In the contemporary welfare state literature, both Japan and Southern Europe are often held to be distinct regimes.
A comparative examination of the evidence for Japan suggests that this is not true.
Japan's fusion of key elements of catholic-conservative welfare states (occupational segmentation and familialism) with a liberal, American style dominance of private welfare plans gives the appearance of a hybrid system.
On balance, there is little to indicate a distinct'Pacific'model.
Regardless, any attempt at labeling the Japanese welfare state is premature since it has not yet sunk its roots, institutuionally speaking.
Mots-clés Pascal : Protection sociale, Japon, Etude comparative, Religion, Emploi, Politique, Libéralisme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Welfare aids, Japan, Comparative study, Religion, Employment, Policy, Liberalism
Notice produite par :
ENSP - Ecole nationale de la santé publique (devenue EHESP)
Cote : 97/08 V
Code Inist : 002B30A03A. Création : 13/02/1998.