An analysis of the social policy of the european union

Show Less A comprehensive and sophisticated introduction to social and welfare policy in the European Union Uptodate coverage of recent developments in the field, including the effects of the sovereign debt crisis on policy Uses both European integration theory and theory on the welfare state to examine how EU initiatives impact the member states, and states' responses to EU social policy 1.

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There were to be provisions to facilitate labour mobility within the common market, but until the s social policy making at the EU-level was modest. The Treaties of Maastricht, Amsterdam and Nice all expanded competencies further, so that by the time the heads of government met in Lisbon in to sign the EU's latest treaty, the extent of supranational control over important aspects of social policy making was quite impressive.

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Social Security and Pensions 5. Health Policy.

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Data and resources. Research has also focused on issues affecting older peopleincluding innovative solutions around income and retirement.

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During negotiations for the Treaty of Rome in the s, social policy was viewed as the exclusive provenance of the member states. Additional studies have looked at access to early childhood care , home-care services, and care homes for older Europeans. Show Less A comprehensive and sophisticated introduction to social and welfare policy in the European Union Uptodate coverage of recent developments in the field, including the effects of the sovereign debt crisis on policy Uses both European integration theory and theory on the welfare state to examine how EU initiatives impact the member states, and states' responses to EU social policy 1. Recent research has examined equal opportunities and social mobility in Europe and measures to promote employment opportunities for economically inactive persons, while evidence on in-work poverty has been assessed. Research has also focused on issues affecting older people , including innovative solutions around income and retirement. Social Security and Pensions 5. This state of affairs is all the more remarkable given the relatively limited resources at the EU's disposal and the initial intentions of its founders. Employment Policy 6. Introduction 2. The Treaties of Maastricht, Amsterdam and Nice all expanded competencies further, so that by the time the heads of government met in Lisbon in to sign the EU's latest treaty, the extent of supranational control over important aspects of social policy making was quite impressive. Topics based on data from EQLS include: Social cohesion and well-being in the EU Quality of life in urban and rural Europe Work preferences after 50 Social situation of young people in Europe Household over-indebtedness in the EU: The role of informal debts Political trust and civic engagement during the crisis Other social policy research has examined a range of measures aimed at improving the situation of vulnerable groups. Show More Social policy has become an increasingly prominent component of the European Union's policy-making responsibilities. Today, for example, a highly developed body of law regulates equal treatment in social security and co-ordinates national security schemes; national health services have opened up to patients and service providers from other states; and rules govern the translation of educational and vocational certificates across member states. Drawing on research done on welfare states around the world and on European integration, this book provides a distinctive and sophisticated account of social policy in Europe, showing how it must now be understood in the context of multi-level governance in which EU institutions play a pivotal role. However, plans for the internal market moved social policy on the EU's decision-making agenda.
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Social Policy in the European Union