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Old-age security in comparative perspective

Author: John B Williamson; Fred C Pampel
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1993.
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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  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John B Williamson; Fred C Pampel
ISBN: 0195068599 9780195068597
OCLC Number: 25874280
Description: xii, 304 pages ; 25 cm
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 --
3. United Kingdom --
Developments Before 1900 --
Movement Toward Enactment --
Postwar Policy Developments --
Accounting for Developments in Britain --
4. Sweden --
Early Developments: Sixteenth-Nineteenth Centuries --
The Original Pension Legislation --
Developments Between the Wars --
Postwar Policy Developments --
Accounting for Developments in Sweden --
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 --
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 --
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 --
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 --
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 --
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.
Responsibility: John B. Williamson, Fred C. Pampel.
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This sociological study compares the evolution of old-age security policy across a spectrum of industrialized nations and developing countries.  Read more...

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