Welfare State at Risk

Rising Inequality in Europe

  • Dieter Eißel
  • Ewa Rokicka
  • Jeremy Leaman

Table of contents

About this book


This book investigates the causes of inequalities that have developed in the European Union, analyzes their social and economic consequences, and assesses the political measures taken to address these issues – also on the basis of public survey results.

The detailed analyses presented focus on structures of inequality to be found in the areas education, culture, labor market, Internet access, families and children, gender, and the regions of the EU. The book also critically examines both the legal framework conditions and financial / taxation policy as instruments that can be used to either produce or combat inequality.


Inequality Market Dogmatism Quality of Life Social Exclusion Social Policy Welfare State

Editors and affiliations

  • Dieter Eißel
    • 1
  • Ewa Rokicka
    • 2
  • Jeremy Leaman
    • 3
  1. 1.FB 03Universität Gießen Institut für PolitikwissenschaftGießenGermany
  2. 2.University of Lodz Institute of SociologyLodzPoland
  3. 3.and IRLoughborough University Department of Politics, HistoryLoughboroughUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-01480-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-01481-4
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