Seminar on welfare state regimes in East and West

The seminar will include

  • Welcome by Janus Hansen, Head of Sociology Department

  • Presentation by Chan-Ung Park, Yonsei University and Peter Abrahamson, Dept. of Sociology, UCPH:
    Approaching the care crisis East and West: Comparing Family Policies in East Asia and Scandinavia
    The paper is designed so that Scandinavia acts as a baseline, viewed as an ideal-typical universal regime against which policies in East Asia are measured. It concentrates on developments in Japan, Korea and Taiwan. Both similarities and differences among these three states are discussed and it is concluded that there is a huge discrepancy between intended legislation and actual take-up across East Asia. Hence, so far the intensification of family policies have not been able to challenge the low fertility equilibrium in the region.

  • Presentation by Sarah Swider, Dept. of Sociology, UCPH
    Labor Organizing Under Repressive Regimes

  • Presentation by Mikkel Dehlholm, Dept. of Sociology, UCPH

    Welfare state dynamics and taxonomy East and West: Towards as methodological globalist approach to welfare regime studies

  • Discussion

All are welcome!

This event is part of the ongoing research collaboration between Yonsei University and the University of Copenhagen