Examines the social welfare state of the main four Southern European countries, Spain, Italy, Portugal and Greece.
In this first analytical monograph on the subject, George Katrougalos and Gabriella Lazaridis examine the social welfare state of the main four Southern European countries, Spain, Italy, Portugal and Greece. They conduct an overall system analysis of the welfare state in Southern Europe which challenges the prevalent Ferrera model. Additionally, they present a detailed outlook of policies adopted in the fields of employment, migration, health, social security, pensions and gender-family issues.
Table of Contents
List of Tables viii
List of Figures xi
The Southern Welfare States in the European 1 (30)
The Carrot and the Stick: Employment, 31 (38)
Unemployment and Labour Market Policies
Gender Inequalities, Family and Social 69 (24)
Welfare: Continuity and Change
Social Security: Pensions and Social Minima 93 (30)
National Health Systems: An Originality of 123 (44)
Migration into Southern Europe: Some 167 (24)
Reflections on Policy Implications
Concluding Considerations: Are Southerners 191 (9)
Becoming More European than Southern?
Notes 200 (11)
Bibliography 211 (18)