List of Contributors.
1. Introduction: Jochen Clasen (University of Stirling).
Part I: Welfare States and Comparative Social Policy: .
2. Trends and Developments in Welfare States: Catherine Jones Finer (University of Birmingham).
3. Theories and Methods in Comparative Social Policy: Deborah Mabbett (University of Brunel) and Helen Bolderson (University of Brunel).
Part II: Comparative Analyses in Selected Policy Fields: .
4. Comparative Housing Policy: John Doling (University of Birmingham).
5. Institutions, States and Cultures: Health Policy and Politics in Europe: Richard Freeman (University of Edinburgh).
6. Comparing Family Policies in Europe: Linda Hantrais.
7. Full Circle: a Second Coming for Social Assistance?: John Ditch (University of York).
8. Comparative Approaches to Long-term Care for Adults: Susan Tester (University of Stirling).
9. Unemployment Compensation and Other Labour-Market Policies: Jochen Clasen (University of Stirling).
Part III: Themes and Topics in Comparative Social Policy: .
10. The 'Problem' of Lone Motherhood in Comparative Perspective: Jane Lewis (University of Nottingham).
11. Inside Out: Migrants' Disentitlement to Social Security Benefits in the EU: Simon Roberts (University of Brunel) and Helen Bolderson (University of Brunel).
12. Accumulated Disadvantage? Welfare State Provision and the Incomes of Older Women and Men in Britain, France and Germany: Katherine Rake (London School of Economics).
* Covers conceptual, methodological, theoretical and practical aspects of cross-national research in social policy.
* Addresses a wide range of policies and themes, using a variety country samples and sizes.