Economics & Sociology

ISSN: 2071-789X eISSN: 2306-3459 DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X
Index PUBMS: f5512f57-a601-11e7-8f0e-080027f4daa0
Article information
Title: Welfare State in Central and Eastern Europe
Issue: Vol. 11, No 1, 2018
Published date: 30-03-2018 (print) / 30-03-2018 (online)
Journal: Economics & Sociology
ISSN: 2071-789X, eISSN: 2306-3459
Authors: Agne Lauzadyte-Tutliene
Vilnius University

Tomas Balezentis
Vilnius University

Egle Goculenko
Vilnius University
Keywords: welfare state, Eastern Europe welfare model, Central Europe welfare model
DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X.2018/11-1/7
Index PUBMS: 1a92ba64-8696-11e8-911b-901b0efa6e97
Language: English
Pages: 100-123 (24)
JEL classification: D60, I38

This study aims at analyzing the existing welfare state models in Europe and investigating welfare regimes in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe. The hierarchical cluster analysis, employed in this study, revealed that five welfare state models can be distinguished in this region. The analysis also revealed that Central and Eastern European countries are too diverse to form a single cluster, and thus two models of the welfare state - the Eastern Europe welfare model and the Central Europe welfare model – could be distinguished. Meanwhile, while investigating the situation of Central and Eastern European countries in the more general European context, it was observed that Central European welfare model is closer to the old European countries, while the Eastern European welfare model is very different from all other models.


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