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Social Insurance and Path Dependence: ‘A Long Hello to Beveridge’

  • Anthony McCashinEmail author
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Abstract

This discussion focuses on a critical juncture in the mid-late 1980s when policymakers again chose social insurance as a model. The chapter shows how the Commission on Social Welfare influenced this choice, and that the choice was mediated by contingent events, political factors and the emergence of national partnership.

Keywords

Path-dependence Social insurance Social partnership 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Social Work and Social PolicyTrinity CollegeDublin 2Ireland

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