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Global welfare regimes : a cluster analysis


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Abu Sharkh, M. and Gough, I., 2010. Global welfare regimes : a cluster analysis. Global Social Policy, 10 (1), pp. 27-58.

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Abstract

This article tests the claim that a small number of distinct ‘welfare regimes’, combining institutional patterns and social welfare outcomes, can be identified across the developing world. It develops a methodology for clustering a large number of developing countries, identifying and ranking their welfare regimes, assessing their stability over the decade 1990—2000, and relating these to important structural variables. It confirms the distinction between three meta-welfare regimes: proto-welfare state regimes, informal security regimes and insecurity regimes. However, it discriminates between relatively successful and failing informal security regimes. Regime membership is ‘sticky’ over time, but has been modified by two global trends: the HIV-AIDS pandemic in Africa and the growing role of remittances in some countries.

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Item Type Articles
CreatorsAbu Sharkh, M.and Gough, I.
DOI10.1177/1468018109355035
DepartmentsFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences > Social & Policy Sciences
Research CentresCentre for Analysis of Social Policy (CASP)
RefereedYes
StatusPublished
ID Code15948

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