Old-Age Security in Comparative Perspective

Hardcover | November 1, 1989

byJohn B. Williamson, Fred C. Pampel

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This work makes extensive use of seven well-developed historical case studies describing the evolution of public old-age security in industrial nations (Germany, United Kingdom, Sweden, and the United States) and developing nations (Brazil, Nigeria, and India). The authors focus on specifyingcontexts in which general theoretical perspectives can be used to account for these developments. One of the few studies which integrates historical and quantitative data, this accessible work will prove helpful to students and researchers of the welfare state, aging policy, and comparativesociology.

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This work makes extensive use of seven well-developed historical case studies describing the evolution of public old-age security in industrial nations (Germany, United Kingdom, Sweden, and the United States) and developing nations (Brazil, Nigeria, and India). The authors focus on specifyingcontexts in which general theoretical perspe...

John B. Williamson is at Boston College. Fred C. Pampel is at University of Colorado, Boulder.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 9.57 × 6.46 × 1.14 inPublished:November 1, 1989Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195068599

ISBN - 13:9780195068597

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"The book puts an inexorable claim on our attention as teachers and researchers of comparative political economy, political sociology, and the welfare state."--American Journal of Sociology