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The American Welfare Mess in Comparative Perspective

HAROLD L. WILENSKY

in Rich Democracies: Political Economy, Public Policy, and Performance

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520231764
eISBN:
9780520928336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231764.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter examines the problems in the welfare system in the U.S. It argues that there is no evidence to support the American stereotype of an epidemic of young teenage sexuality, teenage ... More


The development of the South Korean welfare regime

Sang-hoon Ahn and So-chung Lee

in East Asian welfare regimes in transition: From Confucianism to globalisation

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861345523
eISBN:
9781447302162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861345523.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter focuses on the South Korean welfare system, analysing the role of Confucianism in this system. It reveals the crucial role of an authoritarian state dictatorship (backed by the US) in ... More


East Asian welfare regimes in transition: From Confucianism to globalisation

Alan Walker and Chack-kie Wong (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861345523
eISBN:
9781447302162
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861345523.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

Eastern welfare systems have largely been neglected by Western social policy. There is very little information in the West about their operation and the differences between them. Yet, as China and ... More


Latvia

Trapenciere Ilze

in Europe enlarged: A handbook of education, labour and welfare regimes in Central and Eastern Europe

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420640
eISBN:
9781447302230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420640.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

The first section of this chapter begins with a brief overview of the education system during socialism. It focuses on the changes and developments in the Latvian education system after Latvia ... More


Bulgaria

Kostova Dobrinka

in Europe enlarged: A handbook of education, labour and welfare regimes in Central and Eastern Europe

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420640
eISBN:
9781447302230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420640.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

During Bulgaria's political and economic transition, changes in its political institutions have been rapid and fundamental. However, Bulgaria's socioeconomic systems have changed much more slowly ... More


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