A Framework for Comparing Social Protection in Developing and Developed Countries: The Example of Child Benefits
2009 (English)In: International Social Security Review, ISSN 0020-871X, Vol. 62, no 1, 91-115 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The article outlines a conceptual and theoretical framework for improved comparative analysis of publicly provided social protection in developing countries, drawing on the research tradition of the study of longstanding welfare democracies. An important element of the proposed institutional approach is the establishment of comparable qualitative and quantitative indicators for social protection. The empirical example of child benefits indicates that differences between developed and developing countries should not be exaggerated, and that the prevalence of child benefits in sub-Saharan African and Latin American countries today resembles the inter-war period (1919-1938) situation in developed regions.
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Social Science Electronic Publishing, Inc. , 2009. Vol. 62, no 1, 91-115 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-34853DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-246X.2008.01323.xOAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-34853DiVA: diva2:285824