By Jens Alber, Tony Fahey, Chiara Saraceno
Contemporary expansion to the east made the ecu Union a extra varied social house and taken it into extra direct touch with the social and cultural aftermath of communism.
The objective of this e-book is to assist social scientists, coverage makers and different observers do something about the unfamiliarity of this new global via bringing jointly a suite of informative analyses of key domain names of social existence within the new member states and candidate nations, considered compared either to one another and to the 'old' EU-15.
The concentration is on social stipulations, similar to social exclusion, poverty and residing stipulations, paintings and labour markets, relatives and housing. yet can also be deals debts of the institutional contexts in which those stipulations come up. The analyses uses various info, together with a brand new facts resource, the European caliber of lifestyles Survey 2003.