The productive and protective dimensions of welfare in Asia and the Pacific : pathways towards human development and income equality?

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Abstract

This article draws on recent data provided by the Asian Development Bank's Social Protection Index and uses Fuzzy Set Ideal Type Analysis to develop ideal types of welfare activity to which 29 countries in Asia and the Pacific can have varying degrees of membership. There is little evidence that the commitment to “productive” and “protective” welfare is oriented along broad geographical units or predetermined by economic affluence and the size of the informal economy. It also adds an explorative Fuzzy Set Qualitative Comparative Analysis to test the effect of “productive” and “protective” welfare properties on human development and income equality. Here, it finds that the absence of strong income protection is most clearly linked to low human development at the macro-level; high education investment is linked to high income inequality if governments fail to invest in employment and income protection or employment protection and training, respectively.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)151-173
Number of pages23
JournalJournal of International and Comparative Social Policy
Volume31
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2015
Externally publishedYes

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The productive and protective dimensions of welfare in Asia and the Pacific : pathways towards human development and income equality? / KÜHNER, Stefan.

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