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Identifying variations of conservative social policy in North East Asia: the welfare state in Japan, South Korea and Mainland China

Aspalter, Christian


This study examines the nature and variations of welfare state systems in Northeast Asia, taking the examples of Japan, South Korea and Mainland China. While parting from the very popular and dominating classification of welfare states of Esping-Andersen this article proposes the existence of welfare state systems that are purely conservative in nature since conservative political parties and/or conservative social policies shaped welfare state development in this part of the world. The article...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Crawford School of Public Policy
Type: Working/Technical Paper
Access Rights: Open Access


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