Empirical analysis concerning the popular explanations of poverty are a little known field of research. The article analyzes this topic, considering these attitudes as predictors of the degree of legitimation / delegitimation of social inequalities, associated with specific social welfare programs aimed at social cohesion. Such attitudes are investigated in a comparative perspective into a group of European countries representing different welfare models, using data from the European Values Survey (EVS). The article checks the influences of specific "culture of welfare” on the attitudes toward poverty using a set of variables who investigate the conceptions of social cohesion in the sense proposed by Bernard, that is the cultural conceptions that emphasize the dimensions of freedom, equality and solidarity as specific elements that welfare should be alternatively based in its variants.
|Translated title of the contribution||[Autom. eng. transl.] The effects of "welfare cultures" in the explanations of poverty|
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||STUDI DI SOCIOLOGIA|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
- Culture di welfare
- Welfare cultures