The Welfare State Theories and the Case of Underdeveloped Countries

IPEA Working Paper No. 695

23 Pages Posted: 30 Mar 2000

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Marcelo Medeiros

IPEA - Institute for Applied Economic Research; UnB - University of Brasilia

Date Written: 1999

Abstract

The article analyzes the use of some theories created to explain the trajectory of the welfare state on the developed countries of North America and Western Europe on the case of underdeveloped countries. It emphasizes that due to differences between developed and underdeveloped countries in characteristics as social segmentation, political culture, political power of the labor movements and the capacity of the bureaucracy to influence policies, adjusts on such theories are required.

JEL Classification: I13, I31

Suggested Citation

Medeiros, Marcelo, The Welfare State Theories and the Case of Underdeveloped Countries (1999). IPEA Working Paper No. 695, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=208149 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.208149

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