Social investment in the balance
The State of the Union Conference, 2018, Parallel session III
ANDOR, László, FERRERA, Maurizio, HAUSERMANN, Silja, RODRIGUES, Maria João, VANDENBROUCKE, Frank, Social investment in the balance, The State of the Union Conference, 2018, Parallel session III - https://hdl.handle.net/1814/67334
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A quiet social investment (r)evolution is underway. Over the past two decades, national and EU policy makers, think-tanks, and economic and social scientists have articulated a ‘social investment’ welfare state edifice for the 21st century. In 2013, the European Commission published its most assertive endorsement, the Social Investment Package for Growth and Social Cohesion. More recently at the Social Summit in Gothenborg in November 2017, the heads of state introduced the European Pillar of Social Rights, setting key principles for resilient and fair welfare states and labour markets, many of which are related to social investments in early childhood, activation support, gender equality and work-life balance provision. Meanwhile, a growing number of EU member states have pursued social investment reforms with good outcomes on growth, employment and equity. For the panel, we take stock of the emergence, functional merits and political pitfalls of social investment reform, including its relevance for 21st century E(M)U integration.
This contribution was delivered on the occasion of the EUI State of the Union in Florence on 10 May 2018
Cadmus permanent link: https://hdl.handle.net/1814/67334
Series/Number: The State of the Union Conference; 2018; Parallel session III
Publisher: European University Institute
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