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Not for Citation! Justice Evaluation and the Welfare State in Europe



Issues of social justice are gaining importance nowadays. They make people ask questions about the social conditions they live in and about the justness of society in general. The welfare state as an institution which incorporates and transports ideas about justice is an important objective behind individual perceptions and justice beliefs. My presentation uses the typology of welfare states suggested by Esping-Andersen (1990) to analyze justice beliefs related to income. Welfare state regimes are characterized by particular ways of allocating goods and life chances and are thus likely to affect the justice beliefs of those who are ruled by these regimes. Building on the welfare state typology of Esping-Andersen, hypotheses are developed of how certain welfare regimes develop support for particular justice beliefs and the justice evaluation of income. Using data of th

Year: 1999
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