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Lyle A. Scruggs

University of Connecticut

Scruggs will write a book that examines the historical evolution of social welfare programs around the world and in the U.S. between 1970 and the present. He will assess whether social policy provisions are becoming less generous in richer democracies or in American states, and investigate the role of structural, institutional, and political factors to explain differences in the comparative generosity of the welfare state.


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