The concept of the welfare state and typologies of welfare regimes: A review
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Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences Karamanoglu Mehmetbey University
Publication date: 2020-05-11
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Mehmet Atilla Güler   

Mehmet Atilla Güler, Karamanoglu Mehmetbey University, Faculty of Economics of Administrative Sciences No: 328, Karaman-Turkey; author’s email address: atillaguler@
Problemy Polityki Społecznej 2019;47:113–130
The welfare state expresses an institutionalized structure after World War II. Among the studies on the welfare state, the classification-centered ones have a special place. The studies on the classification of the welfare state have improved in the period of institutionalization. The first studies on this subject mainly focused on the level of social spending, the scope of social security systems, and the provision of welfare services. In spite of the precursor works, the generally accepted approach to the classification of welfare states is based on the work carried out by Esping-Andersen in 1990. EspingAndersen updated his views in 1999 with a new study. This study aims to expose the studies on the classification of welfare states. Accordingly, first of all, precursor studies have been explained, and then the modeling of Esping-Andersen has been laid out. In the last part of the study, criticism has been put about the modeling of Esping-Andersen.
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