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Welfare Reform and Social Investment Policy: International Lessons and Policy Implications

Young Jun Choi, Timo Fleckenstein, and Soohyun Lee


Social investment policies have enjoyed prominence during recent welfare reforms across the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) world, and yet there is insufficient long-term strategy for their success. Reviewing labour market, family and education policies, this book analyses the emergence of social investment policies in both Europe and East Asia. Adopting a life course perspective and examining both public and private investments, the book addresses key contemporary policy issues including care, learning, work, social mobility and inequalities. Providing original o ... More

Keywords: social investment policies, welfare reforms, labour market, family, education, Europe, East Asia, social mobility, inequalities, policymaking

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781447352730
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447352730.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Young Jun Choi, editor
Yonsei University

Timo Fleckenstein, editor
London School of Economics and Political Science

Soohyun Lee, editor
King's College London

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1 Introduction: social investments and welfare reform in Europe and East Asia

Timo Fleckenstein, Soohyun Christine Lee and Young Jun Choi

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