The Three Worlds of Welfare Capitalism

  title={The Three Worlds of Welfare Capitalism},
  author={G{\o}sta Esping‐Andersen},
Few discussions in modern social science have occupied as much attention as the changing nature of welfare states in Western societies. Gosta Esping-Andersen, one of the foremost contributors to current debates on this issue, here provides a new analysis of the character and role of welfare states in the functioning of contemporary advanced Western societies. Esping-Andersen distinguishes three major types of welfare state, connecting these with variations in the historical development of… 

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