socialpolicy.ch

socialpolicy.ch
The journal "socialpolicy.ch" (s.ch) was founded in 2016 in the Department of Sociology, Social Policy, and Social Work of the University of Fribourg (Switzerland) and has its editorial offices there. It appears online twice yearly and includes contributions in German, English, French, or Italian. "socialpolicy.ch" is a scholarly journal concerned with all areas of social policy and the welfare state. It strives to be a go-between linking academia and practice. Thus it is aimed at both scholars and all those actively practicing in the area. The journal should facilitate academic discourse about developments and concepts in social policy – in the widest sense of that term – in Switzerland, in other countries, and in international comparison. The journal publishes quantitative, qualitative, and comparative research on social policy, as well as theoretical pieces. In addition to academic articles, the journal can also publish shorter pieces (reviews of significant books and brief research notes). To achieve a high quality in the articles, all submissions will be put through a peer review process.
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Household Wellbeing and Health in Two Types of Welfare Regimes : A Comparison of (Lower -) Middle Income Households in Chile and Costa Rica

Budowski, Monica ; Vera, Daniel

In: sozialpolitik.ch, 2016, vol. 1, no. 1, p. Article: 1.3

Chile and Costa Rica’s health care systems fare well regarding health indicators. They vary corresponding to their welfare regimes: liberal-informal and social-democratic-informal. We compare how households in precarious prosperity, which are particularly dependent on institutional arrangements, deal with health. We ask: to what extent do health care systems, visible in household strategies,...