Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The changing face of welfareConsequences and outcomes from a citizenship perspective$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Jorgen Goul Andersen, Anne-Marie Guillemard, Per H. Jensen, and Birgit Pfau-Effinger

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9781861345929

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861345929.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM POLICY PRESS SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.policypress.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Policy Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in PPSO for personal use.date: 12 June 2021

The advent of a flexible life course and the reconfigurations of welfare

The advent of a flexible life course and the reconfigurations of welfare

(p.55) Four The advent of a flexible life course and the reconfigurations of welfare
The changing face of welfare

Anne-Marie Guillemard

Policy Press

This chapter aims to shed light on the heuristic value of a life-course perspective for analysing welfare-policy changes and their impact on individuals and their social protection, integration, and citizenship. Its starting point is the assumption that every societal model interconnects three spheres: the labour market, the welfare state, and a life-course regime. After recalling the key role welfare states have had in organising the tripartite life course in industrial society (education during youth, work during adulthood, and retirement during old age), the chapter examines how, given changes in the world of work, this tight correlation between the spheres of employment, welfare, and the life course is now coming undone. The final section raises questions about how the welfare state might be reconfigured so as to guarantee security for individuals in a new, flexible organisation of time over the whole life course.

Keywords:   welfare policy, social protection, integration, citizenship, social policy, labour market, welfare state

Policy Press Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.