DescriptionWidely used expenditure-based measures of welfare state generosity produce inconsistent findings and are hampered by conceptual limitations, missing values and imprecise operational definitions (Kuhner, 2007; 2015). This presentation is inspired by Busemeyer’s (2009) research as he suggested that globalization processes need a little longer to show their actual impact on the welfare state. So, ‘What if we even waited a little longer’? Would inconsistencies between expenditure and social rights-based summary indicators persist? Does disaggregated analysis of single policy areas still present a preferable alternative to the use of summary measures? What are the implications for the present and future analysis of comparative social policy in Greater China and East Asia?
|Period||17 Nov 2021|
|Held at||Sun Yat-Sen University, China|
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What if we waited a little longer? The dependent variable problem within the comparative analysis of the welfare state revisited
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