• Title: Family and the Welfare State in Europe: Intergenerational Relations in Ageing Societies
  • Author: Agnes Blome, Wolfgang Keck, Jens Alber
  • Released: 2009-10-30
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 341
  • ISBN: 1848444796
  • ISBN13: 978-1848444799
  • ASIN: 1848444796
Review 'Most European countries are experiencing a dramatic demographic shift. A combination of falling birthrates and rising life expectancy leads to a significant aging of societies. The authors analyze how the state and the family shape generational living conditions in Germany, France, Italy and Sweden and how age-specific attitudes toward welfare policy are affected. One finding is that there is little evidence of conflict between the generations. The book is a very important contribution to a better understanding of the character of new challenges for European welfare states.' - Stein Kuhnle, The University of Bergen, Norway and the Hertie School of Governance, Germany

About the Author Agnes Blome, Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB) and Berlin Graduate School of Social Studies, Germany, Wolfgang Keck, Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB), Germany and Jens Alber, Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB) and Free University of Berlin, Germany

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