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Laenen, Meuleman, Otto, Roosma & Van Lancker (2020).
Books
  • March 17, 2021

Leading Social Policy Analysis from the Front. Essays in Honour of Wim van Oorschot. Leuven: Centre for Sociological Research, KU Leuven.

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Laenen & Gugushvili (2021).
Journal article
  • March 17, 2021

Are universal welfare policies really more popular than selective ones? A critical discussion of empirical research. International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy.

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Laenen & Roosma (2021).
Books
  • March 16, 2021

How to Study Welfare State Legitimacy. An Analytical Model Inspired by the Work of Wim van Oorschot. In: T. Laenen et al., (Eds.). Leading Social Policy Analysis from the Front. Essays in Honour of Wim van Oorschot. Leuven: Centre for Sociological Research, KU Leuven.

Abstract. In this essay, we merge Wim van Oorchot’s two main contributions to the welfare attitudes literature in one analytical framework, which asserts that in order to fully grasp the social legitimacy of a welfare state, one should study popular attitudes towards its various provisions directed at different target groups (for example, unemployment benefits and social assistance), and within these provisions, towards its different dimensions (for example, redistribution design and intended and unintended outcomes). We hope this framework will serve as a valuable roadmap for future researchers interested in charting the social legitimacy of any given welfare state.

Link: https://soc.kuleuven.be/ceso/spsw/news/new-book-leading-social-policy-analysis-from-the-front-essays-in-honor-of-wim-van-oorschot

Gugushvili & Laenen (2021).
Journal article
  • March 16, 2021

Two decades after Korpi & Palme’s “paradox of redistribution”: What have we learnt so far and where do we take it from here? Journal of International and Comparative Social Policy.

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Laenen, Meuleman & van Oorschot (2020).
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  • December 9, 2019

Welfare State Legitimacy in Times of Crisis and Austerity: Between Continuity and Change. Edward Elgar Publishing.

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Chrisp, Laenen & van Oorschot (2020).
Journal article
  • December 8, 2019

The Social Legitimacy of Basic Income: A Cross-National and Multidimensional Perspective. Special Issue in the Journal of International and Comparative Social Policy, 36(3), 217-222.

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Laenen (2020).
Books
  • November 11, 2019

How Popular Deservingness Perceptions Mediate the Link Between Unemployment Policies and their Public Support. In Laenen, T., et al. (Eds.), Welfare State Legitimacy in Times of Crisis and Austerity: Between Continuity and Change. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing.

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Rossetti, Roosma, Laenen & Abts (2020).
Journal article
  • November 10, 2019

An unconditional basic income? How Dutch citizens justify their opinions about a basic income and work conditionality. Journal of International and Comparative Social Policy, 36(3), 284-300.

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Laenen (2020).
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  • October 2, 2019

Welfare Deservingness and Welfare Policy. Popular Deservingness Opinions and their Interaction with Welfare State Policies. Edward Elgar Publishing.

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Gugushvili & Laenen (2019).
  • May 2, 2019

Twenty years after Korpi and Palme’s “paradox of redistribution”: what have we learned so far and where should we take it from here? SPSW Working Paper Series, No. CESO/SPSW/2019-01. Leuven: Centre for Sociological Research.

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