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Gilbert, Neil 1940-

Works: 64 works in 426 publications in 3 languages and 19,474 library holdings
Genres: Cross-cultural studies  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works by Neil Gilbert
A mother's work : how feminism, the market, and policy shape family life by Neil Gilbert( )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The question of how best to combine work and family life has led to lively debates in recent years. Both a lifestyle and a policy issue, it has been addressed psychologically, socially, and economically, and conclusions have been hotly contested. But as Neil Gilbert shows in this penetrating and provocative book, we haven't looked closely enough at how and why these questions are framed, or who benefits from the proposed answers." "A Mother's Work takes a hard look at the unprecedented rise in childlessness that, along with the outsourcing of family care and household production, has helped to alter family life since the 1960s. It challenges the conventional view on how to balance motherhood and employment, and examines how the choices women make are influenced by the culture of capitalism, feminist expectations, and the social policies of the welfare state. Gilbert argues that while the market ignores the essential value of a mother's work, prevailing norms about the social benefits of work have been overvalued by elites whose opportunities and circumstances little resemble those of most working- and middle-class mothers. And the policies that have been crafted too often seem friendlier to the market than to the family. Gilbert ends his discussion by looking at the issue internationally, and he makes the case for reframing the debate to include a wider range of social values and public benefits that present more options for managing work and family responsibilities."--Jacket
Dimensions of social welfare policy by Neil Gilbert( Book )

56 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 1,921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text provides students with [a] theoretical and conceptual framework for analyzing the design of a wide range of social welfare policies. [This book] illustrates theoretical points by offering examples from a cross-section of program areas including income maintenance, child welfare, model cities, day care, community action, and mental health. The authors show how social theories and individual versus collective value orientations influence policies. The [book] include[s] a broad overview of ... recent policy trends in the advanced welfare states related to eligibility, finance, delivery, and benefit designs
Welfare justice : restoring social equity by Neil Gilbert( )

11 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 1,899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the past several decades the welfare state has become increasingly unfair, says Neil Gilbert in this fresh and provocative book. He analyzes some critical developments: traditional welfare arrangements have failed to accommodate the changing character of family life and gender equality; groups identifying themselves as victims (feminists, gays, disabled people, older people, and others) have increasingly demanded new social rights while ignoring the need to enlarge civic responsibilities; advocates have exaggerated the prevalence of such social ills as rape and child abuse, thus muddying policy deliberations; and a hidden welfare state has evolved that delivers huge subsidies to the middle and upper classes-for health, housing, daycare, and pensions-in the midst of growing resentment against welfare spending for the poor.Gilbert argues that policymakers need to develop programs that balance the rights and responsibilities of citizens, and they need to take a hard look at exactly who benefits from government resources. He calls for a new form of social protection to supersede the welfare state: the "enabling state," where citizens are treated not as passive recipients of public benefits and care but as individuals capable of looking after themselves with occasional assistance from the government. The central challenge of the enabling state will be to create a system of social protection that encourages private responsibility while maintaining an equitable framework of humane public care for those unable to assist themselves
Combatting child abuse : international perspectives and trends by Neil Gilbert( )

13 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through a comparative study of the designs of child abuse reporting systems in nine countries including the United States, England, Canada, Denmark, the Netherlands, Finland, Germany, Belgium, and Sweden, Combatting Child Abuse sheds light on common problems and policy responses currently emerging in efforts to reduce child abuse. By analyzing the philosophy, structure, and operation of these reporting systems and their outcomes, Neil Gilbert illuminates alternative perspectives on how the problem of child abuse is defined and introduces an expanded view of policy options designed to protect children
The enabling state : modern welfare capitalism in America by Neil Gilbert( )

13 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study details a fresh vision of social welfare transfers--how they are delivered, and whom they benefit. The authors explore the use of private enterprise and market-oriented approaches to the delivery of social provisions, and examine how welfare benefits are derived from the full range of modern social transfers including tax expenditures, credit subsidies, and those induced by regulatory activity. Reappraising the modern boundaries of social welfare, this book provides insights into the structure and dynamics of a novel social model that will open new avenues for scientific study and p
Transformation of the welfare state : the silent surrender of public responsibility by Neil Gilbert( Book )

