Studies in Philosophy and Education

, Volume 38, Issue 6, pp 629–639 | Cite as

Work and Social Justice: The Demands of Welfare in Kuwaiti Society

  • Zaha AlsuwailanEmail author


For centuries, philosophers and scholars have debated the role of the state in forming and distributing well-being, a concept now termed the ‘welfare state’. An ideal welfare state is one that protects and promotes the economic and social well-being of its citizens, based on the principles of equal opportunity and equitable distribution of wealth. In order to create such a welfare state, there must be a balance between a society’s demands and the market’s needs. In this paper, I argue for the need for equal and just welfare state reform based on the current needs and demands of both society and the labour market in Kuwait. Moreover, I discuss unemployment as a result of disequilibrium between society and market needs. Finally, I propose education reform as a solution to the unemployment problem.


Equality Justice Work Welfare state Unemployment Automation 



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Kuwait UniversityKuwait CityKuwait
  2. 2.Foundation of EducationKuwait CityKuwait

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