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Conservative thought and the welfare state

Political Studies

Author: Barry, N.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 1997


Explores divisions in conservative political thought regarding the welfare state in the US & Europe. The morality of welfare, various methods of organizing welfare & degrees of centralization, the role of private contributions, provision of health care, & problems presented by aging populations are discussed. It is concluded that conservatives are likely to advocate the increasing privatization of welfare services. However, the resultant inequalities may create a division in the conservative ranks.

Further Details

Pages: 331-345
Volume: 45
Issue: 2
Accession Number: 18.3.03
Research Notes: Electronic copy added 28/08/2013
Keywords: North AmericaEuropeolderhealth improvement
Reads: 190