By Thomas Olk (auth.), Mimi Ajzenstadt, John Gal (eds.)
Recent many years have obvious a turning out to be sophistication within the examine of welfare states and social coverage as a rule. This larger intensity has turn up because of extra advanced theorization; richer case examine research; and the inclusion of extra assets of provision corresponding to not-for-profit, market-based, casual and kinfolk welfare. The fields of research open to social scientists during this enviornment have additionally increased to incorporate matters resembling globalization, gender, immigration and youngsters, whereas benchmarking and function tracking inside of nations have afforded large amounts of recent info that permit for a lot extra designated cross-national comparative analysis.
There is severe curiosity within the social healthiness and the felony and financial prestige of households, ladies and kids within the welfare nation, and this quantity bargains with the problems from a special ‘welfare regime’ standpoint. Casting apart the widely held assumption that nationwide welfare regimes have universal features, this booklet makes the case that the Mediterranean states proportion a special set of commonalities. In doing so, it bargains an in depth comparative research of guidelines in the direction of childrens, households and gender in those nations—Italy, Spain, Greece, Turkey and Israel. starting with an summary of those nations’ welfare states and a dialogue of the problems of kids, households and gender normally phrases, the amount then offers readers at either undergraduate and graduate point with specific country-by-country comparative experiences of those concerns, authored by means of prime specialists from the countries themselves.