Old-Age Security in Comparative Perspective

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Oxford University Press, Mar 11, 1993 - Social Science - 320 pages
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This work makes extensive use of seven well-developed historical case studies describing the evolution of public old-age security in industrial nations (Germany, United Kingdom, Sweden, and the United States) and developing nations (Brazil, Nigeria, and India). The authors focus on specifying contexts in which general theoretical perspectives can be used to account for these developments. One of the few studies which integrates historical and quantitative data, this accessible work will prove helpful to students and researchers of the welfare state, aging policy, and comparative sociology.
 

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Contents

1 Introduction
3
2 Germany
22
3 United Kingdom
43
4 Sweden
65
5 United States
87
6 Brazil
117
7 India
141
8 Nigeria
164
9 CrossNational Analysis
183
10 Toward an Empirical and Theoretical Synthesis
207
Notes
229
Bibliography
269
Name Index
293
Subject Index
299
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