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SPOIB8B1 Comparative Welfare State Research 3 ECTS
Organised by
Social Policy/ISSS

Learning outcomes

To provide theoretical and conceptual tools as well as methods in comparing welfare states and social policy systems in post-industrial countries. The module sheds light on different comparative approaches used in current welfare state research.


Different approaches to comparative welfare state studies covering a wide range of social policy systems; theoretical and empirical modeling of welfare states.

Modes of study

Written exam on the faculty examination day, or essay, or compensatory courses.


Numeric 1-5.

Study materials


Anttonen, Baldock & Sipilä (eds.): The Young, the Old and The State. Social Care Systems in Five Industrial Nations. Edward Elgar 2003.

Esping-Andersen: Social Foundations of Postindustrial Economies. Oxford University Press 1999.

Belongs to following study modules

School of Social Sciences and Humanities
Social Policy (Social Policy/ISSS)
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School of Social Sciences and Humanities