The Comparative Welfare Entitlements Dataset (CWED) contains information about the structure and generosity of social insurance benefits in 33 countries around the world. The data contained here are an updated and extended version of CWED 1, which has been available since 2004.
This web site allows you to download customized portions of the CWED 2 data, browse the Working Paper Series or access documentary material.
January 19, 2016 Two new CWED Working Paper available
CWED Working Paper No. 3 on "Coalitions and Compensation: The Case of Unemployment Benefit Duration" by Carlo Knotz and Johannes Lindvall and No. 4 on "Election Campaign Agendas, Government Partisanship, and the Welfare State" by Niklas Jakobsson and Staffan Kumlin are available now.
November 11, 2014 New CWED Working Paper available
CWED Working Paper No. 2 on "Uneven responsiveness to diffusion effects? Regional patterns of unemployment policy diffusion in Western and Eastern Europe" by Detlef Jahn, Kati Kuitto, Nils Düpont and Sebastian Stephan is available now.
March 06, 2014 First CWED Working Paper available
The paper "Social Welfare Generosity Scores in CWED 2: A Methodological Genealogy." by Lyle Scruggs is available now.
March 06, 2014 Stream on "Comparative Methodology-Reforms of Social Security Programs as Case" by Kati Kuitto and Lyle Scruggs at the ESPAnet Annual Conference in Oslo, September 4-6
Kati Kuitto and Lyle Scruggs will coordinate a stream on "Comparative Methodology-Reforms of Social Security Programs as Case" at this years ESPAnet Annual Conference in Oslo, September 4-6. The stream focuses on reforms, challenges and politics of income replacing social security schemes from both theoretical and methodological perspectives. Details on the stream topic and call for papers (deadline: March 12, 2014) is available at: www.nova.no/espanet2014oslo
Please refer to the data as:
Scruggs, Lyle, Detlef Jahn and Kati Kuitto. 2014. "Comparative Welfare Entitlements Dataset 2. Version 2014-03." University of Connecticut & University of Greifswald.
Please refer to the codebook as:
Scruggs, Lyle, Detlef Jahn and Kati Kuitto. 2014. "Comparative Welfare Entitlements Dataset 2 Codebook. Version 2014-03." University of Connecticut & University of Greifswald.