Agents of the Welfare State: How Caseworkers Respond to Need by Christopher J. Jewell (auth.)

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And in covering anywhere between 7 and 24 countries, it becomes difficult to synthesize information across so many cases. As a result, conclusions tend to be few or relatively general in nature. This book addresses many of these limitations through a smaller, more in-depth comparative approach. In recognizing that it is often at the point of delivery where we see how welfare states actually work and how they work differently, it utilizes street-level observations and interviews in 36 AGENTS OF THE WELFARE STATE addition to policy-level data.

With the implementation of the so-called Hartz IV reform in 2003, however, all work-capable social assistance recipients have been incorporated into a new national unemployment benefit program. It remains to be seen how the new job centers, jointly managed by federal and local governments, will compare with the municipal activation programs like Werkstatt Bremen they have come to supersede. Malmö’s activation programs (chapter 8) had the least established form in 2000 due to their very recent establishment in the mid-1990s.

In many instances this strategy required building large new service provider networks. Having little prior experience with this process, many states experienced significant implementation problems including poor service quality and high rates of improper sanctioning. ” In Bremen (chapter 7), chronic high unemployment has made labor market integration of welfare recipients a much more difficult task than in the United States, and agencies have had to turn to alternative routes to self-sufficiency, namely, placements in the nonprofit sector and vocational training programs.

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