Welfare Regimes and Social Policy
A Review of the Role of Labour and Employment
This paper explores the intimate connections between employment and social policy in a highly integrated global economy. It does this in the context of global poverty and inequality remaining a subject of debate. The author argues that attempts to separate the two policy areas and confine them to separate spheres are misguided. It locates the linkages between employment and social policy within the broader concept of a welfare regime. This is further defined as a collection of institutions - including the state, households and markets - which determine social and economic well-being along a number of dimensions.
© 2012 United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD)
James Heintz, Francie Lund
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