Federalism and Welfare to Work in Switzerland: The Development of Active Social Policies in a Fragmented Welfare State

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_46303EE44F04
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Titre
Federalism and Welfare to Work in Switzerland: The Development of Active Social Policies in a Fragmented Welfare State
Périodique
Publius : The Journal of Federalism
Auteur(s)
Bonoli G., Champion C.
ISSN
0048-5950
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2015
Volume
45
Numéro
1
Pages
77-98
Langue
anglais
Notes
First published online: May 8, 2014
Résumé
This article is concerned with the impact that federal structures have on the development of welfare to work or activation policies. More precisely, it argues that the incentives and the risks associated with a division of responsibilities among different jurisdictions may constitute an obstacle to broad reforms that promote labor market participation of nonworking benefit recipients. This argument is illustrated with a case study discussing policy responses to a massive rise in caseloads among social assistance recipients in Switzerland. We conclude that the lack of a fundamental reform was the consequence of the incentives provided by the federal structure of the program. These incentives have both encouraged cost shifting among jurisdictions and discouraged involvement of federal level policy makers in a bigger reform.
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