Lifecycle Risks and the Politics of Inequality
Carsten Jesen presents the dual risk model of the welfare state. Previous research on the welfare state has predominantly studied the role of modernization and the associated labor market risks. As a corrective to this focus, a distinct class of social risks is addressed here, namely those related to the lifecycle. Life Cycle Risks and the Politics of the Welfare State relates the two types of risks to the political process of the welfare state, which encompasses public opinion formation, party competition and public policy-making.