3 The Ambiguity of Modern Disability Welfare: Success Story or Political Fiasco? -- chapter III 4 Towards an Employment-Oriented Equal Opportunity Model: A Second or a Completed Paradigm Shift? -- part Notes -- chapter Appendi x: Facts and Figures on Invalidity and Disability Welfare -- (with Christopher Prinz) -- chapter Part IV Women’s Work and Pensions: Gender-Sensitive Arrangements -- chapter IV 4 Wha t is Good, Bad, Best for Women? Some Preliminary Conclusions
Control code
on1017948058
Extent
1 online resource (702 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781472416971
Note
Taylor & Francis
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1017948058

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