1 Changing Societies: Welfare and Diversity, Department of Social Sciences and Business, Roskilde University2 The Department of Society and Globalisation, Roskilde University3 Globalization and Europeanization, Department of Social Sciences and Business, Roskilde University4 Department of Social Sciences and Business, Roskilde University
European welfare states are changing. All countries are witnessing demographic changes, and are experiencing the impact of globalization. These changes, it is expected, will have repercussions for the various welfare states. Against this background, this paper looks at how the welfare states in Europe have developed over the last 15-20 years, and, furthermore, discusses whether the trends we are witnessing will lead in the direction of convergence or divergence. This is done by using welfare state typologies as the structuring device.
I Dilemmi Dell'integrazione: Il Futuro Del Modellos Sociale Europeo, 2006, p. 43-60