The problems of welfare models raise continuous concerns for both most of the residents of Western countries and their academic representatives, as well as a certain part of the Eastern European layers, especially the ones that are oriented towards a greater social justice and social protection. However, the works and the opinions on Western welfare models of sociologists, economists and political scientists are still insufficiently known in Lithuania. In this area, we are still lacking both historical and perspective analytical insights. This article will help to get better acquainted with the remarks of Esping-Andersen, Castles, Palier and some other Western researchers on the Western welfare models which were crystallized at the turn of the 21st century.
- Welfare state
- Welfare states models