30 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 1,284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the early 1970s, debate has raged over the "crisis of the welfare state." As the United States successfully exported its bootstrap brand of capitalism and an ever-broadening range of public activity came to be viewed through the prism of profit and loss, social welfare policies were closely scrutinized worldwide. Welfare was no longer a means to remedy the inherent flaws of capitalism, but rather was recast as part of the very problem it was designed to solve. At the same time, the glaring systemic deficiencies of extant welfare systems -- and the psychological toll of welfare dependency -- became increasingly apparent, even to welfare's supporters. How much has really changed in the world of welfare? A great deal, according to Neil Gilbert, one of our most deeply engaged and thoughtful analysts of social welfare policy. In this panoramic inquiry, Gilbert spans the globe to assess, in provocative yet dispassionate fashion, what welfare looks like in a free market world. From Sweden to the U.S., Gilbert finds a fundamental transformation in the welfare state -- a turn away from broad-based entitlements and automatic benefits to a new, "enabling" approach defined by policies that designed to promote privatization and labor force participation. He provides tangible evidence of how these new systems promote work and responsibility over protection and how they thicken the glue of civil society by diluting the pervasive role of government. Translating the new language of solidarity, activation, and social inclusion that has accompanied these changes, Gilbert reveals that these shifts have had surprisingly broadbased support. Traditional welfare supporters on the Left are silently implementing reforms long associated with the policy agenda of the Right. Gilbert concludes with policy recommendations intended to temper the harder, unforgiving edges of this new social protection mentality with pragmatic assistance for those left behind. Illuminating a fundamental shift in the design of modern welfare systems, this landmark work is a must-read for anyone concerned with social policy today. Author Notes: Neil Gilbert is Chernin Professor of Social Welfare and Social Service at the University of California, Berkeley
Raising children : emerging needs, modern risks, and social responses( )

16 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern family life raises tough questions: Who should be responsible for children's daily care? How can their financial support be fairly allocated between parents? Should extended family members be paid for their help? Can women have full careers and also be good mothers? 'Raising Children' takes on these questions and more
Capitalism and the welfare state : dilemmas of social benevolence by Neil Gilbert( Book )

13 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and held by 854 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the best of intentions : the child sexual abuse prevention movement by Jill Duerr Berrick( Book )

6 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In recent years, child sexual abuse has gained increasing attention as a serious problem for children of all ages. The most widely accepted model for preventing sexual abuse involves programs designed to empower children, which are delivered in the classroom setting. This book provides a fresh look at the prevention movement, proposing that little attention has been paid to the effectiveness or appropriateness of empowerment efforts. The authors identify the unanticipated consequences of prevention training, provide the most detailed analysis available of exactly what is being taught in these programs, and lay the groundwork for a reconsideration of prevention approaches with children
The Emergence of social welfare and social work : [readings by Neil Gilbert( Book )

18 editions published between 1976 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern welfare states : a comparative view of trends and prospects( Book )

13 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Planning for social welfare : issues, models, and tasks by Neil Gilbert( Book )

12 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents classic statements on major planning issues and analysis of planning models, with numerous references. The core tasks of the planner are described and analyzed in detail, with case examp- les for illustration. Also featured is a series of practical planning techniques for problem analysis, needs assessment, program design and evaluation. Decision-making aids, such as the delphi techniques and nominal group processes are explained
Clients or constituents by Neil Gilbert( Book )

7 editions published between 1940 and 1981 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the accomplishments of the 1960s War on Poverty, the role of professionals, the role of those in need of assistance, and the democritization of social welfare--changing clients into constituents
Protecting young children from sexual abuse : does preschool training work?( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handbook of the social services by Neil Gilbert( Book )

7 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Child protection systems : international trends and orientations( Book )

15 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Child Protection Systems is a comparative study of the social policies and professional practices that frame societal responses to the problems of child maltreatment in ten countries: USA, Canada, England, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and Norway. Focusing on the developments in policy and practice since the mid-1990s, this volume provides a detailed, up-to-date analysis of the similarities and differences in how child protection systems operate and their outcomes. The findings highlight the changing criteria that define child maltreatment, trends in out-of-home placement, professional responses to allegations of maltreatment, and the level of state responsibility for child and family welfare, providing an in-depth understanding of the different ways modern welfare states assume the sensitive responsibility of balancing children's rights and parents' rights. The changing character of child protection systems worldwide reflects dramatic and rapid organizational, policy, and legislative changes; the expansion of child welfare systems; the rise of formal procedures and evidence-based initiatives; the increased challenges posed by race and ethnicity; and the extent to which countries adopt either a child protection or a family service approach to child abuse.?
Dynamics of community planning by Neil Gilbert( Book )

4 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

United in diversity? : comparing social models in Europe and America( Book )

