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Comparative characteristics of the Czech welfare state

Author: Bc. Jan Keprta
Year: 2012 - summer
Leaders: PhDr. Jiří Schwarz Ph.D.
Work type: Bachelors
Language: Czech
Pages: 97
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Abstract: The thesis discusses the overall characteristics of Czech welfare state. First it
describes the emergence and evolution of the welfare state in general and divides
particular types of welfare state according to Esping-Andersen’s typology. Then it
deals with the Czech welfare state. It characterizes the development since Austro-
Hungarian Empire until 2010. It points to the specific nature of Czech welfare state,
which consists of all different types of welfare state.
In empirical part, the social transfer abuse is examined, using a regression
model. The examination is restricted to sick-leave. The model shows relation
between the sickness benefit, wage and sickness absence, which illustrates the highprobable
benefit abuse. Finally the thesis discusses the main reason to defraud – low
identification of citizens with the state, which stems from the history.
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