Policy Press

Transforming the Dutch welfare state

Social risks and corporatist reform

By Mara Yerkes


Jun 29, 2011

Page count

176 pages




240 x 172 mm


Policy Press
Transforming the Dutch welfare state

This comprehensive study provides a thorough account of important policy developments in the Netherlands that are significant beyond the borders of the Dutch welfare state. It demonstrates the dramatic changes that have taken place in the protection of old and new social risks, exploring the mechanisms behind these changes in the context of corporatist welfare state institutions. This book is essential for welfare state scholars, graduate students and policy makers.

"Very good reading for all scholars interested in the institutional dynamics of welfare reform." Journal of Social Policy

"This is a valuable book which extends discussion of new social risks into new areas." Peter Taylor-Gooby, Professor of Social Policy, University of Kent

Mara A. Yerkes is a senior research fellow in the Institute for Social Science Research at the University of Queensland, Australia. Previously, Yerkes has conducted research at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, Utrecht University and the University of Amsterdam. She is the author of various articles on welfare state policy, the combination of work and care, and gendered patterns of employment, particularly with regard to the prevalence of part-time work.

Introduction ~ with Romke van der Veen; Changing social risks, changing risk protection? ~ with Romke van der Veen; Sickness and disability reform in the Netherlands; Collective childcare protection: The new workfare; Employability: Lack of clarity, lack of protection ~ with Hans Pruijt and Pascal Derogee; Transforming the Dutch welfare state