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What Welfare States Do: A Disaggregated Expenditure Analysis

Castles, Francis


This article suggests that an alternative to a social rights of citizenship approach to comparing welfare states is to use disaggregated programme expenditure data to identify the diverse spending priorities of different types of welfare state. An initial descriptive analysis shows that four major categories of social spending (cash spending on older people and those of working age; service spending on health and for other purposes) are almost entirely unrelated to one another and that...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Social Policy
DOI: 10.1017/S0047279408002547


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