Social Insurance Expansion and Political Regime Dynamics in Europe, 1880-1945
This article analyzes the causal relationship between political regime dynamics and social insurance expansion. I theorize that the social insurance expansion is the result of the ruling elites' strategic decision about regime change to dispel revolutionary motives. The key testable implication is that social insurance expansion is more likely to happen under a democratic regime, which, in turn, is influenced by the threat of social revolution evinced by strike activities. Copyright (c) 2007 Southwestern Social Science Association.
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Volume (Year): 88 (2007)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
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