Welfare State Change in Leading OECD Countries

The Influence of Post-Industrial and Global Economic Developments

  • Authors
  • Ingmar J.┬áSchustereder

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVII
  2. Introduction

    1. Ingmar J. Schustereder
      Pages 1-7
  3. The Welfare State and Welfare Capitalism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Ingmar J. Schustereder
      Pages 11-24
  4. Historical Development and Contemporary Challenges of the Advanced Capitalist Welfare State

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-39
    2. Ingmar J. Schustereder
      Pages 41-48
  5. Empirical Analyses of the Driving Forces Behind the Contemporary Capitalist Welfare State

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. Ingmar J. Schustereder
      Pages 177-179
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 181-222

About this book


For decades, issues regarding the sustainability of the welfare state have been an important agenda in both academic and public debate. The existing literature primarily points out to economic globalization and post industrial developments as drivers behind recent welfare state change. Ingmar J. Schustereder investigates the relative influence of these factors and examines to what extent different national systems of social protection have preserved their core institutional features over time. He applies a combination of econometric and qualitative techniques using data of 17 leading OECD countries from 1975 to 2005.


Globalisierung Social Policy Reform Sozialstaat Sozialstaatlichkeit Sozialsysteme Welfare Capitalism economic development social policy welfare welfare state

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