The Small Welfare State

Rethinking Welfare in the US, Japan, and South Korea

Jae-jin Yang,

The Small Welfare State: Rethinking Welfare in the US, Japan, and South Korea
 
 
In a period of rapid change for welfare states around the world, this insightful book offers a comparative study of three historically small welfare states: the US, Japan, and South Korea. Featuring contributions from international distinguished scholars, this book looks beyond the larger European welfare states to unpack the many common political and institutional characteristics that have constrained welfare state development in industrialized democracies.


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