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Social Foundations of Postindustrial Economies

Gosta Esping-Andersen


The Golden Age of post‐war capitalism has been eclipsed, and with it seemingly also the possibility of harmonizing equality and welfare with efficiency and jobs. Most analyses believe that the emerging post‐industrial society is overdetermined by massive, convergent forces, such as tertiarization, new technologies, or globalization, all conspiring to make welfare states unsustainable in the future. This book takes a second, more sociological and institutional look at the driving forces of economic transformation. What stands out as a result is that there is post‐industrial diversity rather tha ... More

Keywords: economic transformation, family economy, political economy, post‐industrial economies, post‐industrial society, social foundations of post‐industrial economies, welfare capitalism, welfare regime, welfare state

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1999 Print ISBN-13: 9780198742005
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0198742002.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gosta Esping-Andersen, author
University of Trento
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