Popular Deservingness Opinions and their Interaction with Welfare State Policies
This important book builds a bridge between the literature on popular welfare deservingness and social welfare policies. It examines the relationship between the two, exploring the close correspondence between public opinion and public policy that has been present throughout the history of social welfare.
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- Welfare Deservingness and Welfare Policy
- About the authors
- Chapter 1: Introduction: the interaction between welfare deservingness and welfare policy
- Chapter 2: Theoretical framework: deservingness, policy feedback and policy responsiveness
- Chapter 3: Methodological framework: welfare support, deservingness opinions and welfare state policies
- Chapter 4: A universal rank order of deservingness? Geographical, temporal and social-structural comparisons
- Chapter 5: Public support for the social rights and social obligations of the unemployed: two sides of the same coin?
- Chapter 6: Why deservingness theory needs qualitative research. Comparing focus group discussions on social welfare in three welfare regimes
- Chapter 7: Do institutions matter? The interplay between income benefit design, popular perceptions and support for social welfare
- Chapter 8: How popular deservingness perceptions mediate the link between unemployment policies and their public support
- Chapter 9: The absence of public resistance against the retrenchment of unemployment insurance in Denmark and the Netherlands. The role of deservingness perceptions among welfare constituencies
- Chapter 10: Conclusion: what the book contributes and what it leaves open for future research
- Author index
- Subject index
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