Why Welfare States Persist
The Importance Of Public Opinion In Democracies
de Clem Brooks e Jeff Manza
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The world's richer democracies all provide such public benefits as pensions and health care, but why are some far more generous than others? Analyzing data on sixteen countries, this work finds that the preferences of citizens profoundly influence the welfare policies of their governments and the behavior of politicians in office.