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Changing Social EqualityThe Nordic Welfare Model in the 21st Century$
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Jon Kvist, Johan Fritzell, Bjorn Hvinden, and Olli Kangas

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9781847426604

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847426604.001.0001

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Do we all (dis)like the same welfare state? Configurations of public support for the welfare state in comparative perspective

Do we all (dis)like the same welfare state? Configurations of public support for the welfare state in comparative perspective

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(p.45) Three Do we all (dis)like the same welfare state? Configurations of public support for the welfare state in comparative perspective
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Changing Social Equality
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Mads Meier JæGer

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847426604.003.0003

Does equality in outcomes lead to a preference for equality? This chapter introduces a new approach to study popular support for the welfare state that focuses on qualitative different configurations of welfare state attitudes rather than purely quantitative attitudinal differences dominant in previous research. It identifies three types of latent welfare attitudes. The results suggest that people's welfare attitudes cluster into well-defined groups based on the redistribution and deservingness dimensions. Although the Nordic countries are not in the lead in terms of having a passion for equality, the support of their populations seems higher than demonstrated in other studies. Finally, country-specific factors rather than welfare regime factors drive changes in public opinion over time.

Keywords:   welfare state, latent class analysis, public opinion, equality in outcomes

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