Growth, well-being and social policy in
trade-off or synergy?
Available online PDF [108p.] at: http://bit.ly/k8k78v
“…..Published within the framework of the ‘Well-being 2030’ project, co-financed by the European Commission, this new issue of Challenge Europe addresses the question of how to turn social policy into an effective productive factor, enabling well-being of Europeans and economic growth.
Based on the argument that social policy can contribute to long-term sustainable growth, this multi-author publication focuses on those policies which can potentially bring the most added value to citizens’ life, and includes contributions from high-level policy-makers, academics, business representatives and experts about the future of social policy in
While the first chapter explores the possible synergies between growth, well-being and social policy, the second part of this EPC’s policy journal turns to those policy areas where intervention can be the most effective. Finally, in a third chapter, the authors look at the EU’s room of manoeuvre and propose specific policy actions…..”
Foreword José Manuel Barroso
Introduction Allan Larsson
I. SOCIAL POLICY IN
The social investment imperative beyond the financial crisis
Policies for Shared Societies: their contribution to well-being and economic performance 20
Valdis Birkavs and Clem McCartney
The role of public services in enhancing growth and well-being 27
II. EFFECTIVE SOCIAL POLICIES: WHERE IS THE MOST ADDED VALUE?
Investing in social innovation
Work-family balance across
How to reduce socio-economic inequality in
The role of older people in
Reasserting the value of work in
Legal migration and integration policies: what solutions?
Yves Pascouau and Sheena McLoughlin
III. WHAT CAN THE EU DO: ANY ROOM FOR MANOEUVRE?
The long-term growth crisis: what implications for economic governance and Social
Delivering on social policy: a question of democratic legitimacy
The Future of the European Labour Markets
Health promotion: an ambitious and essential policy pursuit
Investing in education: can the EU make the difference?
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