9780754612070

Work Incentives and Welfare Provision

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  • ISBN13:

    9780754612070

  • ISBN10:

    0754612074

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2000-04-01
  • Publisher: Ashgate Pub Ltd

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Summary

Examining in detail current unemployment debates within Western welfare states, this book seeks to verify or refute the view that non-work is increasingly chosen by work shy individuals - the 'pathological' theory of unemployment. Drawing from a range of disciplinary perspectives - from social philosophy and the history of philosophy, to occupational psychology and feminist economics - this interdisciplinary analysis reveals that the 'pathological' theory of unemployment, with its reliance on a deficient depiction of human nature and its disregard of non-pecuniary work incentives and empirical evidence on benefit fraud, cannot be upheld.

Table of Contents

List of Figures
vii
List of Tables
viii
Acknowledgements ix
Introduction
1(4)
The `Pathological' Theory of Unemployment
5(5)
The History of Work
10(15)
Action, Intention and Work Incentives
25(18)
Homo Economicus
43(54)
Benefit Fraud, Tax Evasion and the `Lazy Scrounger'
97(18)
`External Barrier' Theories of Unemployment
115(44)
Potential Solutions for Unemployment
159(26)
Resume
185(12)
Bibliography 197(20)
Index 217

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