Tendencias del bienestar social en las sociedades occidentales: la privatización y el reto del Trabajo Social


  • Neil Gilbert University of California at Berkeley



Palabras clave:

privatización, estado de bienestar, análisis de costes unitarios, estado capacitador, contratación, gasto social


Este artículo analiza varios aspectos claves de la evolución del panorama de los estados de bienestar modernos, las principales fuerzas sociales que impulsan este cambio, y cómo el cambio es pertinente para el futuro de la práctica del Trabajo Social. Las fuerzas sociales que impulsan el cambio son factores estructurales tales como la transición demográfica y la globalización de la economía, así como variables socio-políticas que implican una comprensión de los efectos no previstos de las políticas sociales y el aumento del valor atribuido al sector privado. Las características centrales del cambio incluyen una modificación de las políticas, que se desplazan desde la protección del trabajo hacia la promoción del trabajo, y el uso cada vez mayor del sector privado en la producción y prestación de servicios sociales. La privatización de la seguridad social y sus implicaciones para la práctica del trabajo social se examinan a la luz de los retos en la negociación de la contratación de servicios.


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Gilbert, N. (2015). Tendencias del bienestar social en las sociedades occidentales: la privatización y el reto del Trabajo Social. Arbor, 191(771), a200. https://doi.org/10.3989/arbor.2015.771n1002




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