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Human dignity and welfare systems$
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Chak Kwan Chan

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9781861344311

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861344311.001.0001

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Human dignity and social policy

Human dignity and social policy

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Human dignity and welfare systems

Chak Kwan

Graham Bowpitt

Policy Press

This chapter considers the concepts of human dignity and social policy, starting with an example of the treatment of Iraqi prisoners at the hands of American soldiers. It moves on to a discussion of a study of dignity, which can help evaluate whether the current direction of social policy can actually promote human well-being. It introduces the concept of welfare-to-work programmes, comparative studies of welfare recipients, the Esping-Andersen model, and comparative social policy.

Keywords:   human dignity, social policy, human well-being, welfare-to-work programmes, comparative study, welfare recipients, comparative social policy, Esping-Andersen model

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