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The Three Worlds Of Welfare Capitalism

International research on the social determinants of health has increasingly started to integrate a welfare state regimes perspective. Although this is to be welcomed, to date there has been an over-reliance on Esping-Andersen's The three worlds of welfare capitalism typology (1990). This is despite the fact that it has been subjected to extensive criticism and that there are in fact a number of competing welfare state typologies within the comparative social policy literature. The purpose of this paper is to provide public health researchers with an up-to-date overview of the welfare state regime literature so that it can be reflected more accurately in future research. It outlines The three worlds of welfare capitalism typology, and it presents the criticisms it received and an overview of alternative welfare state typologies. It concludes by suggesting new avenues of study in public health that could be explored by drawing upon this broader welfare state regimes literature.

The Three Worlds of Welfare Capitalism

Few discussions in modern social science have occupied as much attention as the changing nature of welfare states in Western societies. Gøsta Esping-Andersen, one of the foremost contributors to current debates on this issue, here provides a new analysis of the character and role of welfare states in the functioning of contemporary advanced Western societies. Esping-Andersen distinguishes three major types of welfare state, connecting these with variations in the historical development of different Western countries. He argues that current economic processes, such as those moving toward a postindustrial order, are shaped not by autonomous market forces but by the nature of states and state differences. Fully informed by comparative materials, this book will have great appeal to all those working on issues of economic development and postindustrialism. Its audience will include students of sociology, economics, and politics.

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EconPapers FAQ Archive maintainers FAQ Cookies at EconPapers Format for printing The RePEc blog The RePEc plagiarism page Three Worlds of Welfare Capitalism or Four?Deborah Mitchell (Obfuscate( '', 'deborah.mitchell' )) and Francis CastlesNo 63, LIS Working papers from LIS Cross-National Data Center in LuxembourgAbstract:This paper is developed in response to Gosta Esping-Andersens study, The Three Worlds of Welfare Capitalism (1990), in which he categorizes welfare capitalism as Liberal, Conservative, and Social Democratic. The authors argue that there also exists radical welfare capitalism which describes Australias welfare state.Pages: 0 pagesDate: 1991-04References: Add references at CitEc Citations: View citations in EconPapers (5) Track citations by RSS feedDownloads: (external link) (application/pdf)Related works:This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/TextPersistent link: :lis:liswps:63Access Statistics for this paperMore papers in LIS Working papers from LIS Cross-National Data Center in Luxembourg Contact information at EDIRC.Bibliographic data for series maintained by Piotr Paradowski (Obfuscate( '', 'publication' )). var addthis_config = "data_track_clickback":true; var addthis_share = url:" :lis:liswps:63"Share This site is part of RePEc and all the data displayed here is part of the RePEc data set. Is your work missing from RePEc? Here is how to contribute. Questions or problems? Check the EconPapers FAQ or send mail to Obfuscate( '', 'econpapers' ). EconPapers is hosted by the Örebro University School of Business.

After the seminal work of Titmuss (1974) who discusses the ways to do social protection, many researchers have analyzed and compared welfare state systems around the world. One of the most influential contributions in this field is the book of Gosta Esping Andersen (1990) who assumes that there exist three worlds of welfare stats: the universal, the liberal-residual and the corporatist one. The Esping Andersen book has become a classic reference in the debate about social protection. This article contributes to the debate by providing an economic evaluation of the Algerian social protection system relying Esping Andersen typology. We will discuss how the Algerian government attempts to use a social protection system to provide a better life for the citizens and ultimately to avoid Arab-spring-inspired events.

Supplemental Material, sj-pdf-1-esp-10.1177_09589287211050520 for The four global worlds of welfare capitalism: Institutional, neoliberal, populist and residual welfare state regimes by Erdem Yörük, İbrahim Öker and Gabriela Ramalho Tafoya in Journal of European Social Policy 041b061a72


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