Presents different academic approaches to the study of both mature
welfare states and new social welfare arrangements in formerly
communist and newly industrialized countries, combining
micro-analyses of social insurance and welfare systems with broader
political descriptions of social policy in regions including
Scandinavia, China, and South Africa. This and the next volume form a
set based on papers presented at seminars held by the Foundation for
International Studies on Social Security in 1994-1996.
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