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Emphasis was gradually shifting towards more qualitative objectives, with mobility being presented as a source of mutual enrichment and cultural interchange rather than an end in itself. 5, pp. 1-2]. A number of factors were identified in the same document as influencing higher education in the Community: the increasing pace of European integration and labour mobility following the completion of the internal market and the advance towards monetary and political union; the impact of scientific and technological advances on economic and daily life; the enlargement of the Community and increasing opportunities for co-operation, partnership and mutual support both within Europe and on the world scene.
In liberal regimes caring is commodified in that it is largely left to individuals to resort to market forces and make their own provision. According to Esping-Andersen's (1990, p. 74) classification, among member states in the European Union, Belgium, France, Germany and Italy rate high on conservative attributes, with Ireland and the Netherlands obtaining a medium score. Denmark and the Netherlands rate high on social democratic criteria, with Germany and the United Kingdom in the medium band.
These thumbnail sketches also provide a reference point for the analysis of different areas of social policy in subsequent chapters. Continental welfare states The founder members of the EEC shared a certain similarity of approach to welfare in that their social protection systems were mainly derived from the Bismarckian statist corporatist model, in accordance with the principle that workers are guaranteed benefits and a substitute income related to their previous earnings through a contractual insurance scheme (Clasen and Freeman, 1994).
Social Policy in the European Union by Linda Hantrais (auth.)