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Note: explore also the meaning of this legal term in the American Encyclopedia of Law.

Literature Review on Welfare State

In the Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy, [1] Paul B. Kirby offers the following summary about the topic of Welfare State: This entry provides a brief historical introduction to the welfare state in general, and to specific debates over the origins, variety, and economic impact of welfare states. The entry approaches the topic from three perspectives that are of particular interest to students of public policy and public administration. The first section discusses the normative rationales for the creation and expansion of the welfare state put forth by prominent political and scholarly supporters. The second section reviews scholarly work seeking to provide causal explanations for the emergence of welfare states generally, and to account for the wide variety of specific modalities of the welfare state. This section includes a brief discussion of welfare states in non-Western countries. The third and final section looks at the more recent turn to evaluation of the welfare state’s impact.

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Notes and References

  1. Entry about Welfare State in the Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy (2015, Routledge, Oxford, United Kingdom)

See Also

  • Political Economy
  • Public Policy
  • Social Protection
  • Social Security
  • Employment Affairs
  • Welfare

Health Care; Social Democracy; Social Justice; Unemployment; Varieties of Capitalism; Welfare Reform

Further Reading

  • Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance (2018, Springer International Publishing, Germany)

Baldwin, P. (1990). The politics of social solidarity: Class bases in the European welfare state, 1875–1975. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
Esping-Andersen, G. (1990). The three worlds of welfare capitalism. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.
Iversen, T.; Wren, A. Equality, employment, and budgetary restraint: The trilemma of the service economy. World Politics, 50(4), 507-546. (1998).
Mares, I. (2003). The politics of social risk: Business and welfare state development. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. (2004). Social expenditure database 1980-2001. Paris: Author.
Orloff, A. S. Gender and the social rights of citizenship: The comparative analysis of gender relations and welfare states. American Sociological Review, 58, 303-328. (1993).
Pierson, P. The new politics of the welfare state. World Politics, 48, 143-179. (1996).
Piven, F. F.; Cloward, R. A. (1971). Regulating the poor: The functions of public welfare. New York: Pantheon Books.

Hierarchical Display of Welfare State

Politics > Political framework > State
Economics > Economic policy > Economic policy > Intervention policy
Social Questions > Social framework > Social situation > Socioeconomic conditions > Social well-being

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Politics > Political framework > State > Welfare State
Economics > Economic policy > Economic policy > Intervention policy > Welfare State
Social Questions > Social framework > Social situation > Socioeconomic conditions > Social well-being > Welfare State

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