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Social Protection for a Post-Industrial World

Book | 1st edition 2010 | Europe | Peter Kemp

In recent years, many academics and policymakers have argued that the welfare state needs to be modernized. It is claimed that social protection systems still largely reflect the ‘old social risks’ created under industrial capitalism and that they need to be adapted to the ‘new social risks’ that have developed with the transition to a post-industrial society.

The changes that have accompanied this transition include the growth in female employment, the shift from ‘male breadwinner’ to ‘dual earner’ households, the decline in marriage and rise in cohabitation, increased divorce and separation and population ageing resulting from declining fertility and increasing longevity. Attention has also been drawn to job insecurity and low pay, particularly among young people, women and the low skilled.

This book addresses some of the challenges for social protection posed by these demographic, social and economic transformations. The contributions are based on a selection of papers presented at a seminar organized by the Foundation for International Studies of Social Security.

Contributors: Elisabeth Alofs, Christina Beatty, Steve Fothergill, Neil Gilbert, Renaat Hoop, Donald Houston, Peter A. Kemp, Ivy Koopmans, Ive Marx, Janneke Plantenga, Ryan Powell and Mara Yerkes.

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Type of product Book
Format Hardback
EAN / ISSN 9789400000940
Weight 412 g
Status Available
Number of pages ix + 140 p.
Access to exercice No
Publisher Intersentia
Language English
Publication Date Aug 24, 2010
Available on Jurisquare No
Available on Strada Belgique No
Available on Strada Europe No
Available on Strada Luxembourg No


  • Table of Contents
  • Introduction
    Peter Kemp
  • Managing and Distributing Care Risk: An Evaluation of the Modernisation of the Dutch Social Security System
    Ivy Koopmans, Janneke Plantenga
  • Minimum Income Protection in Post-Industrial Economies: On Getting the Balance Right Between Incrementalism and Innovation. The Case of In-Work Poverty
    Ive Marx
  • A Mother’s Work: Capitalism, Feminism, and the Welfare State
    Neil Gilbert
  • Childcare as a Social Risk in The Netherlands
    Mara Yerkes
  • The Sustainability of Survivor’s Benefits in the Adult Worker Model: Incorporation of New Social Risks
    Elisabeth Alofs, Renaat Hoop
  • Women on Incapacity Benefits: New Survey Evidence from the UK
    Christine Beatty, Steve Fothergill, Donald Houston, Ryan Powell
  • List of Contributors
  • About the Series