- F. Vandenbroucke
- The active welfare state revisited = De actieve welvaartsstaat: een terugblik en vooruitblik = L'État social activ. Quel bilan? Quel perspectives?
- Publication Year
- Brugge; Die Keure
- Document type
- book - monograph
- Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
- Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR)
This essay revisits social policy developments in Belgium in the decade 2000-2010 on the basis of stylized facts with regard to spending, employment, the social policy case load, dependency rates and poverty. With regard to spending it focuses on the long-term evolution in Belgian public social spending and the extent to which the observed spending pattern accommodated the perceived emergence of new social risks. By means of 'budgetary effort indicators', the analysis disentangles the impact of demographic evolutions from deliberate shifts in broad policy priorities. In addition, it addresses some critical points in the performance of the Belgian welfare state, such as the rising number of children at risk of poverty, the need to anticipate long-term demographic ageing, and (briefly) the need for structural changes in parts of the health care system. The analysis shows that preparing a next wave of social reform is imperative.
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