Welfare Politics Cross-Examined

Eclecticist Analytical Perspectives on Sweden and the Developed World, from the 1880s to the 2000s

Edited by Eero Carroll and Lena Eriksson

Welfare Politics Cross-Examined
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Edited by Eero Carroll and Lena Eriksson

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334 pages | 6 2/7 x 9 4/9 | © 2005
Paper $47.95 ISBN: 9789052601991 Published January 2005 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
Contents

List of Contributors
Foreword
Acknowledgements

Part I. Introduction
Chapter 1. Strapping a Shark to an Elephant: Co-utilisation of Historical and Sociological Approaches in Critical Interpretations of Welfare Politics
      Eero Carroll and Lena Eriksson
Part II. Welfare Institutions: A Hundred Years of Policy and Capacities Defined, Redefined, and/or Temporalised
Chapter 2. Haunted by the Past: Continuity and Change in Swedish Sickness Insurance Policy from the 1880s to the 1930s
      Peter Johansson
Chapter 3. Paid Parental Leave and Poverty: Analysing the Policy-Outcome Link among Families with Infants in Fifteen Western Countries
      Tommy Ferrarini
Chapter 4. The Last Resort: Determinants of the Generosity of Means-Tested Minimum Income Protection in Welfare Democracies
      Kenneth Nelson
Chapter 5. Social Democracy Lost: The Social Democratic Party in Sweden and the Politics of Pension Reform, 1978 – 1998
      Urban Lundberg
Part III. Welfare and Individuals: Consequences, Responses and Feedbacks
Chapter 6. The Working Mother in Early Swedish Social Policy
      Birgitta Plymoth
Chapter 7. Work as Care? Work Policy within Swedish Institutional Care during the Twentieth Century
      Lena Eriksson and Johan Edman
Chapter 8. Born to Run? The Importance of Cultural and Social Capital for Upward Mobility
      Susanne Alm
Chapter 9. Family Perspectives on Unemployment: Panel Survey Evidence from Sweden of the 1990s
      Sara Ström
Chapter 10. To Work or Not to Work? Employment Commitment in Twelve Mature Welfare and Production Regimes
      Ingrid Esser
Chapter 11. The Corrosion of Trust: The Impacts of Disadvantaged Neighbourhood Conditions, Fear of Victimisation, Powerlessness, and Precarious Labour Market Positions
      Lars Brännström
Part IV. Conclusion
Chapter 12. In Lieu of Conclusion: More Questions
      Göran Therborn

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