Social Policies and Welfare State


Research on Social Policies and Welfare State from a comparative perspective. Analyses concerning reforms in this area of policies, as well as their impact on the social citizenship of post-industrial democratic societies.

The comparative analysis of European Welfare regimes and their reforms pays special attention to the articulation of responsibilities (regulation, financing and provision) between State, market and civil society in the articulation of the productive and reproductive spheres. The study of those processes, their implementation and evaluation is done through an analysis of the multi-level governance structures involving a complex articulation of public administrations (European, national, regional and local) and private institutions in this domain of policies.

Main specialization

Scientific Area:
ERC discipline:
  • SH - SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES
  • SH1 Individuals, Institutions and Markets
Industrial Leadership:
  • 7. Other
  • 7.1. Other
Societal Challenges:
  • 6. Inclusive, innovative and secure societies
  • 6.1. Inclusive societies