Responses to socio-economicchange
Underlying European Commission documents on social policy is the
assumption that, as a result of common demographic trends, particularly
population ageing, family and household change, all member states in the
European Union (EU) are facing similar problems, for which they might be
expected to adopt similar solutions through a process of policy learning and
diffusion. Demographic trends are said to be driving policy (European
Commission, 1995, 2002d, 2003). The 1994 White
The impact of economicchange
on child welfare in Central Asia
There is a growing literature on the welfare impact of economic transition
in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and the former Soviet Union (FSU)
(Falkingham et al, 1997; Milanovic, 1998; UNDP, 1999). Most has
concentrated on household welfare2. This paper, however, takes as its
focus the impact of recent economicchanges on the welfare of children.
Why children? First, children are worthy of attention in terms of their
numerical significance. The five Central
Grzegorz W. Kolodko
Central School of Planning and Statistics - Warsaw
Monetary Policy and Banking Research Institution, National Bank of Poland
EconomicChange and Shortageflation
Under Centrally Planned Economies
1. - Introduction
One by one socialist countries are entering the road of radical economic
reforms. This transition hasn't been so far adequately studied nor described
in literature. This shift implies a major overhaul of the operation of the
whole economic system, consisting in the limitation of directive manage
ment and in expanding the
Socio-economicchange and social
Social and family policy debates respond to: (1) ‘the new social risks and
opportunities’ associated with demographic and socio-economic transformations
(Taylor-Gooby, 2004); and (2) child, family and social well-being trends (MacInnes
et al, 2009). In recent years, social policy debates have been dominated by the
economic crisis in the global financial system and how to minimalise economic
recession. Politicians and the media further often point to the social risks and
fragmentation created by
was rent-seeking by local rulers and elites, through confiscatory taxes, expropriating wealth, the sale of monopolies and repudiating debts’. 32 This reading has made it into stylized comparative global histories of economicchange, where a Western or European model of governance is often reduced to aggressive warmongering but otherwise hands-off nightwatchmen states that were laissez-faire simply because they couldn’t be otherwise (because bureaucracies were small and states’ grip on their denizens comparatively light), and kings’ main concern being constant
This innovative book addresses the historical development of social and fiscal policies from the late 1970s to the present day by asking what has changed, how these changes have affected the lifecourse and what the potential lifetime impacts of policy change are.
This book provides an overview of the development of policy change over the period and uses an innovative and unique lifetime approach “from the cradle to the grave" to put it into perspective.
The authors begin by reviewing the political changes and policy story since the 1970s and demonstrate the economic and social changes that have occurred alongside. The book then takes an innovative approach in looking at specific programmes about crucial aspects of the lifecycle - from maternity and childhood, through to adult events and risks before finally looking at retirement, survivorship and death. Finally, profiles of three hypothetical “families" - the Meades, who are median earners, the Moores, high earners and the Lowes who are low paid - are developed for 1979, 1997 and 2008 to provide a comprehensive discussion of policy change and make innovative insights for the future.
This is the first book to join up the history of policy direction with an analysis of outcomes over the whole period. It will therefore be ideal for students of social policy and attract a wide readership interested in pensions, children’s support and related issues.
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To sum up, the proposal to treat data as labour has a certain appeal due its profile as a decentralised form of control of tech giants by civil society organisations of producers. The different and connected authors who designed the proposal claim that it would contribute to social and economicchange in eight areas: 1. It would increase productivity of the digital economy via access to hitherto unused skills of data providers. 2. It would create jobs and income. 3. It would keep the power of large data platforms in check. 4. It would devolve
The Richer, The Poorer charts the rollercoaster history of both rich and poor and the mechanisms that link wealth and impoverishment. This landmark book shows how, for 200 years, Britain’s most powerful elites have enriched themselves at the expense of surging inequality, mass poverty and weakened social resilience.
Stewart Lansley reveals how Britain’s model of ‘extractive capitalism’ – with a small elite securing an excessive slice of the economic cake – has created a two-century-long ‘high-inequality, high-poverty’ cycle, one broken for only a brief period after the Second World War. Why, he asks, are rich and poor citizens judged by very different standards? Why has social progress been so narrowly shared? With growing calls for a fairer post-COVID-19 society, what needs to be done to break Britain’s destructive poverty/inequality cycle?
In a period of rapid social and economic change, labour markets are undergoing major transformations. This book explores the changing fortunes of young people in Europe’s flexible and precarious labour markets and the range of policies that are being developed to help them deal with the problems they face.
The book draws on recent research carried out across Europe to highlight a number of key dilemmas for youth policy: what help is needed for young people and their parents in coping with lengthened transitions from school to work? What types of training and education are most effective? Is a switch from general to vocational education needed? Is workfare the right solution? The contributors, who are all leading authorities in the field, challenge the conventional wisdom in many of these areas.
The book will be of interest to those researching and studying labour markets and youth policy, and to policy-makers and practitioners in these fields.
Since the ‘migration crisis’ of 2016, long-simmering tensions between the Western members of the European Union and its ‘new’ Eastern members – Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary – have proven to be fertile ground for rebellion against liberal values and policies.
In this startling and original book Ivan Kalmar argues that Central Europe illiberalism is a misguided response to the devastating effects of global neoliberalism which arose from the area’s brutal transition to capitalism in the 1990s.
Kalmar argues that dismissive attitudes towards ‘Eastern Europeans’ in the EU as incapable of real democracy are a form of racism, and connected to recent racist attacks on migrants from the area to the West.
He explores the close relation between racism towards Central Europeans and racism by Central Europeans: a people white, but not quite.