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dc.contributor.authorHaskins, Ronen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-04-10en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-04-10T15:33:22Z-
dc.date.available2012-04-10T15:33:22Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/56798-
dc.description.abstractThe capitalist democracies of western Europe and the U.S. have developed extensive social programs, based on the principle of solidarity, that provide assistance to the destitute, the unemployed, the sick, the disabled, and the elderly. Due in part to growing levels of spending on these solidarity programs that may threaten financial solvency in some of these countries and in part to a growing belief that social programs should help people work and achieve self-sufficiency, these countries have implemented work activation policies that try to encourage, entice, and cajole physically-able people to work. Experience implementing such work activation policies now suggests that policy can emphasize the relatively new goal of work activation while still achieving the traditional social purpose of solidarity programs by greatly reducing poverty. The aim of this paper is to review the experiences of the U.S. and selected European nations in attempting to balance solidarity with work activation by discussing both the components of an ideal work activation system and the problems these systems often encounter. The problems examined include too few jobs, recessions, low wages, and disconnected adults. The overarching purpose of the paper is to find a balance between the goals of social solidarity and work activation.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherWZB Berlinen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion Paper, Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB), Research Area Education, Work, and Life Chances, Research Unit Inequality and Social Integration SP I 2010-203en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.stwFamilie-Berufen_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitsverhaltenen_US
dc.subject.stwErwerbstätigkeiten_US
dc.subject.stwBerufliche Integrationen_US
dc.subject.stwSolidaritäten_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitsmarktpolitiken_US
dc.subject.stwUSAen_US
dc.subject.stwEU-Staatenen_US
dc.titleBalancing work and solidarity in the Western Democraciesen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn644576782en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:wzbisi:SPI2010203-
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