Georgian Welfare State: Preliminary Study Based on Esping-Andersen’s Typology

Asatiani, Magda and Verulava, Tengiz (2017) Georgian Welfare State: Preliminary Study Based on Esping-Andersen’s Typology. Economics and Sociology, 10 (4). pp. 21-28. ISSN 2071-789X

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This study aims to examine the welfare state of Georgia according to the Esping-Andersen’s typology and justify the theory of “(in)stable welfare states”. This article analyses different aspects of wellbeing (pension and healthcare systems, labour-market policy and family benefits) in Georgia during the period of 1991-2013. The research showed the diversity of policies in different fields of social care. Results revealed that Georgian health and labour-market policy can be classified as a liberal, pension system – as a social-democratic and family benefits policy – as a conservative. Thus, the theory of (in)stable welfare state can be justified and Georgian state can be qualified as a country with a hybrid and instable social policy. However, further research is needed for the final confirmation (or falsification) of this theory after the current policy reforms started from 2013 are completely implemented.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: welfare state, Georgia, Esping-Andersen’s typology
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HL Healthcare Policy and Management
H Social Sciences > HO Public Health
Divisions: Centres > Insurance and Public Health Center
Depositing User: Professor Tengiz Verulava
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2018 08:16
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2018 08:16

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