Prerequisites Versus Diffusion: Testing Alternative Explanations of Social Security Adoption

@inproceedings{Collier1975PrerequisitesVD,
  title={Prerequisites Versus Diffusion: Testing Alternative Explanations of Social Security Adoption},
  author={D. Collier and R. Messick},
  year={1975}
}
Social security is one of the most important means by which modern nations protect the welfare of their citizens. The first appearance of social security represents a particularly important policy juncture at which many nations broke from the anti-welfare doctrine of traditional liberalism. The bulk of scholarship on social security treats its adoption as an explanation for other aspects of the social security experience, instead of an outcome to be explained. This article analyzes two… Expand
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