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Developing capabilities and rights in welfare-to-work policies

Dean, Hartley, Bonvin, Jean-Michel, Vielle, Pascale and Farvaque, Nicolas (2005) Developing capabilities and rights in welfare-to-work policies. European Societies, 7 (1). pp. 3-26. ISSN 1461-6696

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The article, having characterised present European work-welfare policies in terms of a process of re-commodification, considers the consequences both from a capabilities and a rights perspective. Drawing on recent empirical research it seeks to bring these two perspectives together in order to illustrate an alternative ‘life-first’ approach to work-welfare policy, an approach that would reach beyond both work-first and human capital approaches and expand the possibilities presented by the policy concept of ‘work-life balance’.

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Additional Information: © 2005 Taylor & Francis
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Sets: Departments > Social Policy
Collections > Economists Online
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2008

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