17 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since the advent of the European Union, politicians have increasingly emphasized the notion of a European social model as an alternative to the American form of market capitalism, which is seen as promoting economic growth without regard for solidarity and social progress. As this political discourse has advanced, social scientists and academic policy analysts have raised questions concerning the extent to which the European Union and the United States social models exist outside the minds of diplomats and politicians seeking to stitch together a common identity. How much unity is there still within Europe after the Eastern enlargements have considerably increased economic and cultural diversity? To whatever extent one might discern a distinct set of commonalities that represent the core of a European approach, how different are the European characteristics of social, economic, and political life from those of America?" "Addressing these issues, this book systematically analyzes how much European countries and the United States have in common and how much variation we find within the enlarged European Union in eight central spheres of socioeconomic and political life: employment, equality/mobility, educational opportunity, integration of immigrants, democratic functioning, political participation, rights to welfare, and levels of public spending. Drawing on empirical analyses by American and European scholars who represent multi-disciplinary backgrounds, each of these topics is put under scrutiny. The results of this study illuminate points of convergence and divergence as seen from the perspectives of scholars from both sides of the Atlantic."--Jacket
Changing patterns of social protection by Rebecca Van Voorhis( Book )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"""A thoughtful assessment of socioeconomic needs and influences, observing the necessity for benefits as well as the lessons of experience offered by various nations""--Library Bookwatch Over the last two decades, aging populations, changing family structures, market forces of globalization, strains of immigration, and political and ideological realignments have joined to create powerful pressures that are reshaping the design and philosophy of social welfare policies. Changing Patterns of Social Protection analyzes emerging patterns of social welfare and the implications of these trends for the future of social protection to vulnerable groups in France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden, United Kingdom, and the United States. Examining central policy trends in these countries, contributors explore current reforms of mainline programs: old age pensions, disability and unemployment insurance, family assistance, health care, and social services. The findings highlight how modern dynamics of social protection are manifest through reforms that include diverse social and economic incentives, changing benefit structures, a wide range of work-oriented measures, the resurgence of private activity, and current approaches to targeting benefits. Assessments of the socioeconomic influences that have precipitated these reforms reveal a broad range of common factors as well as country-specific influences such as the clientelistic approach to welfare in Italy, the complexities of reunification in Germany, and the ""Dutch disease"" of explosive claims for disability benefits. Changing Patterns of Social Protection offers insights into the issues raised by these policy reforms and their possible effects. By clarifying alternative policy designs this work affords a fresh perspective on how to think about the changing structure and function of social welfare arrangements in modern society. Neil Gilbert is Chernin Professor of Social Services and Social Welfare at the Un"--Provided by publisher
Targeting social benefits : international perspectives & trends by Neil Gilbert( Book )

18 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in English and Chinese and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Over the last decade changing family life and increasing fiscal constraints on welfare expenditures have forced industrialized nations to reconsider how they approach social protection. Faced with fiscal and demographic changes, many countries have been struggling to -develop innovative policy responses. Some involve targeting benefits in order to shrink existing program commitments, to focus welfare expenditures on those most in need, and to give social welfare systems more flexibility in redirecting available resources to meet emerging demands. Targeting Social Benefits: International Perspectives and Trends provides a systematic assessment of the trend toward targeting in seven countries representing a range of industrialized welfare states-New Zealand, the Netherlands, Britain, Israel, the United States, Italy, and Sweden. The contributors to this volume examine the extent to which each country has adopted measures to focus social benefits on specific population groups and particularly social welfare program areas. A summary chapter surveys and categorizes the choices nations have made in targeting methods, culls the lessons learned for recent reforms, and explores the implications of these developments for the future of the welfare state. Specific methods for targeting benefits in different program areas are analyzed, which includes means-tests, income testing, diagnostic criteria, behavioral requirements and the use of socio-demo-graphic categories. This illuminating volume provides an in-depth understanding of alternative approaches to and consequences of policies designed to target social benefits. It will help scholars, professionals, and policymakers deepen their understanding of the alternative methods and consequences of recent policies designed to shift the allocation of social welfare benefits. Neil Gilbert is Chernin Professor of Social Welfare at the School of Social Welfare, University of California at Berkeley, and Director of the Center for Com"--Provided by publisher
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Combatting child abuse : international perspectives and trends
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Gilbert, Neil

길버트, 닐

ギルバ-ト, ニ-ル

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Dimensions of social welfare policyWelfare justice : restoring social equityCombatting child abuse : international perspectives and trendsThe enabling state : modern welfare capitalism in AmericaTransformation of the welfare state : the silent surrender of public responsibilityRaising children : emerging needs, modern risks, and social responsesWith the best of intentions : the child sexual abuse prevention movementChild protection systems : international trends and orientations