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By Ive Marx

Social scientists, politicians, and economists have lately been thinking about the concept the complicated welfare states of Europe face a “New Social Question.” The center proposal is that the transition from an business to a postindustrial surroundings has introduced with it an entire new set of social dangers, constraints, and trade-offs, which necessitate radical recalibration of social safeguard structures. a brand new Social query? analyzes that query extensive, with specific realization to the matter of source of revenue safeguard and the problems dealing with Bismarckian welfare states. it is going to be useful examining for a person drawn to figuring out the way forward for eu social policy.About the AuthorIve Marx is learn fellow on the Centre for Social coverage on the college of Antwerp, Belgium. [C:\Users\Microsoft\Documents\Calibre Library]

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For women, the picture is far less clear-cut. Obviously, there was a vast increase in labour market participation among women of all educational levels. In fact, the rise in participation was particularly marked among less-educated women for the simple reason that among the higher skilled, participation was already relatively high two decades ago. 2 Living stand. 3 Source: Belgian Socio-Economic Panel Survey. Most women who entered the labour market in the past 20 years actually succeeded in finding employment, including many of the low-skilled and even the lowest-skilled.

Obviously, there was a vast increase in labour market participation among women of all educational levels. In fact, the rise in participation was particularly marked among less-educated women for the simple reason that among the higher skilled, participation was already relatively high two decades ago. 2 Living stand. 3 Source: Belgian Socio-Economic Panel Survey. Most women who entered the labour market in the past 20 years actually succeeded in finding employment, including many of the low-skilled and even the lowest-skilled.

The average standard of living of the 25- to 45-year-olds who only received a primary education has not fallen behind that of the higher skilled. Nevertheless, this is, by any standard, a very low level of schooling in today’s society. It does however appear that the poverty risk of the young low-skilled has increased slightly, but by no means proportionally to the rise in unemployment among this group (see below). 1, which provides an overview of how the cohort of 25- to 35-year-olds fared between 1976 and 1997, a 20-year period that does, after all, cover a large part of their active lives.

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