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Author Williamson, John B
Title Old-Age Security in Comparative Perspective
Imprint Cary : Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 1993
©1993
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Note Intro -- Contents -- 1. Introduction -- Theories of Old-Age Security Policy Development -- Structure of the Book -- 2. Germany -- Developments Before 1900 -- Developments Since 1900 -- Accounting for Developments in Germany -- Conclusion -- 3. United Kingdom -- Developments Before 1900 -- Movement Toward Enactment -- Postwar Policy Developments -- Accounting for Developments in Britain -- Conclusion -- 4. Sweden -- Early Developments: Sixteenth-Nineteenth Centuries -- The Original Pension Legislation -- Developments Between the Wars -- Postwar Policy Developments -- Accounting for Developments in Sweden -- Conclusion -- 5. United States -- Early Developments: Military, Union, and Corporate Pensions -- Movement Toward a National Pension System -- The Social Security Act of 1935 -- Developments Since World War II -- Current Policy -- Accounting for Developments in the United States -- Conclusion -- 6. Brazil -- The Colonial Era and the Empire -- The Old Republic (1889-1930) -- The Vargas Era (1930-1945) -- The Populist Era (1945-1964) -- The Era of Military Rule (1964-1985) -- Comparisons with Other Latin American Nations -- Accounting for Developments in Brazil -- Conclusion -- 7. India -- Early History: Sixteenth-Nineteenth Centuries -- The Era of the Independence Movement -- Policy Developments Since Independence -- An Evaluation of India's Provident Fund Approach -- Accounting for Developments in India -- Conclusion -- 8. Nigeria -- The Colonial Era -- Developments Since Independence -- Nigeria's National Provident Fund -- Public Pension Policy in the Ivory Coast -- Accounting for Developments in Nigeria -- Conclusion -- 9. Cross-National Analysis -- The Theoretical Approach: A Review and Extension -- Research Design, Data, and Measurement -- Results for the Industrial Nations -- Results for the Third World Nations
Comparisons with the Case Studies -- Conclusion -- Appendix: Sources of Data -- 10. Toward an Empirical and Theoretical Synthesis -- The Social Democratic Thesis -- The Neo-Marxist Perspective -- The Industrialism Perspective -- The Neo-Pluralist Perspective -- The State-Centered Perspective -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Name Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y -- Z -- Subject Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- I -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W
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 specifyingcontexts 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 comparativesociology
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Williamson, John B. Old-Age Security in Comparative Perspective Cary : Oxford University Press, Incorporated,c1993 9780195068597
Subject Old age pensions.;Social security
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Alt Author Pampel, Fred C
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