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SW 206 Week 2 class B Lecture
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Types of Welfare State Regimes Residual Welfare States The Welfare State as “Safety Net” When all else fails (i.e. family and friends), the State steps in to provide a minimum of support under which no one is allowed to fall. Market Deferring Encompasses the U.S. approach which is a mix of “liberal” and “conservative” views. Institutional (or “Universalist”) Social Welfare States The Welfare State as provider of certain essential elements of welfare to ALL citizens regardless of status or need. “Citizenship Rights” based model Market Disciplining (rather than deferring) Encompasses the approach of many European Nations (esp. Sweden, Denmark, Holland….and arguably France, Belgium and Canada. Finally, Esping-Anderson mentions a third “middle” type: the “Corporatist” Welfare State. We won’t focus on this variant. Its often called the Christian Democratic model in that it represents a sort of conservative approach but one that is rather generous and not necessarily market deferring. But its generosity is largely conditional on what position in society one occupies. GERMANY is often noted as an example of this type.
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and “Residual” Welfare States 1. Size : the BIGGER the welfare state (i.e. greater % of Gross Domestic Product—GDP) the more likely it is an “Institutional” (Social Democratic leaning) welfare state; and the less likely it is a “Residual” welfare state. Residual
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This note was uploaded on 03/25/2010 for the course SOC WORK 206 taught by Professor Lock during the Spring '10 term at University of Wisconsin.

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Week 2 class B - SW 206 Week 2 class B Lecture Types of...

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