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1 Introduction
1.2 The focus and plan of the book
1.3 Contributions
2 The race to the bottom in developing countries
2.1 Existing literature on the globalization–welfare state nexus
2.3 The evidence
Table 2.3 High-income OECD countries
Table 2.1 Low- and lower middle-income LDCs
Table 2.2 Upper middle- and upper-income LDCs
2.3.2 LDC labor in a globalizing economy
2.3.3 Model specification
2.3.4 The variables
2.3.5 Results
Table 2.6 Social security and welfare spending in OECD countries
2.4 Summary
3 Who really gets hurt?
3.2.1 The dependent variable: income distribution
3.2.2 Independent variables
3.2.3 Results
Table 3.1 Determinants of income distribution in OECD countries
3.3 Globalization and prospects for equity-enhancing reform
Table 3.4 Determinants of income distribution in LDCs
3.4 Robustness checks
3.6 Summary
4.1 Welfare states in developing countries? The existing literature
4.2.4 Cluster analysis: testing contrasting hypotheses
4.3 Analysis results
4.3.1 Robustness checks
4.4 Initial interpretation of the results
Figure 4.2 Welfare regimes and early development strategies
4.5 Implications
5.1 India’s protective welfare state
5.2 Race to the bottom?
5.2.1 Social security
5.2.2 Health care and education
5.2.3 Summary
5.3 Institutional change
5.3.1 Welfare regime change?
5.3.2 Mediating role of domestic institutions
5.4 Who really gets hurt?
5.4.1 Social security
5.4.2 Health care
5.4.3 Education
5.4.4 Summary
5.5 Other factors: democracy, ethnic fragmentation, and culture
5.6 Implications
6.1 South Korea’s productive welfare state
6.2.1 Social security
6.2.2 Labor market protections
6.2.3 Summary
6.3 Institutional change
6.3.1 Welfare regime change?
6.3.2 Mediating role of domestic institutions
6.4 Who really gets hurt?
6.4.1 Labor market protections
6.4.2 Social security (and social assistance)
6.4.3 Health care
6.4.4 Education
6.4.5 Summary
6.6 Implications
7.1 Brazil’s weak dual welfare state
7.1.1 Decommodification policies
7.1.2 Commodification policies
7.2 Race to the bottom
7.2.1 Social security
7.2.2 Labor market protections
7.2.3 Health care
7.2.4 Education
7.2.5 Summary
7.3 Institutional change
7.3.1 Welfare regime change?
7.3.2 Mediating role of domestic institutions
7.4 Who really gets hurt?
7.4.2 Health care
7.4.3 Education
7.4.4 Summary
7.5 Other factors: democracy and partisanship
7.6 Implications
8 Conclusions
8.2 Questioning prevailing assumptions and future research
8.2.2 Rethinking the political economies of developing countries
8.2.3 Rethinking the capital–labor dichotomy
8.2.4 Broader questions for future research
8.3 Prospects for the future?
Appendix A: LDC social spending1
Table A.1 Social security and welfare spending
Table A.2 Education spending
Table A.3 Health spending
Appendix B: Assessing potential labor power
Table B.1 Comparing potential labor power and labor strength index
Figure B.1 Potential labor power and labor strength index
Appendix C: Additional tests for the RTB hypothesis
Table C.3 Education spending in OECD countries
Appendix F: LDC Gini coefficient statistics
Appendix H: Conditional impact of trade on inequality
Appendix I: Descriptions and sources of variables
Appendix J: Cluster results minus outcome variables
Appendix K: Dendrogram for cluster analysis
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Rudra - Globalization and the Race to the Bottom

Rudra - Globalization and the Race to the Bottom

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