Social Security in Europe: Development or Dismantlement? (Kluwer Sovac Series on Social Security, Vol 3)
Niels Ploug, Jon KvistISBN: 9041101608;
Social Security in Europe: Development or Dismantlement? provides a probing, cross-national study of social security in eight Northern European countries: Germany, France, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Finland, Norway, and Denmark. Coverage includes + an analysis of the social security situation in each country, including a discussion of related problems; + an in-depth examination of the main trends and challenges in social security with reference to current national social policy debates and particular emphasis on the financing and provision of social security in the selected countries; and + an identification and assessment of some of the principles which have guided the development of various national systems in terms of theirimplications for the provision of social security, i.e., personal scope of application, allocation criteria, and benefit formulae for both unemployment and old age pensions. Practitioners, politicians, researchers, and anyone looking...
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