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Détails du magazine
Format
Magazine
eISSN
2297-8348
Première publication
16 Apr 2016
Période de publication
3 fois par an
Langues
Anglais

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Volume 47 (2021): Edition 2 (July 2021)

Détails du magazine
Format
Magazine
eISSN
2297-8348
Première publication
16 Apr 2016
Période de publication
3 fois par an
Langues
Anglais

Chercher

9 Articles
Accès libre

The Non-Take-Up of Health and Social Benefits: What Implications for Social Citizenship?

Publié en ligne: 20 Jul 2021
Pages: 161 - 180

Résumé

Accès libre

Institutionalized Normality and Individual Living Situations. The Non-Take-Up of Old-Age Basic Income Support in Germany

Publié en ligne: 20 Jul 2021
Pages: 181 - 200

Résumé

Abstract

The study analyzes the non-take-up of means-tested benefits among older people in Germany using GSOEP (2010–2015). The results suggest that 6 out of 10 do not claim benefits. To explain non-take-up the study looks at differences between individual living situations and institutionalized normality. The empirical section deals with three dimensions of the living situation: coping with financial hardship, acknowledgment of previous achievements, and temporal dynamics. While coping and temporal dynamics prove to be relevant, the results regarding acknowledgment are mixed.

Mots clés

  • Social policy
  • non-take-up
  • old-age security
  • poverty
  • social security
  • welfare
Accès libre

Caseworker Prejudice: Exploring Secondary Non-Take-Up from Below Among Latino Immigrants in Madrid, London, and New York City

Publié en ligne: 20 Jul 2021
Pages: 201 - 220

Résumé

Abstract

This article investigates the understudied phenomenon of secondary non-take-up (NTU) among Latino immigrants in Madrid, London, and New York City from their own perspective. It examines the reasons behind secondary NTU across the three sites and examines the relevance of type of welfare state in which they live. The findings of this paper suggest that secondary NTU is prevalent in these three sites. It identifies prejudice from social workers as the leading cause of secondary NTU among Latino immigrants.

Mots clés

  • Non-take-up (NTU)
  • immigration
  • welfare state
  • discrimination
  • public policies
Accès libre

When Multiple Implications of Non-Take-Up to Healthcare Catalyze a Critique of the Health and Social System

Publié en ligne: 20 Jul 2021
Pages: 221 - 239

Résumé

Abstract

This article shows that “not chosen” experiences of non-take up to healthcare, having multiple implications for people and remaining unanswered from the social protection and health system, create a paradoxical situation. The result, among the people concerned, is a destabilization of representations of system, conducive to the construction of criticisms and reactions leading people to keep, voluntarily and by different means, at a distance from certain health and social offers.

Mots clés

  • Non-take up of healthcare
  • practical and symbolic consequences
  • criticisms
  • voluntary non-take up
Accès libre

Activation, Non-Take-Up, and the Sense of Entitlement: A Swiss Case Study of Disability Policy Reforms

Publié en ligne: 20 Jul 2021
Pages: 241 - 260

Résumé

Abstract

Based on the case of the Swiss disability insurance (DI), the article questions the impact of activation on the (non-)take-up of social policies. It investigates the aim and content of activation policies (as found in official texts and discourses) and their subjective perception among recipients. Inspired by Kerr’s model and Hobson’s notion of “sense of entitlement”, analysis reveals the paradoxical outcomes of DI reforms. It underlines the importance of the subjective dimension of entitlements in the sociological understanding of non-take-up.

Mots clés

  • Activation
  • Non-take-up
  • Disability
  • Social policies
  • Sense of entitlement
Accès libre

Living Contexts of Non-Take-Up in Germany

Publié en ligne: 20 Jul 2021
Pages: 261 - 282

Résumé

Abstract

This article focuses on the refusal of social benefits in Germany from the perspectives of people who practice it. Through the presentation of three case studies, forms of subjectivation are reconstructed which offer insights into societal origins of refusal as an everyday mode of action and point towards further thematic and empirical research areas.

