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Welfare Reform on the Web (July 2002): Social Care - Overseas

CARE AS A GOOD FOR SOCIAL POLICY

M. Daly

Journal of Social Policy, vol. 31, 2002, p. 251-270

Article identifies four different categories of measures which countries across Europe have used to make provision for care. These are:

  • social security benefits and tax breaks;
  • employment-related provisions such as paid leave;
  • services such as home helps;
  • incentives towards employment creation or provision in the market such as vouchers or subsidies for private care.

Articles goes on to consider the possible outcomes of such policy responses in relation to choices about receiving care, gender equity, public as against private expenditure, the welfare mix, and the demand for, and supply of, paid and unpaid labour.

SOCIAL SERVICES AND THE STATE: THE PUBLIC APPROPRIATION OF PRIVATE CHARITY

L. E. Lynn

Social Service Review, vol. 76, 2002, p. 58-82

Social services in the US were originally decentralised, often informal and voluntary. Over the past 40 years they have been transformed into an instrument of public policy and are now largely funded and regulated by the state. Voluntary social services are increasingly dependent on state funding and for-profit providers have entered the market.

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