Patterns of Welfare Policies in Central and Eastern Europe
Chapter 4: Research design
This chapter outlines how the post-communist welfare states can be compared in the European context applying a three-dimensional theoretical framework. Empirically measurable indicators of organizational principles of welfare provision, welfare policy emphasis and decommodifying potential, as well as the data used in the analysis are presented. The chapter also discusses the rationale and functioning of the method of cluster analysis in typologizing the CEE countries within the context of European welfare states.
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