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Welfare systems are increasingly returning to 19th century ideas in a bid to encourage individuals to participate in the labour market

May, Christina (2012) Welfare systems are increasingly returning to 19th century ideas in a bid to encourage individuals to participate in the labour market. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (24 Jul 2012) Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Christina May places current debates on welfare reform within their historical context. Looking back to approaches from the 19th century, she concludes that we are now witnessing a return to the ideas of the past, where the key aim of a welfare system was to make individuals fit to participate in the labour market, rather than to aid the victims of imperfect social structures.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2012 The Author
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Sets: Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2012 13:38
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/46165/

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