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Europe enlarged: A handbook of education, labour and welfare regimes in Central and Eastern Europe

Irena Kogan, Michael Gebel, and Clemens Noelke

Abstract

The expansion of the European Union (EU) has put an end to the East-West division of Europe. At the same time it has increased the cultural heterogeneity, social disparities and economic imbalances within the EU, exemplified in the lower living standards and higher unemployment rates in some of the new member states. This book describes the education systems, labour markets and welfare production regimes in the ten new Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) countries. In three comparative chapters, discussing each of these domains in turn, the text provides a set of theory-driven, comprehensive and ... More

Keywords: European Union, East-West division, labour markets, welfare production regimes, CEE countries, Central Europe, Eastern Europe countries, education systems

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9781847420640
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847420640.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Irena Kogan, editor

Michael Gebel, editor

Clemens Noelke, editor

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Introduction

Müller Walter

Four Bulgaria

Kostova Dobrinka

Five Czech Republic

Straková Jana

Six Estonia

Saar Ellu, and Lindemann Kristina

Seven Hungary

Bukodi Erzsébet, and Róbert Péter

Eight Latvia

Trapenciere Ilze

Nine Lithuania

Taljunaite Meilute

Ten Poland

Baranowska Anna

Eleven Romania

Mocanu Cristina

Twelve Slovakia

Košta Ján, and Bednárik Rastislav

Thirteen Slovenia

Ivančič Angela

End Matter