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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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)|
|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|
|Date Deposited:||19 Sep 2012 13:38|
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