This book traces how individuals fare over time in each of the three principal types of welfare state.
Table of Contents
Preface; Acknowledgments; 1. Introduction; Part I. Setting the Scene: 2. Reasons for welfare; 3. Alternative institutional designs; 4. National embodiments; 5. Background expectations; 6. Testing the theories with panels; Part II. One Standard of Success: External Moral Criteria: 7. Promoting efficiency; 8. Reducing poverty; 9. Promoting equality; 10. Promoting integration; 11. Promoting stability; 12. Promoting autonomy; Part III. Another Standard of Success: Internal Institutional Criteria: 13. The United States as a liberal welfare regime; 14. The Netherlands as a social democratic welfare regime; 15. Germany as a corporatist welfare regime; 16. Conclusions; Appendix tables; References; Index.
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