This paper explores the extent to which, and the ways in which, it might be justified in talking of a movement towards convergence of social policy within Europe.
It reviews definitions and typologies of the welfare state as a prelude to discussion of the different theoretical types and possibilities of social policy integration, which itself leads into consideration of supranational EU developments.
The empirical data presented in respect of « social protection » expenditures (and taxation regimes) in general and of « active » and « passive » labour market expenditures in particular, lend support to the notion not merely that the welfare state is not yet over in Europe, but that forms of social policy convergence are in evidence already.
Mots-clés Pascal : Protection sociale, Communauté européenne, Politique sociale, Etude comparative, Marché travail, PNB, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Welfare aids, European community, Social policy, Comparative study, Labour market, GNP, Europe
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ENSP - Ecole nationale de la santé publique (devenue EHESP)
Cote : 96/12 V
Code Inist : 002B30A06E. Création : 10/04/1997.