Exploring the East-Asian welfare regime focused on the welfare-labor nexus

The purpose of this study is to suggest a new method for exploring the East-Asian welfare regime focused on the welfare-labor nexus. The key variables are earning dispersion, strictness of employment protection, and social expenditures. The research methods are as follows. First, each variable will be converted into qualitative variables to overcome the limit of quantitative data in comparing countries by using fsQCA method. Second, ideal type analysis using converted qualitative variable will be attempted to explore the East-Asian welfare regime different from the Western one. This will help not only understand the time-series change process of each welfare state based on welfare and labor but also get new insight of the East-Asian welfare states.

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