Readership: Academics, researchers, postgraduates, and advanced undergraduates interested in social and public policy, welfare economics, labour markets, and pensions. Students of political science and european studies.
Edited by Jochen Clasen, Professor of Comparative Social Policy, School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh
Jochen Clasen gained his Diploma in Sociology from the Free University of Berlin in 1988 and his PhD in Sociology and Social Policy from the University of Edinburgh in 1992. Prof. Clasen is an expert in cross-national research on social security and unemployment policy, and has particular expertise in social policy comparisons between Germany and the UK. He has published widely on methodological aspects of cross-national research and is joint editor of the Journal of European Social Policy. Recent books include Investigating Welfare State Change co-edited with Nico Siegel
(Edward Elgar, 2007), and Reforming European Welfare States: Germany and the United Kingdom Compared (OUP, 2005).
1: Jochen Clasen: Introduction
Part I: Welfare Values
2: Christoph Burkhardt, Rose Martin, Steffen Mau and Peter Taylor-Gooby: Differing notions of social welfare? Britain and Germany Compared
3: Peter Taylor-Gooby and Rose Martin: Fairness and Social Provision: Qualitative Evidence from Germany and the UK
4: Christoph Burkhardt and Steffen Mau: Challenges of Ethnic Diversity: Results from a Qualitative Study
Part II: Welfare Policies
Part II A: Supporting Families
5: Mary Daly: Family Policy - Striving for Sustainability
6: Ann-Kathrin Jüttner, Sigrid Leitner and Anneli Rüling: Increasing Returns: The New Economy of Family Policy in Britain and Germany
7: Lisa Warth: Family-friendly Working Time Policy in Germany and the United Kingdom
8: Timo Fleckenstein and Martin Seeleib-Kaiser: Cross-national Perspectives on Firm-level Family Policies: Britain, Germany and the US Compared
Part II. B: Supporting Pensioners
9: Traute Meyer and Paul Bridgen: Towards German Liberalism and British Social Democracy: The Evolution of Two Public-occupational Pension Regimes from 1945 to 2009
10: Paul Bridgen and Traute Meyer: The Impact of the New Public and Private Pension Settlements in Britain and Germany on Citizen's Income in Old Age
11: Michaela Willert: Can Private Insurers Bridge the Savings Gap? Regulation and Performance of Personal Pensions in Great Britain and Germany
Part 11 C: Employment and Unemployment
12: Kathrin Leuze: Higher Education and Graduate Employment - The Importance of Occupational Specificity in Germany and Britain
13: Jochen Clasen: From Unemployment Protection to 'Work First'. Is German Labour Market Policy Becoming British?
14: Jochen Clasen, Steffen Mau, Traute Meyer and Martin Seeleib-Kaiser: Conclusion: Parallel Paths, Great Similarities, Prevailing Differences