Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

Department of Social Work

Title

Using defamilisation typologies to study the Confucian welfare regime

Language

English

Abstract

© 2015, © 2015 Taylor & Francis. Since Esping-Andersen classified the 18 Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries into the “three worlds of welfare capitalism” in 1990, the comparative studies of welfare have been dominated by the responses to this study. This paper focuses on two of these responses. The first response is concerned with the gender insensitivity of Esping-Andersen's way of categorizing the welfare regimes. The second response is concerned with the issue that the East Asian countries are under-represented in the 18 OECD countries. To make contributions to these responses, two analytical tasks are conducted. First, we build new defamilisation typologies covering both East Asian countries and OECD countries. Second, we demonstrate that the evidence generated from the typologies suggest that some of the indispensable conditions for the development of a Confucian welfare regime do not exist.

Keywords

Confucian ideas, defamilisation typologies, East Asia

Publication Date

2015

Source Publication Title

Journal of International and Comparative Social Policy

Volume

31

Issue

1

Start Page

74

End Page

93

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

DOI

10.1080/21699763.2014.992457

ISSN (print)

21699763

ISSN (electronic)

2169978X

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