Journal Article

The effect of public opinion on social policy generosity

Lane Kenworthy

in Socio-Economic Review

Published on behalf of Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics

Volume 7, issue 4, pages 727-740
Published in print October 2009 | ISSN: 1475-1461
Published online June 2009 | e-ISSN: 1475-147X | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ser/mwp014
The effect of public opinion on social policy generosity

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Based on analysis of cross-country and over-time patterns in affluent countries in the late 1980s and the 1990s, Brooks and Manza contend that public opinion is a key cause of social policy generosity. A closer look at the evidence suggests reason for skepticism about this inference.

Keywords: comparative politics; political sociology; public expenditures; redistribution; social policy; welfare state; I38 government policy; provision and effects of welfare programs

Journal Article.  3678 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Moral Philosophy ; Corporate Social Responsibility ; Welfare Economics ; Political Economy ; Economic Sociology

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