|About the book|
The book is structured around a model of policy evaluation, which focuses attention on the multiple objectives and outcomes of social security and provides the basis for a multi-disciplinary approach. It progresses from an examination of the varied objectives of social security, via a consideration of key implementation issues, to the establishment of measures of effectiveness and efficiency.
Throughout the text theoretical issues are illustrated with reference to the experiences of six countries: the United Kingdom, the USA, Australia, Germany, Sweden and South Korea, to provide an international comparative framework.
This is a key textbook for students of social and public policy and economics and essential reading for anyone interested in social security, social welfare and the welfare state.
|Table of contents|
Series editor's foreword
Part one: Objectives
History, ideology and comparison
Goals and objectives
Part two: Mechanisms
Public and private provision
Part three: Effectiveness
Adequacy and relativities
Equity and redistributive impact
Part four: Efficiency and interactions
Economic and employment policies
Benefits and taxation
Part five: Contemporary influences
Individualism and the risk society
Internationalism and globalisation