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The New Context of Welfare: State of the Art Paper for the FPV Project: Welfare Reform and the Management of Societal Change.

Taylor-Gooby, Peter and Daguerre, Anne (2004) The New Context of Welfare: State of the Art Paper for the FPV Project: Welfare Reform and the Management of Societal Change. Project report. European Comission, Luxemburg (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:4722)

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to provide a brief review of comparative research on welfare

BACKGROUND: REVIEW OF RELEVANT COMPARATIVE RESEARCH

welfare in a capitalist society? How do you study it? and how do you understand welfare

during the early development of the area of study, for the simple reason that welfare states

challenges to welfare states have generated interest in understanding change, and focused

they operate?.

object and method that steadily grew more sophisticated, aided by improvements in the

defined services or ‘welfare effort’(Wilensky and Lebeaux, 1958). Over time this notion

benefits and impact on issues such as inequality or labour market participation. The

range of measures of economic, political and social activity (growth rates, participation of

wider range of methods including more sophisticated statistical techniques and, later,

growing complexity was that researchers began to move away from unidimensional

and ‘power resources’), institutional structure, different varieties of capitalism and differences

now arises is that so many disparate issues have become relevant to the understanding of

welfare policies that research is extremely difficult to conduct successfully.

Item Type: Monograph (Project report)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Social Policy
Depositing User: Peter Taylor-Gooby
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2008 10:20 UTC
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2020 04:01 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/4722 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Taylor-Gooby, Peter: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4825-1250
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