• Kire Sharlamanov International Balkan University – Skopje
Keywords: welfare state, Bismarckian Model, Beveridgean Model


The welfare state is a relatively new social phenomenon. Its rudimentary forms appear at the beginning of the 20th century, and it was especially developed immediately after the Second World War. It was created in order to reduce acute social conflicts in societies around the world and to give citizens the minimum conditions for subsistence. From its founding, to this day, the welfare state is at the center of the attention of the professional and general public. This article attempts to define and categorize a state of well-being, but also to consider modern trends that reflect it. Particular attention will be paid to reducing the welfare state and the reasons why it occurs. From the many factors that are often considered in the context of the decline of the welfare state, here we will primarily analyze the demographic, economic and political factors.


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How to Cite
Sharlamanov, K. (2019). THE DECLINE OF THE WELLFARE STATE IN MODERN SOCIETY. Knowledge International Journal, 32(1), 177 - 180. Retrieved from