European Network on Indicators of Social Quality

Summary of the Dutch National Report

in European Journal of Social Quality
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  • 1 University of Maastricht Pia.Steffens@ALGEC.unimaas.nl
  • 2 TIAS School for Business and Society c.deneubourg@tias.edu
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This paper presents a first set of data for the theoretical elements that have been developed for Social Quality in the Netherlands. The four social quality conditional factors (Socio-economic Security, Social Cohesion, Social Inclusion and Social Empowerment) will be addressed in an individual paragraph. The last paragraph describes a recent policy initiative that is relevant from the perspective of Social Quality. Emphasis is placed on the fact that policy initiatives frequently constitute a trade off between different components of Social Quality and benefits and costs have to be weighed carefully.