Three worlds of welfare capitalism or more? A state-of-the-art report

  title={Three worlds of welfare capitalism or more? A state-of-the-art report},
  author={Wilhelmus Antonius Arts and John Gelissen},
  journal={Journal of European Social Policy},
  pages={137 - 158}
  • W. Arts, J. Gelissen
  • Published 1 May 2002
  • Economics, Political Science
  • Journal of European Social Policy
This paper surveys the debate regarding Esping-Andersen's typology of welfare states and reviews the modified or alternative typologies ensuing from this debate. We confine ourselves to the classifications which have been developed by Esping-Andersen's critics in order to cope with the following alleged shortcomings of his typology: (1) the misspecification of the Mediterranean welfare states as immature Continental ones; (2) the labelling of the Antipodean welfare states as belonging to the… 

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