Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Vic George
    Pages 1-30
  3. Roger Lawson
    Pages 31-50
  4. Linda Hantrais
    Pages 51-71
  5. Mauro Niero
    Pages 117-135
  6. Peter Stathopoulos
    Pages 136-154
  7. Elisabet Almeda, Sebastià Sarasa
    Pages 155-176
  8. Vic George
    Pages 177-198
  9. Peter Taylor-Gooby
    Pages 199-218
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 219-224

About this book


This broad and accessible text examines one of the most crucial issues facing western governments today: how to raise sufficient funds to meet the rising aspirations of their electorate for more and better welfare services. Looking at seven European countries representing different policy traditions, government ideologies and levels of economic affluence, it discusses health, social security, housing, personal social services and education policies against a background of economic, demographic and familial change.


democracy government Policy service social democracy social security

Editors and affiliations

  • Vic George
    • 1
  • Peter Taylor-Gooby
    • 1
  1. 1.University of KentCanterburyUK

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