Children in the welfare state. A social investment approach

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Esping-Andersen, Gøsta. Children in the welfare state. A social investment approach. 2005
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dc.contributor.other Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Departament de Ciències Polítiques i Socials 2012-07-11T01:51:10Z 2012-07-11T01:51:10Z 2005-11
dc.description.abstract Children occupy centre-stage in any new welfare equilibrium. Failure to support families may produce either of two undesirable scenarios. We shall see a society without children if motherhood remains incompatible with work. A new family policy needs to recognize that children are a collective asset and that the cost of having children is rising. The double challenge is to eliminate the constraints on having children in the first place, and to ensure that the children we have are ensured optimal opportunities. The simple reason why a new social contract is called for is that fertility and child quality combine both private utility and societal gains. And like no other epoch in the past, the societal gains are mounting all-the-while that families’ ability to produce these social gains is weakening.In the following 1 analyze the twin challenges of fertility and child development. I then examine which kind of policy mix will ensure both the socially desired level of fertility and investment in our children? The task is to identify a Paretian optimum that will maximize efficiency gains and social equity simultaneously.
dc.language.iso eng
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dc.subject.other Família
dc.subject.other Infants
dc.subject.other Política social
dc.subject.other Mares treballadores
dc.title Children in the welfare state. A social investment approach
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/workingPaper 2012-07-10T07:27:34Z

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