Chapter 4. Welfare Systems in Southern Europe

  1. Judith Allen1,
  2. James Barlow2,
  3. Jesús Leal3,
  4. Thomas Maloutas4 and
  5. Liliana Padovani5

Published Online: 21 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470757536.ch4

Housing and Welfare in Southern Europe

Housing and Welfare in Southern Europe

How to Cite

Allen, J., Barlow, J., Leal, J., Maloutas, T. and Padovani, L. (eds) (2004) Welfare Systems in Southern Europe, in Housing and Welfare in Southern Europe, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470757536.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Prinicipal Lecturer in Housing, University of Westminster, London

  2. 2

    Professor of Technology and Innovation Management, Imperial College, London

  3. 3

    Professor and Director of the Department of Sociology II, Universidad Complutense de Madrid

  4. 4

    Professor of Urban Social Geography, University of Thessaly, Volos and Director of the Institute of Urban and Rural Sociology, National Centre for social research (EKKE), Athens

  5. 5

    Associate Professor in Urban and Regional Policies, Iuav, University of Venice

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 30 JUN 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405103077

Online ISBN: 9780470757536



  • welfare system;
  • capitalism;
  • cluster;
  • social startification;
  • economic growth


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Welfare systems and institutional complexes

  • Welfare regimes, welfare states and welfare activities

  • Esping-Andersen and welfare regimes

  • Welfare regimes: Groups of countries or ideal-typical construct?

  • Applying the concept of welfare regimes to housing

  • Castles and families of nations

  • Setting the south in a European context

  • Is there a separate southern welfare system?

  • Civil administration, dualistic labour markets and familialism

  • The southern European welfare system