S-Space Graduate School of International Studies (국제대학원) Dept. of International Studies (국제학과) Theses (Master's Degree_국제학과)
Decline of Universalistic Welfare States? : A Study of Swedish Family Policy
보편주의 복지 국가는 쇠퇴하고 있는가? : 스웨덴 가족 정책을 중심으로
- 국제대학원 국제학과
- Issue Date
- 서울대학교 대학원
- 학위논문 (석사)-- 서울대학교 대학원 : 국제학과, 2017. 2. 송지연.
- The disputes whether the universalistic welfare states have declined or prospered have been around for many years. As advanced countries facing common socio-economic challenges, many expectations that the universalistic welfare states would encounter difficulties have arisen. Main purposes of this thesis are three
to contribute to the contentions over the prosperity and decline of the universalistic welfare states, to provide the specific country case regarding the debates, and to explain the continuity of the universalism with the path dependence theory. The thesis argues that the principle of the universalism has not retrenched at least in the area of the Swedish family policy. This means that the universalism in the Swedish family policies has not declined in any terms of generosity, comprehensiveness or universality. Also, the path dependence process, with the robust social consensus and strong bureaucracy in Sweden, enabled the continuity of the universalism.