The research subject of our work is the welfare state. The object of the research are models of the welfare state with a focus on selected countries. These countries are Germany, as a representative of the corporate model, and Sweden, as a representative of the social-democratic model. The aim of our work is based on selected models of the welfare (in Germany and Sweden) to identify social policy instruments and their current problems. Although there is no exact definition of the welfare state, in the first part of our work we will approach it with the help of definitions from several Slovak and foreign authors, which will help us to find out the current state of the researched problem. In the continuation of this part, we focus on the typology of the welfare state and concretize the typology according to G. Espring-Andersen. In the summary table, we will at least marginally present other typologies of welfare states, for example according to Leibfried, Siaroff or Bonoli. In the second part of our work, we specify the German and Swedish model, which we approach based on an analysis of the literature using data from individual ministries of the surveyed countries. In the third part, we compare the examined models of selected countries based on data on public social spending. We also arrive at the conclusions necessary to meet the goal of our work by analyzing the laws in the given area or data from the OECD.

Autor: Jaroslav ÉHN, Andrea HORVÁTHOVÁ

Vydanie: 2020/1     Strany: 18-28     Klasifikácia JEL: I31, I38

Kľúčové slová: welfare state, social policy models, social policy, liberal model, conservative - corporate model, social - democratic model


Ing. Andrea Horváthová
Faculty of Social and Economic Relations
Alexander Dubček University of Trenčín
Študentská 2
911 50 Trenčín
Slovak Republic

Ing. Jaroslav Éhn
Faculty of Social and Economic Relations
Alexander Dubček University of Trenčín
Študentská 2
911 50 Trenčín
Slovak Republic


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