Mots clés

  • Non-take-up
  • Germany
  • Social State
  • processes of subjectivation
  • target-group perspective
Accès libre

The Variety of Muslim Interpretations in Mass Media Public Discourses in German-speaking Switzerland

Publié en ligne: 20 Jul 2021
Pages: 283 - 305

Résumé

Abstract

This article examines Muslim interpretations in the mass media public discourses in German-speaking Switzerland. It focuses on the period from the moment of the adoption of the initiative against the construction of minarets untill mid-2017. On the basis of a discourse analysis four fields of positions are presented. It can be shown that there is a considerable variety of inter-Muslim interpretations. Those positions with the highest reception are characterized by an intolerance of ambiguity and an incorporation of hegemonial interpretative patterns.

Mots clés

  • Discourses
  • Switzerland
  • Muslims
  • Interpretations
  • Variety
  • Ambiguity
Accès libre

Transitions to Professional Education in Switzerland: The Influence of Institutional Characteristics of the Swiss VET System

Publié en ligne: 20 Jul 2021
Pages: 307 - 334

Résumé

Abstract

Based on human capital and institutional theory, this article investigates whether transitions into professional education depend on institutional characteristics of the preceding initial vocational education and training program. The empirical analyses make use of the SLFS data. They show that vertically non­differentiated initial vocational education and training programs with high shares of vocational school and standardized final exams increase the probability to enter professional education.

Mots clés

  • professional education
  • educational transitions
  • human capital
  • training structures
  • vocational education and training
Accès libre

A New Spirit of Capitalism? Quantitative Analysis of Swiss-German Print Job Advertisements (1955–2005) and Their Time Diagnostic Relevance

Publié en ligne: 20 Jul 2021
Pages: 335 - 374

Résumé

Abstract

Boltanski and Chiapello put forward the thesis that the spirit of capitalism has fundamentally changed in the course of the 20th century. According to them, diligence, discipline and orderliness are no longer at the core of the new spirit, but values such as passion, authenticity or creativity. Following this line of thought, this contribution analyzes whether the qualifications required in Swiss-German job advertisements suggest the existence of such a new spirit. The results point to a revival of discipline-related qualifications and show that passion-related qualifications are not demanded as their substitutes, but rather in addition.

Mots clés

  • Spirit of Capitalism
  • qualification requirements
  • job advertisements
  • discipline
  • passion
9 Articles
Accès libre

The Non-Take-Up of Health and Social Benefits: What Implications for Social Citizenship?

Publié en ligne: 20 Jul 2021
Pages: 161 - 180

Résumé

Accès libre

Institutionalized Normality and Individual Living Situations. The Non-Take-Up of Old-Age Basic Income Support in Germany

Publié en ligne: 20 Jul 2021
Pages: 181 - 200

Résumé

Abstract

The study analyzes the non-take-up of means-tested benefits among older people in Germany using GSOEP (2010–2015). The results suggest that 6 out of 10 do not claim benefits. To explain non-take-up the study looks at differences between individual living situations and institutionalized normality. The empirical section deals with three dimensions of the living situation: coping with financial hardship, acknowledgment of previous achievements, and temporal dynamics. While coping and temporal dynamics prove to be relevant, the results regarding acknowledgment are mixed.

Mots clés

  • Social policy
  • non-take-up
  • old-age security
  • poverty
  • social security
  • welfare
Accès libre

Caseworker Prejudice: Exploring Secondary Non-Take-Up from Below Among Latino Immigrants in Madrid, London, and New York City

Publié en ligne: 20 Jul 2021
Pages: 201 - 220

Résumé

Abstract

This article investigates the understudied phenomenon of secondary non-take-up (NTU) among Latino immigrants in Madrid, London, and New York City from their own perspective. It examines the reasons behind secondary NTU across the three sites and examines the relevance of type of welfare state in which they live. The findings of this paper suggest that secondary NTU is prevalent in these three sites. It identifies prejudice from social workers as the leading cause of secondary NTU among Latino immigrants.

