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dc.contributor.advisor Kitschelt, Herbert en_US
dc.contributor.author Falvey, Matthew Charles en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-06T20:46:06Z
dc.date.available 2011-01-06T20:46:06Z
dc.date.issued 2010 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10161/3156
dc.description Thesis en_US
dc.description.abstract <p>Only recently have scholars begun to focus directly on one of the starkest dimensions of variation in advanced welfare states - the extent to which aggregate social spending is geared specifically to the elderly. Progress toward an understanding of these differences would be aided by scholarly debate, but this field of inquiry remains characterized by lone theories advanced in isolation. This paper seeks first to situate the question within long-standing scholarly debates by identifying implicit hypotheses within the three major branches of welfare state theory and assessing them for their empirical and logical plausibility. A new theory is then advanced linking these differences to cross-national differences in the strength of employment protection. The paper concludes with a brief discussion of potentially fertile research avenues.</p> en_US
dc.subject Political Science en_US
dc.subject age-orientation en_US
dc.subject employment protection en_US
dc.subject pensions en_US
dc.subject welfare en_US
dc.title The Age-Orientation of Welfare en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.department Political Science en_US

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