Alike but not alike: welfare state and unemployment policies in Southern Europe. Italy and Portugal compared

Simone Baglioni, Luis Felipe Olivera Mota

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Abstract

Although Italy and Portugal are considered to be part of the same welfare state family – the Southern European one – analysis of a key component of the welfare state, namely, unemployment policies and regulations, reveals a different evaluation. A comparative analysis of a series of specific indicators of Italian and Portuguese unemployment regimes shows that they represent two different models. Portugal appears to be a more inclusive system, closer to continental or Northern European countries than it is to Italy, or at least representing a hybrid system that combines characteristics of continental European welfare states with characteristics that are more typical of Southern European welfare states. Italy, on the contrary, is much more clearly a Southern European welfare state.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)319-327
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Social Welfare
Volume22
Issue number3
Early online date13 Mar 2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2013

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  • unemployment
  • Italy
  • Portugal
  • welfare state
  • Southern Europe

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Alike but not alike: welfare state and unemployment policies in Southern Europe. Italy and Portugal compared. / Baglioni, Simone; Olivera Mota, Luis Felipe.

In: International Journal of Social Welfare, Vol. 22, No. 3, 07.2013, p. 319-327.

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