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Social policy, employment and family change in comparative perspective

Jonathan Bradshaw

Social policy, employment and family change in comparative perspective

by Jonathan Bradshaw

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Published by Edward Elgar in Cheltenham .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Family policy,
  • Families,
  • Social change

  • Edition Notes

    Statementedited by Jonathan Bradshaw and Aksel Hatland
    SeriesGlobalization and welfare
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHQ611 .S63 2006b
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 309 p. :
    Number of Pages309
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24891859M
    ISBN 101848444168
    ISBN 109781848444164
    LC Control Number2009277329
    OCLC/WorldCa258100324

      As functionalists examine social institutions on the basis of the function/contribution they play in social stability, functionalists like Fletcher see social policy as an outcome of the march of progress towards a society where the family is assisted by the state rather than social policies being a form of state social control.   Two different perspectives on explaining the role of family policy institutions are distinguished. According to the first perspective, gender-role attitudes will differ cross-nationally according to the capacity of family policy institutions to reconcile work .

    Comparative Social Policy George Mason University Summer Bangura, Y. (). “Economic Restructuring, Coping Strategies and Social Change: Implications for Institutional Development in Africa”. Development and Reform in Europe from a Gender and Family Perspective. (). Social Politics: International Studies in Gender, State. Th e fi rst is social policy as an output; that is, a policy or set of policies, the arrangements and organisation to achieve the policy, and the impact of the policy. Second is social policy as a discipline or fi eld of study (Alcock ) and third is social policy as a process for action to improve societal welfare. SOCIAL POLICY AS OUTPUT.

    social policy is a good one re: goal of attempting to Stable (successes maintained despite social change) z Reliable (consistently effective, transferable) z International Comparative Policy Analysis {National variables (need similar variables and measures to allow comparison) z. component of national policy for managing labour market change taking account of the need for flexibility and security. 8. The question of the employment relationship has, in one form or another, been on the agenda of the International Labour Conference for over a decade. The following is an.


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