'Julia Lynch has made an unusually creative and insightful contribution to comparative social policy theory. The great virtue of Age in the Welfare State is that it succeeds in answering all three of its major research questions in a robust, systematic, and thought-provoking way.' Pieter Vanhuysse, University of Haifa
'Lynch proposes an innovative historical-institutional explanation … Lynch's fact-finding strategy in these chapters is certainly helpful in establishing precise values for the ENSR and in raising additional theoretical puzzles. … the author supplements this early analysis with three rigourous chapter-length studies of family allowances, unemployment benefits and pensions in two countries … Julia Lynch has made an unusually creative and insightful contribution to comparative social policy theory. … this book is highly recommended for anyone interested in the interplay of liberal democracy and public policy.' Journal of Social Policy
Descripción del libro
This book is about why state spending on things like pensions, unemployment benefits, and family allowances is tilted towards the elderly in some countries but not in others. The novel way of looking at what welfare states do leads to very different conclusions from the standard literature.