Readership: Scholars and students of political science and economics, espeically those interested in the welfare state, social policy, comparative politics, and political economy; policy-makers in many areas of government
Francis G. Castles, Professor of Social and Public Policy, University of Edinburgh
"...this is doubtlessly a prominent book, with significant policy implications stemming from the key factors and challenges it identifies, which are likely to shape advanced welfare states in different 'familes of nations'." - Social Policy
1: On Crises, Myths and Measurement
2: A Race to the Bottom?
3: The Structure of Social Provision
4: A European Welfare State Convergence?
5: Explaining Expenditure Outcomes
6: Population Ageing and the Public Purse
7: Birth-Rate Blues: A Real Crisis in the Making?
8: Towards a Steady-State Welfare State