An Audit of the Welfare Modelling Business

  title={An Audit of the Welfare Modelling Business},
  author={Martin Powell and Armando Barrientos},
The ‘welfare modelling business’ has become central to comparative social policy in recent years. However, we argue that one important element in this literature, the usefulness of identifying ‘ideal types’ of welfare production that support theoretical development, has been neglected. While much effort has been devoted to the results of the number and composition of the worlds, insufficient attention has been paid to the analytical basis of welfare regimes. This article attempts an audit of… CONTINUE READING

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