Fighting Working Poverty In Post-Industrial Economies
Causes, Trade-offs and Policy Solutions
Eric Crettaz, Lecturer, Centre for the Understanding of Social Processes, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland
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This thought-provoking book provides an in-depth analysis of the working poor phenomenon and its causes across welfare regimes, and identifies the most efficient policy mixes and best practices that could be utilized to resolve this problem.
Contents: 1. The Dilemmas and Puzzles of the Fight Against Working Poverty 2. Arbitrary Definitions, Official Definitions and Useful Typologies 3. The Three Mechanisms that Lead to Working Poverty 4. Potential Solutions: Minimum Wages, Social Transfers and Childcare Policy 5. The Real World of Social Policies: The Welfare Regime Approach 6. What Works Where and for Whom? A Meta-analytical Approach 7. The Weight of Each Working Poverty Mechanism Across Welfare Regimes 8. There is No Such Thing as ‘the Working Poor’ or a One-Size-Fits-All Solution Appendix: Summary Tables and Data-sets Used for the Meta-analyses References Index