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The Future of the Welfare StateCrisis Myths and Crisis Realities$
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Francis G. Castles

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780199270170

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2004

DOI: 10.1093/0199270171.001.0001

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On Crises, Myths, and Measurement

On Crises, Myths, and Measurement

(p.1) 1 On Crises, Myths, and Measurement
The Future of the Welfare State

Francis G. Castles (Contributor Webpage)

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Explores the themes of what follows. It argues that the welfare state literature of the past quarter century has been big on crisis theories of the welfare state and much weaker on facts. The chapter suggests that, in order to say something meaningful about the future of the welfare state, we need to test crisis accounts, such as those built around globalization and population ageing, with facts drawn from comparative analysis to establish which are myths and which are realities.

Keywords:   comparative hypothesis-testing, fertility trends, globalization, measuring social expenditure, new politics, population ageing, race to the bottom, welfare state crisis

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