Social Indicators Research Series

Local Welfare Policy Making in European Cities

Editors: Kutsar, Dagmar, Kuronen, Marjo (Eds.)

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  • Combines theoretical discussions with empirical findings
  • Challenges the dominant welfare regime approach
  • Is the first to analyze and compare welfare policy and policy making at the local level
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About this book

This book focuses on how EU welfare policies are implemented at the local level in 11 European cities and how local policy making addresses women’s care responsibilities. The book studies the complex combination of and the relationships between local political processes, policies, institutions, structural conditions and outputs, as well as outcomes for the women’s labour market integration. It demonstrates how cultural settings and multi-level governance patterns form the “playground” for local policy makers to formulate their welfare policies concerning service provision. The book further demonstrates how local production systems and the situation of the local labour market influence the prospects that women have in working and caring.

EU welfare policy promotes the labour market integration of women as well as gender equality. The provision of adequate care services is vital in supporting women’s employment. Within comparative welfare research, the focus has been on the national welfare systems and policies even if care services are overwhelmingly provided by local authorities that in many EU member states enjoy considerable autonomy. This book fills the gap in understanding local welfare policy making from a comparative perspective.

About the authors

Dagmar Kutsar, PhD., is an Associate Professor of Social Policy at the University of Tartu in Estonia. Her research interests are around family, childhood and welfare research and policies. She has been a partner in several international research projects such as EU 6FP PROFIT, IPROSEC, NoE EQUALSOC, EU FP7 FLOWS and others. She has been a member of a Standing Committee of Social Sciences of the European Science Foundation, member of the Executive Committee and Chair of the National Associations Council of the European Sociological Association and Expert of the EU 7FP Youth Social Inclusion Cluster at the European Commission. She has co-edited a book by Routledge ‘Internationalisation of Social Sciences in Central and Eastern Europe. The ‘Catching Up’ – A Myth or a Strategy?’ in 2010. Marjo Kuronen received her PhD at the University of Stirling, Scotland, UK in 1999. She is professor in social work at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, adjunct professor at the University of Tampere, Finland and visiting professor at the University of Carlos III, Madrid, Spain. Her research interests combine family research, feminist research and social work research. She has studied e.g. the relationships between women, family and the welfare state and gender division in parenting. She has recently been involved in two EC FP7 funded projects, FAMILYPLATFORM (2009–10) and FLOWS (2010–14) and a Finnish Academy funded project on Children’s Emotional Security in Multiple Family Relations (2011–14).

Reviews

“The book relies on a European comparative research project which adopted both quantitative and qualitative approaches. … There are various interesting and relevant findings in the book. … The issues covered by this conscientious research are indeed of much interest, and their importance is easy to appreciate.” (Matías Iglesias, Local Welfare Policy Making in European Cities, Vol. 12, 2017)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-14

    Kuronen, Marjo (et al.)

  • Measuring Women’s Labour Market Integration: The Issue of Adequate Indicators

    Pages 17-33

    Pfau-Effinger, Birgit (et al.)

  • Urban Economic Specialization and Women’s Integration into the Labour Market in 11 European Cities

    Pages 35-50

    Cucca, Roberta (et al.)

  • Gendering Social Vulnerability. The Role of Labour Market De-standardisation and Local Welfare

    Pages 51-67

    Maestripieri, Lara

  • Vertical Governance, National Regulation and Autonomy of Local Policy Making

    Pages 71-85

    Kuronen, Marjo (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-16163-1
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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Hardcover $109.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-16162-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Softcover $109.99
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  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
  • Due: November 18, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-35766-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Local Welfare Policy Making in European Cities
Editors
  • Dagmar Kutsar
  • Marjo Kuronen
Series Title
Social Indicators Research Series
Series Volume
59
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-16163-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-16163-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-16162-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-35766-9
Series ISSN
1387-6570
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 221
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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