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Social Policy by Other Means from a Comparative Historical Perspective. Continuity and Change in Nineteenth-Century Belgium (1800 ‒1920)

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While social policies in the past are “by other means” if compared to traditional welfare states, historians have successfully established that they were much more conventional in their own time. Moreover, welfare states are historically grown constructs often still containing many pre-existing elements of precisely such social policies by other means, for example non-state provision. Belgium is an excellent example. Historically both nineteenth-century poor relief and early-twentieth-century social insurance were mixed private/public forms of provision and funding. Today the Belgian welfare state still retains fundamental aspects of non-state provision not usually associated with “conventional” welfare states in the core OECD.
Tijdschrift: Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis
ISSN: 1387-6988
Issue: 1
Volume: 20
Pagina's: 1 - 16
Jaar van publicatie:2018