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Comparative European institutions and the ‘Little Divergence’, 1385–1800 | VOX, CEPR Policy Portal
The decline of countries such as Castile and Portugal, which first benefited from access to the New World, relative to their followers, especially England and the Netherlands, is often attributed to the quality of the Iberian countries’ institutions at the time Atlantic trade opened. This column questions this narrative by comparing Iberian and English institutional quality
comparative_studies  institutional_design  europe  development  history  history_of_capitalism 
8 weeks ago by JFIResearch
Chinese urban elite transformation between 1988 and 2013 | VOX, CEPR Policy Portal
The historically unprecedented economic and social transformation in China over the past four decades has seen urban areas becoming much richer, but also much more unequal. This column analyses changes in the Chinese urban elite. It finds that, compared to the 1980s, the elite today consists mainly of professionals, self-employed, and smaller and larger business people, they
development  development_economics  development_economics labor_market  development_research  class_struggle  class  history  history_of_capitalism  comparative_studies 
october 2019 by JFIResearch
Protecting Soldiers and Mothers — Theda Skocpol | Harvard University Press
It is widely held that the United States lagged behind the countries of Western Europe in developing modern social policies. But, as Theda Skocpol shows in this startlingly new historical analysis, the United States actually pioneered generous social spending for many of its elderly, disabled, and dependent citizens.
welfare  welfare_history  capitalism  development  development_economics labor_market  labor  labor_relations  sociology  policy_making  policy  history  history_of_capitalism 
july 2019 by JFIResearch
Power Resources and Employer-Centered Approaches in Explanations of Welfare States and Varieties of Capitalism: Protagonists, Consenters, and Antagonists | World Politics | Cambridge Core
Power Resources and Employer-Centered Approaches in Explanations of Welfare States and Varieties of Capitalism: Protagonists, Consenters, and Antagonists - Volume 58 Issue 2 - Walter Korpi
welfare  welfare_history  capitalism  development  development_economics labor_market  labor  labor_relations 
july 2019 by JFIResearch
Esping-Andersen, G.: The Three Worlds of Welfare Capitalism (Paperback) | Princeton University Press
Few discussions in modern social science have occupied as much attention as the changing nature of welfare states in Western societies. Gøsta Esping-Andersen, one of the foremost contributors to current debates on this issue, here provides a new analysis of the character and role of welfare states in the functioning of contemporary advanced Western societies. Esping-Andersen distinguishes three major types of welfare state, connecting these with variations in the historical developme...
welfare  welfare_history  capitalism  development  development_economics labor_market  labor  labor_relations 
july 2019 by JFIResearch
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