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The evolution of the welfare state – the example of the dispute over the scope of state obligations and citizens rights in the sphere of health care

Iwona Borkowska

Abstract

The main object of the doctoral dissertation was to diagnose the possible directions of welfare state evolution in Poland after 1989. The thesis consists of three essential parts. The first part brings an overview of definitions, history (from XIX to XXI century) and models of welfare states. This part ends with the characteristic of socio-economic changes in Poland after 1989 and a reflection on post-communist welfare state development. The second part presents the methodology of author’s research, realized at the beginning of 2009, on a representative sample of adult Poles. The interview questionnaire included questions referring to state obligations and citizens rights in health care. The results of the research – introduced in the third part – prove that Poles expect first of all the individual-collective solutions: in the public sphere there should be both compulsory and voluntary insurance schemes, and the state should act in accordance with market rules and protectionism politics at the same time. On the other hand, the attempts of consecutive governments to increase efficiency in public health service along with the rising material status of Poles (in the light of research results related with the approval for individual, liberal solutions) observed after 1989, may lead to the development of the „do-it-yourself” (DIY welfare) welfare system.
Record ID
UAM1ece093e3e67403b8e81417d22897c9c
Diploma type
Doctor of Philosophy
Author
Iwona Borkowska Iwona Borkowska,, Undefined Affiliation
Title in Polish
Ewolucja państwa opiekuńczego – na przykładzie sporu o zakres zobowiązań państwa i uprawnień obywateli w sferze opieki zdrowotnej
Title in English
The evolution of the welfare state – the example of the dispute over the scope of state obligations and citizens rights in the sphere of health care
Language
pol (pl) Polish
Certifying Unit
Faculty of Social Sciences (FoSS)
Discipline
sociology / (social studies) / (social studies)
Scientific discipline (2.0)
5.8 sociology
Status
Finished
Defense Date
16-04-2010
Title date
16-04-2010
Supervisor
URL
http://hdl.handle.net/10593/290 Opening in a new tab
Keywords in English
evolution of the welfare state; postcommunist welfare state; state obligations; citizens rights; health care
Abstract in English
The main object of the doctoral dissertation was to diagnose the possible directions of welfare state evolution in Poland after 1989. The thesis consists of three essential parts. The first part brings an overview of definitions, history (from XIX to XXI century) and models of welfare states. This part ends with the characteristic of socio-economic changes in Poland after 1989 and a reflection on post-communist welfare state development. The second part presents the methodology of author’s research, realized at the beginning of 2009, on a representative sample of adult Poles. The interview questionnaire included questions referring to state obligations and citizens rights in health care. The results of the research – introduced in the third part – prove that Poles expect first of all the individual-collective solutions: in the public sphere there should be both compulsory and voluntary insurance schemes, and the state should act in accordance with market rules and protectionism politics at the same time. On the other hand, the attempts of consecutive governments to increase efficiency in public health service along with the rising material status of Poles (in the light of research results related with the approval for individual, liberal solutions) observed after 1989, may lead to the development of the „do-it-yourself” (DIY welfare) welfare system.

Uniform Resource Identifier
https://researchportal.amu.edu.pl/info/phd/UAM1ece093e3e67403b8e81417d22897c9c/
URN
urn:amu-prod:UAM1ece093e3e67403b8e81417d22897c9c

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