'An Offer You Can't Refuse': Workfare in International Perspective

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Ivar Lødemel, Heather Trickey
Policy Press, 2001 - Political Science - 357 pages
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In the 1990s, the developed world has witnessed a pendulum swing away from unconditional entitlement to social assistance towards greater emphasis on obligations and conditions tied to the receipt of financial assistance. With the introduction of targeting through administrative reforms, conditions of entitlement have been narrowed. The product of research funded by the European Union, this title compares work-for-welfare (workfare) policies objectively. It considers well-known schemes from the United States alongside more overlooked examples of workfare to be found in six European countries.

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one A new contract for social assistance I
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two Between subsidiarity and social assistance the French
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three Uneven development local authorities and workfare
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