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Third time's the charm? Analyzing the effects of welfare regimes over inequality in Social-Democratic and informal welfare regimes

Castro Lopez, Maria Guadalupe Jimena LU (2011) WPMM30 20111
Department of Political Science
Abstract
The effects of welfare regimes over inequality have been studied through several approaches, but perhaps the most notorious contribution in this regard has been Korpi’s “Paradox of Redistribution”, which argues that the most equalizing welfare regimes are the ones that employ earnings-related, as opposed to flat-rate, benefits in their welfare institutions. Scandinavian states have employed this strategy with considerable success. In comparison, Latin American countries have applied social policies more similar to what Esping-Andersen calls conservative or liberal welfare regimes and have remain the most unequal region in the world. Through a comparative-normative analysis, this thesis argues that the unfortunate war against insecurity... (More)
The effects of welfare regimes over inequality have been studied through several approaches, but perhaps the most notorious contribution in this regard has been Korpi’s “Paradox of Redistribution”, which argues that the most equalizing welfare regimes are the ones that employ earnings-related, as opposed to flat-rate, benefits in their welfare institutions. Scandinavian states have employed this strategy with considerable success. In comparison, Latin American countries have applied social policies more similar to what Esping-Andersen calls conservative or liberal welfare regimes and have remain the most unequal region in the world. Through a comparative-normative analysis, this thesis argues that the unfortunate war against insecurity that is presently taking place in Mexico, could represent an opportunity to trigger the reinforcing mechanism observed between encompassing welfare institutions and inter-class solidarity. (Less)
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author
Castro Lopez, Maria Guadalupe Jimena LU
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organization
course
WPMM30 20111
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
inequality, welfare regimes, paradox of redistribution, Mexico, Sweden
language
English
id
1968780
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2011-06-20 15:16:21
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  abstract     = {The effects of welfare regimes over inequality have been studied through several approaches, but perhaps the most notorious contribution in this regard has been Korpi’s “Paradox of Redistribution”, which argues that the most equalizing welfare regimes are the ones that employ earnings-related, as opposed to flat-rate, benefits in their welfare institutions. Scandinavian states have employed this strategy with considerable success. In comparison, Latin American countries have applied social policies more similar to what Esping-Andersen calls conservative or liberal welfare regimes and have remain the most unequal region in the world. Through a comparative-normative analysis, this thesis argues that the unfortunate war against insecurity that is presently taking place in Mexico, could represent an opportunity to trigger the reinforcing mechanism observed between encompassing welfare institutions and inter-class solidarity.},
  author       = {Castro Lopez, Maria Guadalupe Jimena},
  keyword      = {inequality,welfare regimes,paradox of redistribution,Mexico,Sweden},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Third time's the charm? Analyzing the effects of welfare regimes over inequality in Social-Democratic and informal welfare regimes},
  year         = {2011},
}