Social investment policies have enjoyed prominence during recent welfare reforms across the OECD world, and yet there is insufficient long-term strategy for their success. Reviewing labour market, family and education policies, this edited collection analyses the emergence of social investment policies in both Europe and East Asia. Adopting a life course perspective and examining both public and private investments, this book addresses key contemporary policy issues including care, learning, work, social mobility and inequalities. Providing original observations, this seminal text explores the roads and barriers towards effective social investment policies, derives practical social policy implications and highlights important lessons for future policymaking.
About the Author
Young Jun Choi is Professor in the Department of Public Administration at Yonsei University. Timo Fleckenstein is Associate Professor in the Department of Social Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Soohyun Christine Lee is Korea Foundation Assistant Professor in Korean and East Asian Political Economy in the Department of European and International Studies at King's College London.