Ten ideal-typical worlds of welfare regimes and their regime characteristics

Authored by: Christian Aspalter

Routledge Handbook of the Welfare State

Print publication date:  July  2018
Online publication date:  June  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138631649
eBook ISBN: 9781315207049
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Looking back at the past three decades of welfare regime comparison has been exciting and most productive, not only for the scientific discipline of social policy, but also for a lot more related or neighboring sciences, like economics, political science, public policy, gender studies, sociology, social work, as well as medical science, to name just a few sciences that used and applied the findings of not only Gøsta Esping-Andersen, but also hundreds more scholars who have written all sorts of qualitative and quantitative studies based on the findings of Esping-Andersen or who have tried to rival the very same in one way or another.

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