The Welfare State East and West

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Richard Rose, Rei Shiratori
Oxford University Press, 1986 - Business & Economics - 213 pages
A unique, comparative examination of the different ways in which modern democratic societies provide welfare today, these essays focus on the welfare strategies and experiences of the U.S., Japan, Great Britain, Scandinavia, Germany, and Israel. While the objectives of welfare are common to
each society, each has its own ideas about the best way for the state, the market, and the household to contribute to the welfare mix. With the economies of many countries under pressure, the question of the proper balance between domestic welfare spending and defense spending is often at the
center of the debate. The essays on Japan provide new and useful insights into how a state--not normally considered a welfare state--manages to provide a wide array of successful welfare services.
 

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Contents

Welfare in Society Three Worlds or One?
3
The States Contribution to the Welfare Mix
13
2 Welfare and Welfare in America
40
3 The Development of the Welfare Mix in Japan
64
4 The Dynamics of the Welfare Mix in Britain
80
5 The Civic Conception of the Welfare State in Scandinavia
107
6 Development Structure and Prospects of the German Social State
126
7 The Israeli Welfare SystemA Nation with a Difference
156
The Japanese Experience
173
9 The Future of the Welfare State
193
Data about Major Industrial Nations
207
Index
211
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