Welfare states are having to run harder to stand still. They need to act in mutual support to win the race against inequality and poverty.
Bea Cantillon is a professor of social policy at the University of Antwerp. She is a fellow of the Royal Belgian Academy of Sciences and of the British Academy. Her publications include Reconciling Work and Poverty Reduction (with Frank Vandenbroucke) and Decent Incomes for all (with Tim Goedemé and John Hills), both Oxford University Press.