The Welfare State Theories and the Case of Underdeveloped Countries
IPEA Working Paper No. 695
23 Pages Posted: 30 Mar 2000
Date Written: 1999
The article analyzes the use of some theories created to explain the trajectory of the welfare state on the developed countries of North America and Western Europe on the case of underdeveloped countries. It emphasizes that due to differences between developed and underdeveloped countries in characteristics as social segmentation, political culture, political power of the labor movements and the capacity of the bureaucracy to influence policies, adjusts on such theories are required.
JEL Classification: I13, I31
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