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The third sector and welfare state modernisation: inputs, activities and comparative performance

Kendall, Jeremy and Knapp, Martin ORCID: 0000-0003-1427-0215 (2000) The third sector and welfare state modernisation: inputs, activities and comparative performance. Civil Society Working Paper series (14). Centre for civil society, London school of economics and Political Science, London, UK. ISBN 0753013797

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This paper charts the economic contribution of the third sector in the UK, noting its significant presence in core welfare state fields, and setting it in comparative international context. It then offers a conceptual framework, the “production of welfare” approach, for analysing how the third sector “performs” in welfare states in terms of inputs and outputs. Efficiency, effectiveness, equity, advocacy, choice and participation are discussed in this context. Social and political pressures which make it imperative to examine efficiency in the particular case of social care for older people in Europe are then identified, and the third sector’s “performance” in terms of economy, efficiency and effectiveness is explored.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
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Additional Information: © 2000 The authors
Divisions: Social Policy
Personal Social Services Research Unit
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Sets: Departments > Social Policy
Research centres and groups > Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU)
Research centres and groups > Centre for Civil Society (CCS)
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2010 11:05
Last Modified: 27 Dec 2020 00:28

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