Mots clés

  • Non-take-up (NTU)
  • immigration
  • welfare state
  • discrimination
  • public policies
Accès libre

When Multiple Implications of Non-Take-Up to Healthcare Catalyze a Critique of the Health and Social System

Publié en ligne: 20 Jul 2021
Pages: 221 - 239

Résumé

Abstract

This article shows that “not chosen” experiences of non-take up to healthcare, having multiple implications for people and remaining unanswered from the social protection and health system, create a paradoxical situation. The result, among the people concerned, is a destabilization of representations of system, conducive to the construction of criticisms and reactions leading people to keep, voluntarily and by different means, at a distance from certain health and social offers.

Mots clés

  • Non-take up of healthcare
  • practical and symbolic consequences
  • criticisms
  • voluntary non-take up
Accès libre

Activation, Non-Take-Up, and the Sense of Entitlement: A Swiss Case Study of Disability Policy Reforms

Publié en ligne: 20 Jul 2021
Pages: 241 - 260

Résumé

Abstract

Based on the case of the Swiss disability insurance (DI), the article questions the impact of activation on the (non-)take-up of social policies. It investigates the aim and content of activation policies (as found in official texts and discourses) and their subjective perception among recipients. Inspired by Kerr’s model and Hobson’s notion of “sense of entitlement”, analysis reveals the paradoxical outcomes of DI reforms. It underlines the importance of the subjective dimension of entitlements in the sociological understanding of non-take-up.

Mots clés

  • Activation
  • Non-take-up
  • Disability
  • Social policies
  • Sense of entitlement
Accès libre

Living Contexts of Non-Take-Up in Germany

Publié en ligne: 20 Jul 2021
Pages: 261 - 282

Résumé

Abstract

This article focuses on the refusal of social benefits in Germany from the perspectives of people who practice it. Through the presentation of three case studies, forms of subjectivation are reconstructed which offer insights into societal origins of refusal as an everyday mode of action and point towards further thematic and empirical research areas.

Mots clés

  • Non-take-up
  • Germany
  • Social State
  • processes of subjectivation
  • target-group perspective
Accès libre

The Variety of Muslim Interpretations in Mass Media Public Discourses in German-speaking Switzerland

Publié en ligne: 20 Jul 2021
Pages: 283 - 305

Résumé

Abstract

This article examines Muslim interpretations in the mass media public discourses in German-speaking Switzerland. It focuses on the period from the moment of the adoption of the initiative against the construction of minarets untill mid-2017. On the basis of a discourse analysis four fields of positions are presented. It can be shown that there is a considerable variety of inter-Muslim interpretations. Those positions with the highest reception are characterized by an intolerance of ambiguity and an incorporation of hegemonial interpretative patterns.

Mots clés

  • Discourses
  • Switzerland
  • Muslims
  • Interpretations
  • Variety
  • Ambiguity
Accès libre

Transitions to Professional Education in Switzerland: The Influence of Institutional Characteristics of the Swiss VET System

Publié en ligne: 20 Jul 2021
Pages: 307 - 334

Résumé

Abstract

Based on human capital and institutional theory, this article investigates whether transitions into professional education depend on institutional characteristics of the preceding initial vocational education and training program. The empirical analyses make use of the SLFS data. They show that vertically non­differentiated initial vocational education and training programs with high shares of vocational school and standardized final exams increase the probability to enter professional education.

Mots clés

  • professional education
  • educational transitions
  • human capital
  • training structures
  • vocational education and training
Accès libre

A New Spirit of Capitalism? Quantitative Analysis of Swiss-German Print Job Advertisements (1955–2005) and Their Time Diagnostic Relevance

Publié en ligne: 20 Jul 2021
Pages: 335 - 374

Résumé

Abstract

Boltanski and Chiapello put forward the thesis that the spirit of capitalism has fundamentally changed in the course of the 20th century. According to them, diligence, discipline and orderliness are no longer at the core of the new spirit, but values such as passion, authenticity or creativity. Following this line of thought, this contribution analyzes whether the qualifications required in Swiss-German job advertisements suggest the existence of such a new spirit. The results point to a revival of discipline-related qualifications and show that passion-related qualifications are not demanded as their substitutes, but rather in addition.

Mots clés

  • Spirit of Capitalism
  • qualification requirements
  • job advertisements
  • discipline
  • passion

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