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Welfare Reform and Social Investment Policy in Europe and East Asia

International Lessons and Policy Implications

Edited by Young Jun Choi, Timo Fleckenstein and Soohyun Lee

Published

26 Feb 2021

Page count

288 pages

Series

Research in Comparative and Global Social Policy

ISBN

978-1447352730

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Policy Press

Published

26 Feb 2021

Page count

288 pages

Series

Research in Comparative and Global Social Policy

ISBN

978-1447352761

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Policy Press
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    Welfare Reform and Social Investment Policy in Europe and East Asia

    Social investment policies have enjoyed prominence during recent welfare reforms across the OECD world, and yet there is insufficient long-term strategy for their success.

    Reviewing labour market, family and education policies, this edited collection 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, this book addresses key contemporary policy issues including care, learning, work, social mobility and inequalities.

    Providing original observations, this seminal text explores the roads and barriers towards effective social investment policies, derives practical social policy implications and highlights important lessons for future policymaking.

    Young Jun Choi is Professor in the Department of Public Administration at Yonsei University.

    Timo Fleckenstein is Associate Professor in the Department of Social Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

    Soohyun Christine Lee is Korea Foundation Assistant Professor in Korean and East Asian Political Economy in the Department of European and International Studies at King’s College London.

    Welfare Reform and Social Investment Policy in Europe and East Asia: An Introduction ~

    Young Jun Choi, Timo Fleckenstein and Soohyun Christine Lee

    Work-Family Policy Expansion and the Idea of Social Investment: The Cases of England, Germany, Japan and South Korea ~ Sam Mohun-Himmelweit and Sung-Hee Lee

    Private Education in South Korea: Lessons for the West from Past Mistakes? ~ Sonia Exley

    How do Family Background and Shadow Education Affect Academic Performance and Labour Market Outcomes in South Korea?: Reasons for Redistributive Social Investment ~ Yun Young Kim and Young Jun Choi

    Employability, Higher Education and the Knowledge Economy ~ Niccolo Durrazi

    Does Social Investment Make the Labour Market ‘Flow’? Family Policies and Institutional Complementarities in Italy, Spain, Japan and South Korea ~ Ijin Hong and Jee-Eun Lee

    The Social Investment Approach and Gender Division of Housework across East Asia and Europe ~ Mi Young An

    Employment Outcomes of Social Investment in Latecomer Countries ~ Jaehyoung Park

    Estimation of the Human Capital Depreciation Rate: An international Comparison and Policy Implications in Korea ~ Gawoon Ban

    Changing Patterns of Grandparenting and their Implications for Active Ageing in England and South Korea ~ Hyejin Choi

    The Governance of Social Investment Policies in Comparative Perspective: Long-Term Care in England and Korea ~ Jooha Lee

    Towards Greater Social Investments and Equality in Europe and East Asia: Policies and Politics ~ Timo Fleckenstein and Soohyun Christine Lee