Translated Titles

A Preliminary Analysis of the Linking between Work and Welfare: From "Workhouse Test" to "Workfare" and "Make Work Pay"




孫健忠(Chien-Chung Sun)

Key Words

勞役所試煉 ; 工作福利 ; 工有酬 ; workhouse test ; workfare ; make work pay



Volume or Term/Year and Month of Publication

8卷1期(2009 / 08 / 01)

Page #

119 - 147

Content Language


Chinese Abstract


English Abstract

The linking between work and welfare has historically been a source of tension, the hope being that the provision of welfare would not harm work incentive. The author discusses the various strategies employed to link work and welfare in the context of the British and American social welfare systems. The key elements of these systems are the ”Workhouse Test,” ”Workfare”, and ”Make Work Pay.” The Taiwanese experience with this issue is then examined as a comparison. Although a structure is in place for linking work and welfare in Taiwan, solid discourse on the matter has been lacking.

Topic Category 社會科學 > 社會學
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