Comparative Welfare Entitlements Dataset , CWED



The Comparative Welfare Entitlements Dataset (by Lyle Scruggs, Kati Kuitto and Detlef Jahn) is a comparative institutional analysis of social insurance programmes in 33 welfare states, spanning much of the post-war period. Its website contains information on 3 social insurance programmes: unemployment, sick pay and pensions.

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Periods covered by the data differs per topic and country.

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