The Politics of Pension Reform in South European Welfare States
in J. van langendonck, (ed.),(2007) The Right to Social Security, Intesentia, Antwerpen -Oxford-New York, Social Europe Series Volume 12, ISBN 90-5095-634-3
27 Pages Posted: 12 May 2014
Date Written: 2007
The present paper examines the politics of pension reform in Southern Europe, by focusing in particular on the politics of reform in Greece, Portugal and Spain. The presence of a number of common features relating to their socio-economic structures and welfare state development has resulted in the categorization of Southern countries under a separate model or in their identification as distinct clusters of Esping-Andersen’s (1990) state-corporatist model.
Keywords: South welfare states, Welfare types, Greece, Portugal, Spain
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