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By Ivar Lodemel, Heather Trickey

ISBN-10: 1861341954

ISBN-13: 9781861341952

Within the Nineties, the constructed international has witnessed a pendulum swing clear of unconditional entitlement to social suggestions in the direction of higher emphasis on responsibilities and prerequisites tied to the receipt of monetary information. With the advent of "targeting" via administrative reforms, stipulations of entitlement were narrowed. The made of learn funded through the ecu Union, this name compares "work-for-welfare" (workfare) rules objectively. It considers famous schemes from the USA along extra missed examples of workfare to be present in six ecu international locations.

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Norway and Denmark were leaders in the move towards more ALMPs at this time, whereas the UK and US demonstrated relatively low levels of activation. The different levels of ALMP development in the mid-1990s may have impacted on the role that compulsory work policies played towards the end of the decade, as consensus around the importance of ALMPs developed. The compulsory policies introduced by UK and US governments of the late-1990s were key components of the drive to a more activating approach in these countries that lagged behind in the development of ALMPs more generally.

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The French influence on social policy-making within the EU is associated with the recent upsurge in popularity of the social exclusion concept (Leisering and Walker, 1998; Room, 1995). For some the concept is 16 A new contract for social assistance dynamic focusing on the processes of detachment from society (Castels, 1990). Elsewhere the term is used with regard to relational issues, including different levels of resources, integration and power (Room, 1995). Both dynamic and relational approaches separate the social exclusion approach from a previously dominant concern with ‘poverty’, which until recently, in Anglo-Saxon countries in particular, was dominant in the discourse around receiving social assistance.

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