Privatization trends in welfare services and their impact upon Israel as a welfare state

Joseph Katan, Ariela Lowenstein

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The implementation of a policy of privatization of social services is one of the hallmarks of recent changes in the character of the welfare state and in its practice in many Western countries. One consequence of such policies is that many of the services that governments and local authorities are legally obliged or wish to provide to various sectors of society are in fact delivered by nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), including voluntary organizations and commercial enterprises. The process of privatization has assumed a variety of forms in these countries and to varying extents in all aspects of the spectrum of social services, including health, income support, education, housing, employment, and personal welfare services.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Welfare State in Post-Industrial Society
Subtitle of host publicationA Global Perspective
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages22
ISBN (Print)9781441900654
StatePublished - 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Arts and Humanities
  • General Social Sciences

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