The Welfare State in Post-Industrial Society: A Global Perspective

  • Powell J
  • Hendricks J
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Eighteen papers consider the historical scale of the new technologies, economic relationships, and social and political processes brought about by globalization, examine their relationship to postindustrial welfare, and explore how they affect the risks and inequalities shaping human experience. Papers discuss the welfare state in postindustrial society--the lay of the land; social quality in postindustrial societies--the growth of migrant remittances in international social welfare; aging in postindustrial societies--intergenerational conflict and solidarity; social welfare, aging, and globalization in a postindustrial society; the search for a new welfare state in Europe--an international perspective; gender, marriage, and family in postindustrial society--an international perspective; health and health care in postindustrial society; postindustrial society and aging in a global world--the demographic context of social welfare; the road to welfare markets--institutional, organizational, and cultural dynamics of a new European welfare state settlement; a Nordic welfare state in postindustrial society; citizenship and education in postindustrial societies; England and Wales--the criminal justice system in "postindustrial society"; Canada--new ideology and social assistance in postindustrial society; the United States--social welfare policy and privatization in postindustrial society; Australia--contemporary issues and debates on the social welfare system; South Africa and postindustrialism--developmental social welfare--a policy framework for social services with children; privatization trends in welfare services and their impact upon Israel as a welfare state; and South Korea--balancing social welfare in postindustrial society. Powell is with the School of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Liverpool. Hendricks is at Oregon State University. Index.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Capitalist Systems: Political Economy (P160)
  • Comparison of Public and Private Enterprises
  • Contracting Out (L330)
  • Demographic Economics: General (J100)
  • Economic Anthropology
  • Economic Sociology
  • Health: General (I100)
  • Privatization
  • Social and Economic Stratification (Z130)
  • Welfare and Poverty: General (I300)

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